OUR INTERNATIONAL TEAM
Amanda advises businesses who want to bring their brands to life the digital space. A consultant in boutique creative agencies and a top 5 management consultancy firm she has advised; global real estate firms, rock stars, Government, energy companies, banks, retailers and luxury brands and even a spot in ‘ethical software’ development for an NGO.
After a degree in Philosophy Sophie turned her hand to trading for a large investment bank and after her MBA she worked as a design and innovation consultant on large scale digital and cultural transformation programmes. It is an unusual mix that allows her to spot uncommon connections across industries.
Despite being a city girl through and through, when she’s not working you’ll usually find her on a hard to reach beach putting her kitesurfing skills to the test.
Erika is Chief Product Officer of CoClear, a New York consultancy specializing in interactive life cycle analysis of consumer products. Erika is a information architect with a MPA from Columbia University and is currently undertaking a PhD asking the question: "Can digital tools help scale participatory democracy to improve urban governance?" with a focus on making cities more resilient to climate change.
An Account Director with over 7 years experience, in London and Sydney. Over the years, Gabrielle's led award winning multi channel campaigns for a number of high profile brands, from FMCG to retail, financial services to fashion, including Jameson Irish Whiskey, YSL Beauty (part of L'Oreal), Lidl UK, PG Tips (UK's favourite tea brand, part of Unilever) and Westpac.
Drew's passion is for identifying the major shifts in technology, business and culture and sharing what he learns with the world at large.
Rising Minds, which he co-founded with Jean-Robert, is not his first rodeo: he established and ran the London chapter of Creative Mornings, too.
Although he started out as a car designer, his love of ethnographic research and people-centred design has lead to a career helping companies develop empathy, services and products for their customers.
He’s helped create the bank of the future, a taxi service for kids, in-flight entertainment that starts before you even get on the plane and a radical new approach to selling mobile phones.
With 10 years of experience in brand management, PR, and growth strategy across FMCG, transportation solutions, and healthcare industries in Asia, Europe, and North America, Sophie moved to Australia to continue her international marketing journey, and more importantly, to pursue her passion for building global communities and meaningful connections. She strongly believes in collective effort and wisdom that could make positive impact on the world, and she is here to help.
Passionate about celebrating the handmade and promoting conscious consumerism, Sophie is interested in the relationship between the handmade, power and knowledge, including utilising craft as a tool for positive social change.
With a background in the fashion, fine art and non-for- profit industries she is currently working towards the launch of ahlea, an intimate and sensuous collection of hand-dyed pieces for women.