The team at Colony are as diverse as the brands we’ve worked on. We are a collection of internationally award-winning creatives, strategists, developers and marketers with brand experience from all over the globe.
It’s this combined knowledge, along with decades of insights and learnings, that informs our approach to every new project, no matter how big or how small.
Katelyn is the driving force in keeping the team focused and on target to deliver positive results for our partners.
Katelyn brings a wealth of international knowledge when it comes to social media, online content and managing creative execution. Her experience expands across retail, telecommunications, health and foundations.
Matt and Katelyn started Colony Group in 2015. Together they’ve grown the team to over 60 people.
Matt has worked across multiple industries in international markets covering Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United States, and the South Pacific.
General Manager - PNG
Tasman looks after the PNG office and brings with him a vast network from both the public and private sectors.
Tasman has 25 years of corporate background specialising in media, telecommunications and major events. His more recent leadership roles were at Digicel PNG and EMTV, PNG’s leading free-to-air television station.
Client Growth and Partnerships Director
Mark is passionate about providing exceptional service and outcomes for our partners. He aims to align Colony with only the best possible industry partnerships to ensure that we continue to be market leading in everything that we do.
Mark has worked at leading advertising companies across the world including VMLY&R Brisbane, M&C Saatchi Melbourne, BMF Sydney and Havas London. He also brings with him an abundance of local and global partner brand experience.
Director of Marketing
James heads up the group marketing for the business. He is an outcome-focused and commercially minded marketer with an eye for detail.
James brings an extensive working knowledge across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. His brand experience covers entertainment, luxury travel and FMCG, with a focus on large multi-national corporate brands including Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser and Accor Group.
Digital Experience Director
Mark leads strategic engagements that transform the way brands grow, serve and retain customers. He believes everyone (and every business) benefits from digital.
But, he says, there’s a catch. Digital needs to be a great experience, otherwise people won’t realise the utility it brings them. That's why he's a big believer in harnessing the power of data too.
Jim's an award-winning art director and writer who's worked across North America, New Zealand and Australia for more than 20 years.
Having worked on everything from Coca-Cola to the mum and pop corner stores that sell it, Jim has a keen sense for creating smart advertising that truly engages and builds brands.
Simon is an international award-winning creative with experience from Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
From booze brands and healthcare to football teams and universities, Simon’s experience is vast and varied. Notable brands include Hennessey, the US Army, Crocs, etc.
Alex is an accomplished musician, author, cartoonist and video junkie. When he isn’t working on the next concept or ad campaign you will find him daydreaming of his next story, sitting on the keyboard banging out a tune or two or trying not to fall off his motorcycle.
Alex has worked on a vast array of brands including Lego, The 2000 Olympics, PlayStation, IBM, Polygram, GIO and Tony Robbins. Including designing the Macau Fringe Festival and the 60th Macau Grand Prix Exhibition which then went on to become an international exhibition.
Lisa has 20 years of creative and production experience across a diverse array of projects and industries in both Australia and the UK. She is also an avid painter and illustrator.
Lisa has created and produced award-winning work across multiple mediums including advertising, design, branding and integrated multimedia campaigns.
Jasmin has over 10 years of experience working in design and marketing roles. Her strong attention to detail and clean style of design will help bring your ideas to life.
From business start-ups to multinationals, Jasmin has worked with a wide range of brands across various industries.
With more than 10 years as a designer, Victoria has a savvy sense of style that can adapt to any situation or project.
She has worked across a wide range of partners and media from local small businesses to multinational corporations.
Adaptable and tenacious, Nick has lent his 18 years of industry experience to a diverse range of fields and brands at an array of widespread international agencies.
Nick is not just an accomplished senior designer but a photographer, filmmaker, author & illustrator. With a keen eye for detail he brings a high level of craft with his broad range of skills to the Colony family.
Sophie is the ultimate design all-rounder, armed with a skillset of illustration, digital, print and website design plus a background in consumer strategy and marketing. Sophie brings her bubbly personality and can-do attitude into all her work, ready to tackle any brief she receives with enthusiasm and to see how far she can push the creative envelope.
With over 6 years of experience as a designer under her belt, from business start-ups to an international shoe brand, Sophie has lead major campaigns, international projects and created assets across a number of different mediums.
With a strong work ethic and quick to learn, Jack brings a fresh perspective and plays a vital role as a designer in our Brisbane office.
Jack has worked with a number of major partners including Solentis International and telco company ‘Vonex’.
Always striving to broaden his skill sets, Josh works across all Colony brands and focuses on collaboration and adding value at every turn.
Josh has experience with local and international companies – from local start-ups to established brands.
Since graduating Award School in 2020 Hannah’s portfolio scored her the opportunity to follow her passion and move into the advertising industry as a copywriter.
From banks to beer there’s not many industries that Hannah hasn’t touched and her experience covers a vast range of categories.
Elly loves challenges and juggling her many different creative outlets, including being a self-published author and illustrator of a children’s book. Her eagerness to learn and perseverance brings out her hard-working, get-it-done ethic.
Elly has worked with a range of partners from small businesses to large organisations and brings a fresh perspective to our Brisbane office.
Having worn many professional caps, Gabi applies her well-rounded design skills in fun and innovative ways – always delivering unique, hardworking results for partners.
She has experience across a wide variety of industries and brands including partners like Skyrail, Queensland Country Bank and AMP Capital.
Online Development Manager
With a desire to create great things, Adam uses his wealth of experience and knowledge to always find the best end result.
Adam has kicked goals for partners all over Australasia.
With a background in hospitality marketing and brand, Sala takes care of all things strategy and planning for our content team here at Colony.
