Our Team

Kate Bowmaker

Kate Bowmaker

Communications 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

Digital and Innovation Director

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

Social Impact Director

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.

Sam Hodgkins

Sam Hodgkins

Communications Coordinator

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.

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.

Casey Harrigan

Casey Harrigan

Video Production

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.

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

Madeleine Clifford

Madeleine Clifford

Strategic communications and campaigns

Extensive experience in strategic communications, campaigns, stakeholder and community engagement, media and social media management in government, business and the not-for-profit sector. Read more about Madeleine: https://elevenstrategic.com/who/

Hayley Barrett

Hayley Barrett

Design

Creates brand and digital experiences that deliver maximum impact. Hayley has provided creative and strategic communication solutions to businesses, including leading national brands Toyota, Lexus, McGrath Real Estate and Healthy Life.

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 www.editsense.com.au
Nick Chadwick

Nick Chadwick

Design

Nick is currently completing an MBA in Social Impact, Nick provides graphic design services for The Social Deck and other clients, integrating his knowledge of design thinking for social innovation to his work.

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.