Our Team

Directors

Kate Bowmaker

Kate Bowmaker

Managing Director

Kate is a highly experienced strategic communications, stakeholder and community engagement and issues management specialist who has worked across social services, environment, health, Indigenous affairs and community development programs, including leading national communication initiatives.
Steven Speldewinde

Steven Speldewinde

Director - Operations, Digital, Innovation

With a background in government policy and innovation, Steve specialises in applying innovation and digital techniques to support implementation of communication and engagement strategy. He assists clients to establish effective online strategies, and to build their capability to reach and engage audiences using digital and social channels.
Melanie Butcher

Melanie Butcher

Director - Impact and Engagement

Mel uses design thinking methods and collaborative approaches to develop strategies to create change. Her science background provides a solid base in evidence-based methods, research, data analysis and evaluation. Having undertaken the post-graduate certificate in Social Impact and Social Return on Investment training, Mel has the knowledge to bring stakeholders together to design meaningful solutions to complex issues.

Team

Martinique Diss

Martinique Diss

Lead - People and Projects

Martinique is a qualified and registered psychologist specialising in designing and delivering end-to-end training campaigns within the transport sector. She has a proven track record in managing large training projects adopting a co-design approach with stakeholders and end users to deliver engaging and effective education strategies.

Sam Hodgkins

Sam Hodgkins

Communications Consultant

Sam is qualified and experienced in social marketing design and evaluation. He has worked within Griffith University on social change and research and evaluation projects. Sam also specialises in content creation including graphic design, photography and video production. He is a dedicated account manager supporting project management, content development, design and logistics.
Casey Harrigan

Casey Harrigan

Production Manager

Casey has more than 8 years experience in video production, having produced documentaries, kids television, science stories, and live-stream events. Casey thrives on throwing herself into a project, treating it with fresh eyes and a creative streak, and seeing it through with ambition and precision.
Suzie Montano

Suzie Montano

Executive Assistant

Suzie is an experienced administration coordinator, with excellent skills in project management and data. She supports Social Deck facilitators in consultation projects and manages logistics, bookings and registrations.

Associate consultants

We work with a network of consultants to deliver specialist expertise in campaign development, video production, creative design, website and app development, writing and editorial services, stakeholder engagement and research.

Ian Watson

Ian Watson

Communications & Engagement

Ian is a communications professional, researcher and facilitator with specialist expertise in co-designing communications and engagement processes and projects with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, and people living in rural and remote communities. 
Dr. Natalie Herd

Dr. Natalie Herd

Researcher

Natalie is a behavioural scientist who has worked on a broad range of behaviour change interventions, evaluations, and marketing campaigns in Australia and the UK. She has a PhD in psychology and is passionate about applying scientific, evidence-based research to provide practical solutions to everyday behaviour change issues – mindtapresearch.com

Kirstin Gail

Kirstin Gail

Designer & Illustrator

Kirstin is a designer and illustrator who helps organisations distill and communicate complex ideas through simple, visual storytelling techniques – designmeld.com
Mel Martin

Mel Martin

Writing/Editing

Professional writer and editor, with a focus on tailoring content to connect with audiences, and simplifying complex information to get messages across clearly and succinctly. Accredited by the Institute of Professional Editors. More at – editsense.com.au
Taty Hindes

Taty Hindes

Design

Taty is a Graphic Designer and Art Director who has designed for Hallmark, Disney, the Discovery Channel, Subway, Unilever, Hilasal and Nestle. For over 16 years Taty has taught and lectured graphic design, typography and computer graphics at universities in America and Australia
Justin Franks

Justin Franks

Online Manager

Specialising in creating online tools and environments that help to manage projects and engage people in new initiatives.

Board of Advisers

As a B-Corp certified business we have an established Board of Advisers made up of passionate professionals with expertise across government, public health policy, environment, protected area management, HR and organisational change, and economic development.