Seeking the exceptional.


Our team

Working at Spinifex.
To those of us in the company, that statement raises a smile. At Spinifex, the people are the assets. It is the combination of our skills – critical thinking that leads to discovery, problem solving design, and a strong commitment to delivering exceptional results – that sets Spinifex apart. 

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

Architect of Solutions

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. As the mother of two young girls, Kate can cut through the clutter and the noise quickly and decisively. She keeps her finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist to ensure we are always attuned to the beating pulse of the nation.

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

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.”

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.”

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.

“Simplicity is the last step of art.
– Bruce Lee”

Em Treble

Em Treble

Where precision meets pizzazz

Where precision throws a party with pizzazz, you'll find Em, our project sorceress! With a knack for turning intricate puzzles into vibrant masterpieces, she dives into specialised realms armed with meticulous detail and a sprinkle of empathy.

As a Project Manager, Em waltzes through effective communication, turning stakeholders into dance partners. But wait, there's more – she's also our Design Dynamo, injecting projects with graphics that practically do the cha-cha.

Behind the scenes, Em orchestrates magic making her an invaluable asset. She's not just a stakeholder whisperer; she's the maestro of whimsical visual storytelling.

“You can’t move mountains by whispering at them.”

Paul Lee

Transformer of Change

You can tell by Paul’s eclectic taste in music, he has always embraced change. Known in super hero circles as the Silver Fox, Paul’s super power is helping organisations embed and operationalise new ways of working. Before they know it, companies are developing an appetite for change and continual transformation. A rare skill to have. When he is not leaping tall buildings, Paul is focusing on results and delivering significant business and personal benefits to those he works with.

“A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defence, never for attack.”

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.”

Paul Moore

Paul Moore

Our Super Trouper

Paul, the virtuoso of multitasking, doesn't just glide through the digital realm; he answers the call, quite literally! Juggling customer hieroglyphics, orchestrating symphonies of data, and moonwalking through legal, risk, compliance, product, and operations content, Paul is the expert of phone-fu. Picture him, a wizard with a headset, crafting marketing ballets, choreographing compliance routines, all while ensuring that every call is a masterpiece. With a touch of quirk and a knack for answering the phone like no other, Paul is the variable that ensures the show goes on – and oh, what a show it is!

“Smiling, having fun”

Alex Frampton

Alex Frampton

Print to pixels, Ideas Personified

Alex is our design maestro who's been sprinkling creativity for a very long time. She started in print! From print materials to logos, web to book design, Alex transforms ideas into visual wonders. With a strategic mind and a knack for collaboration, she's your go-to for creative brilliance. Outside the design cosmos, Alex navigates the adventure of motherhood with two dynamic daughters, ensuring her toes are always tapping to the rhythm of creativity and chaos.

“With organisation comes empowerment.”

James Elliott

Magician of Phone

When James picks up the phone, magic happens. His dulcet tones are so calming that our clients are calling him just to chat. Finessing his skills from a young age in television and radio, James has made his voice his superpower. Able to leap company gatekeepers in a single syllable, he’s chosen to use his voice for the good of small business everywhere, instead of using it for world domination, which thankfully still remains his Plan B … For now.

“Do good to others and every person can be a superhero.”

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.”


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