She’s a creative at heart, but you’ll often find her deep in a spreadsheet planning content for our partners - executing on a plan gets her chihuahua-level excited.
SEO Digital Manager
Colette leads SEO strategy for our partners, focusing on organic traffic and visibility in the Google suite of search tools for branded content.
With a diverse background from working with brands in retail, medical and financial services, Colette focuses on leveraging data to drive businesses higher and higher in search results.
Audrey has been helping brands to successfully navigate social media and integrate their digital eCommerce since 2010.
She’s worked on brands such as Oaks Hotels, Kennards Self Storage and Sydney Markets as well as eCommerce giants like TRIANGL Swimwear.
Nash is a photographer, video editor and producer in our Port Moresby office. He is well versed in audio-visual skills as well as PNG’s photogenic landscape.
Nash was a creative cinematographer and video editor at PNG’s leading television network, EMTV, for almost a decade. His career was first born out of creative passion as a pastime on weekends.
Social Media & Community Manager
Paige comes from an extensive background of diverse customer-facing roles and believes her ability to adapt helps with managing the busy communities of our partners.
Well-travelled, she believes it’s important to understand and connect with people from all walks of life when communicating in social media. Nothing makes Paige happier than seeing great ideas and shared stories gaining a positive reception in a community.
Social Media & Community Manager
Bringing a youthful and passionate energy to Colony, Dan finds the most rewarding experiences come out of a positive team creating positive impacts on the world.
Coming from a multinational information processing company, he has managed the accounts of partners all both around Australia and overseas, working with small to nationwide businesses. From this, Dan has learnt that the journey to success is undeniably as important as the success itself.
Social Media and Photography
Rudickson is Colony Group’s social media guru and media liaison in Port Moresby. His Rolodex is a veritable who’s who of radio, TV and other major communications across the country.
He has experience working with government and telecommunications partners throughout PNG.
Moses started off in PNG’s media industry in 2014 with PNG’s premier TV Station EMTV. He then started producing content in the burgeoning 360° virtual reality landscape. He loves working with teams, running studios and helping lead all stages of content production. Moses embraces creativity and delivering engaging stories.
His passion is simple: To help you tell your brands story.
With 17 years of experience in media sales and advertising, Richard puts an emphasis squarely on building strong partner relationships.
He has managed advertising and media campaigns for TV, radio, newspaper and social media for some of PNG’s biggest brands including Coca-Cola, Huawei, Digicel, Colgate, Nestle, Westpac, SP Brewery and many others.
Leon is a charismatic and energetic team member working for Brian Bell but attached to the Colony team in Port Moresby. His roles cover being awesome every day and being the Brand Ambassador and Sponsorship Manager for Brian Bell Group.
Senior Account Manager
With an extensive background in sales, print production, publishing and distribution, Tabitha adds both creative and project management skills to the Colony team.
She has worked with PNG’s leading print and e-business company as well as been a contributing writer for major publications like Air Niugini’s Paradise In-flight Magazine, PNG Air In-flight, Lily Magazine and the Welcome to PNG Tourism Guide.
Senior Account Manager
With an extensive background in media advertising, Emma brings a wealth of knowledge around campaign planning, the media landscape and partner servicing.
Emma prides herself on the ability to create and maintain lasting relationships, thrive under pressure and always do everything with a smile.
Daryl is an accomplished producer, editor and photographer as well as being a radio and TV presenter.
Daryl is well known for his work on PNG’s top youth-oriented radio station, NAU FM, and the country’s largest TV network, EMTV. Equally comfortable on both sides of the camera, he has produced, presented and edited music-based shows such as Digicel Stars and EMTV’s Vocal Fusion.
With 15 years working in different business sectors, such as aviation, telecommunications, finance and tourism & hospitality, Cedar is a highly motivated individual with strong communication skills and a great network of senior level partners. With her superb communication skills and PR background, Cedar has the ability to work well with a partner in creating an event or communications plan as desired.
With vast knowledge and experience launching fully integrated marketing campaigns across all of PNG, Jasmine brings with her excellent communication and customer service as well as her extensive event & project management skills. Jasmine has managed all manner of marketing activities, including all forms of advertising, PR communications, sponsorships and maintained the website for one of PNG’s largest financial institutions for 3 years before joining Colony.
With a background in traditional and digital outdoor advertising, Kalisi has a keen knowledge of the PNG market as well as superhuman project management skills.
She has worked her magic for major international brands like Coke, Goodman Fielder, Digicel and Capital Insurance as well as PNG icons like Kina Bank.
This short-but-sweet cappuccino lover loves to create and carry out award-winning ideas for brands that are meaningful in everyday lives.
Amee has extensive experience in developing and executing communication strategies with major brands including General Motors, Intel Corp and Brian Bell Group.
As a recent graduate from Beijing, China, Momo’s experiences from around the world help form the foundation from which she offers excellent project management and relationship skills for our partners.
Working across all Colony brands, she prides herself on being consistent, accountable and dependable – thriving in the fast-paced environment of Port Moresby and the Colony offices.
Darien is a goal-orientated individual with a can-do attitude and strong organisation skills with meticulous attention to detail. With a background in Customer Service and Reservations she excels in prioritising and achieving project goals.
Darien has extensive experience working in customer and partner service roles from airlines to accommodation with several large tourism brands.
Production and Workflow Manager
Todd is a highly seasoned Operations & production manager with decades of industry experience in small and large agencies.
Having worked on multiple international and local brands in many great agencies, he believes that good people and nurturing a good culture are key to success for agencies and their partners alike.