Meet the crew

People are our special sauce. They bring the smarts that gets results and the passion that creates great vibes. These are them.

Allie McLean

Client Director

Amanda Gilchrist

Senior Creative

Amy Stockley-Smith

Senior Creative

Andy Johnson

Videographer

Angela Beynon-Lee

Digital Manager

Annabelle Longley Pipe

Senior Client Manager

Ben Walker

Senior Developer

Brooke Lord

Senior Developer

Cheryl Naidu

Client Manager

Cheryl Rowland

Copywriter

Daniel Chu

Marketer

Dave Whelan

Digital Strategist

David Ramirez

Marketing Lead

Fiona Murray

Senior Copywriter

George Senior

Senior Creative

Hayley Gunn

Marketer

Hayley O'Connor

Services Manager

Honey Quipanes

Senior Digital Designer

Izabelle Ingram

Client Executive

Jade Houghton

Digital Project Manager

James Mumby-Croft

Art Director

Janelle Domigan

Senior Client Manager

Jessie Racz

Office Coordinator

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John Plato

CEO

John Plato

CEO

John co-founded Plato Creative in 2007 with a simple ambition to help like-minded operators drive effective commercial outcomes. Fast-forward over a decade and Plato has grown to a team of over 40 people covering the spectrum of business-led creative and marketing services. John’s business nous and drive has guided numerous clients toward building measurable success. He sights a focus of growing long-term relationships and driving healthy-people cultures as key for any business. John also has a number of board appointments.

Kate Cox

Content Producer

Kelly Welsh

Client Director

Krystie Stewart

Senior Client Manager

Lana Wigley

Operations Manager

Laura Hunter

Marketing Strategist

Lauren Andrews

Creative

Lauren Connolly

Client Manager

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Lee Parkinson

Strategy Director

Lee Parkinson

Strategy Director

In his time Lee has held senior roles at Clemenger BBDO, Publicis Group, and WPP owned network agencies, and has worked with a diverse range of companies and across virtually all business sectors. Lee is held in high esteem locally and as such has also recently been appointed Professor of Practice at the University of Canterbury Business School, Executive Education specialising in strategy and futures thinking.

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Lisa Plato

Managing Partner

Lisa Plato

Managing Partner

As co-founder of Plato Creative, Lisa has been the driving force behind the development of the agency’s creative and client service outputs since day one. More recently she has focused her attention to developing and delivering the next generation of operational and real-time solutions that make what we do for our clients more measurable and effective. Lisa is commercially astute and continues to lead a number of Plato’s long-term client relationships. She is a director of the Plato Creative board and is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Lucy Coutts

Marketer

Matea Drzanic

Marketing Lead

Merwin Poulose

Developer

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Mike Walker

Partner

Mike Walker

Partner

With a background in all things digital, Mike is our partner responsible for the direction of many of Plato’s key clients. His experience in the emergence of the digital age sees him closely aligned to the strategy and delivery of business outcomes.

Mike gets to work with our clients on the big picture around digital effectiveness, but more so, what it means for their customers and their holistic brand experiences. With an appreciation for the interconnectivity of brand, sales and marketing, Mike helps our clients set the direction of how to respond in a rapidly changing commercial environment. Mike is a member of the Institute of Directors.

Morgan Coombes

Client Director

Myles Beardsmore

Technical Lead

Nhan Nguyen

Marketer

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Nick Harvey

Partner

Nick Harvey

Partner

Nick brings over two decades of international advertising experience to our lineup of talent. His career has been built at some of the biggest names in the industry, such as the BBDO network at Clemenger Melbourne, Traffik Experiential, Colenso BBDO, and locally at Strategy Christchurch where he was Managing Partner. Nick is a passionate and progressive leader with one eye on solving problems through creativity and the other on creating productive, energy-filled environments which are conducive to developing outstanding creative and strategic work.

Nick Jeffrey

Marketing Manager

Nicole Trenwith

Client Director

Nina Somin

Digital Designer

Orlaith Giltinan

Marketer

Paloma Ocegueda

Senior Developer

Phil Shearing

General Manager

Rachel Maisey

Client Manager

Rebecca Ryder

Client Director

Renee Pitt

Creative

Ryan Carter

Creative Lead

Samm Abella

Creative

Sammy Dawes

Senior Marketer

Sarah Hill

Client Manager

Shaun Rush

Senior Client Manager

Stephen Jeffries

Developer

Steve Tullett

Creative Lead

Theresa McGuinness

Digital Project Manager

Thomas Field

Creative

Tim O'Neill

Creative Lead

Will Dawber

Technical Lead