Our team

 

Working at Spinifex. To those of us in the company, that statement raises a smile. Turning up to the office every day at Spinifex doesn’t feel like work. At Spinifex, the people make the company. We are a team at Spinifex in every sense of the word. Our skills complement each other and we firmly believe that working together brings out our best.

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Peter Huxley

Managing Director & Strategist

Peter’s dream of being an Australian champion was realised in 2010 when he scored the winning try to secure the World Masters Rugby Championship for the Mosman Whales Over 45 team. Speedy is what we call him and speed to market is a core strength. Peter’s strategic thinking is world class and has been the core of our success for four and 20 years.

“Let’s kick some goals.”

Angela Hinchley

People, Passion & Fun Festivals

Angela is on the constant search for your brand truth and what that means for your customer. She has many passions, but at work she is at her happiest connecting the dots to solve a marketing problem. Maybe she’s never really grown up because she is always asking: “Why?”. The quickest way to get something done is to tell Ange it can’t be done.

“The key to success is understanding what success is.”

Kate Bensley

Doer of Stuff & Taker of Holidays

Kate joined the Spinifex team in 2007. She tried to leave twice but just keeps coming back for more. A world champion ballroom dancer, Kate has all the moves to help you twirl like a champion. Bringing up two young girls, Kate has her finger on the pulse of the current trends in social and other media and knows all the words to ‘Let It Go’ from Frozen.

“If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.”

Rosie Pratt

Problem Solver, Solution Seeker

After discovering that Double Jeopardy was actually a thing and not just a brilliant movie, Rosie became disenfranchised with her career in law in the UK and decided to take up extreme long distance swimming. After many weeks of backstroke she found Australia, and decided to call it ‘Rosieland’. Spinifex came across Rosie right around the time that she discovered Australia already had a name and a local population, and admiring her creativity and swimming ability, hired her on the spot. With her background in law, Rosie ensures our criminal activity remains minimal.

“Great marketing comes from understanding your customer.”

Cameron Gilmour

Marketing Ninja

Cam’s long-time marriage to the sea ended abruptly the day he was ejected from the Navy for accidently calling one of the ships a ‘boat’. With his only skills being a licence to drive a 9200-tonne, 510-foot Guided Missile Class Destroyer and being able to take down a grizzly bear with a single punch, Cam was perfectly suited to marketing. Cam’s ninja-like marketing skills are the perfect match for our wide variety of clients. Always the first to report for duty, Cam ensures the right tools are deployed at the right time.

“Don’t stray from your strategic objectives.”

Jan Montano

Marketing Technologist

Starting out his life as a bundle of electrodes in ‘the cloud’, Jan soon graduated from A.I. school and began a promising career in world domination as SkyNet from The Terminator. However, soon tiring of the man versus machine daily grind and never having tasted a jam donut or knowing what it is to feel love, Jan created an artificial body for himself and was soon hired by Spinifex as the digital development manager. Jan enjoys managing his development team and still conquers the occasional small nation in his spare time.

“Computers have lots of memory but no imagination.”

Jennifer Ngamcharoen

Design Diva

If you think it’s easy being a Royal Princess of the land of smile ... it is. So easy in fact that Jenny soon tired of unrelenting subservience from the masses and yearned for something a little more challenging. It was that day that Jenny decided to pursue her real passion. Pole vaulting. Soon after, Jenny lost her wallet down a stormwater drain and discovered that you don’t get stuff for free when you’re not a princess, so decided to pursue her OTHER passion with Spinifex – design.

“Great design challenges, infiltrates and inspires.”

Christina Zantiotis

Dollars & Dancing

Show her the money! Christina realised she had a gift for numbers after a trip to Vegas with some girlfriends ended with the GFC. After discovering that Christina could count to well past 100 without using fingers or toes, Spinifex hired her immediately in an attempt to balance out the rampant creativity with some grounded logic. We only let her work three days in case she doesn’t let us have champagne on a Friday. Where creative and profit meet – the battle rages on.

“Everything adds up in the end. If it doesn’t add up, then it’s not the end.”

Richard Podmore

Editor, Spotter of Bold Full Stops

In a world of fake news and questionable truths, Richard sees pedantic as a badge of honour. The last bastion of truth, justice and the right way to spell, Richard enjoys keeping us on our toes. He seeks out the truth when fact checking our work to ensure that we can give the right information to the right people at the right time. When not getting his red pen out, he can be found baking award-winning sourdough bread, competing in the odd (short) ocean swim or relaxing with a glass of wine.

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

Michael Hambly

Customer Relationship Marketer

When Michael is not jumping around in stripy pyjamas he is usually cooking up a storm and serving it with a lovely red. Michael, a seasoned professional, returned to Spinifex in 2016 after a 15-year break. His warmth and professionalism make up for his support of the Adelaide Crows. A professional chatter … what Michael doesn’t know about you isn’t worth knowing.

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.”

Susie Taylor

Customer Relationship Marketer

Susie’s party trick is a one-handed headstand. When she isn’t chatting up clients for Spinifex she is teaching people how to perfect the downward dog and meditate – because some answers can’t be found on Google. Her sunny nature and curious personality mean our clients always welcome her calls and even better than that they return them.

“If you listen you may learn something new.”

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