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
James leads the day to day operations of our PNG office. 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.
Client Services Director
Di’s knowledge of best practice organisational process and workflow management comes from almost 30 years’ experience leading some of Australia’s largest campaigns for both private sector and government clients.
An advocate for training and mentoring she has a passion for coaching teams to realise their best potential.
A behaviour change practitioner, she has successfully delivered many award-winning campaigns that changed the way communities behaved on the road, improved children’s diet, increased immunisation levels and kept all Queenslanders informed and protected throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Head of Platforms & Production
Scott has worked in building brands across multiple sectors including media, finance, HR and consulting. Having worked as a creative, an account manager and a project manager, he understands the importance of a clear brief in creating work which not only improves key business metrics but resonates emotionally. Experienced in building and running teams in a media and in-house agency environment, Scott creates outcomes for Colony by facilitating collaboration and clarity across the accounts, creative and production teams.
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.
Executive Creative Director
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 Hennessy, 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.
Chuck blends strategy, creativity and technology. He has extensive experience in behaviour change and health campaigns for the Federal and Queensland Governments. He’s also worked on big brands in FMCG, retail, banking, telcos, fintech, tertiary ed, corporate social responsibility and therapeutic goods. He’s locally and internationally awarded.
Senior Art Director
Simon’s career path has spanned nearly 30 years across Brisbane and Sydney. He takes an integrated approach to design, creativity and strategy, making him highly adaptable in all channels. He has managed creative projects for Toyota, Isuzu, Nestlé, Hewlett Packard, Telstra, Qantas, Lion Nathan and Griffith University to name just a few. He also has extensive experience working on major behaviour change campaigns for the Qld Government.
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.
Director of Photography
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.
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.
Junior Graphic Designer
Ashleigh is one of Colony’s Junior Graphic Designers, with a background in Interactive and Visual Design and Media and Communications. Previously working as a Web Design Assistant and Digital Coordinator, Ashleigh has worked across a range of projects for various clients. Striving in collaborative and dynamic environments Ashleigh is excited work alongside the best in the business to further broaden her skillset and gain more experience.
Junior Graphic Designer
Genevieve is a junior graphic designer with experience in CGI animation and interactive design. She is still new to the design and marketing world, but is eager to put her skills to the test. Genevieve believes that innovation and ideation are the key factors to creating effective and bold designs that will have a lasting impact.
Dambar is a Full Stack Developer in the Brisbane office. With more than 10 years of experience as a developer, Dambar well and truly knows his way around a website. He’s known for his efficiency and is passionate about figuring out new technology. Dambar has experience across a range of industries from government to not-for-profit, making him the perfect fit for Colony.
Terry works as one of Colony’s full stack web developers in the Brisbane office. With his wealth of experience and knowledge to always find the best end result, he builds new websites for our clients and ensures our websites continue to run smoothly.
Digital Media Manager
I am passionate about data and understanding how technology can be best used to facilitate brand growth. I have worked with hundreds of small businesses in creating digital campaigns to promote their products and services. I consider myself a digital problem solver, if there is an issue within a digital campaign I love to work at finding the solution.
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.
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 & Community Manager
With a passion for design and fashion, Dylan’s artsy nature and carefree spirit is the driving force behind his creativity - which comes in handy in any project he tackles.
Dylan has experience in radio, copywriting and even a bit of freelance journalism. In his spare time, he is either browsing social media or taking on a random art project.
Social Media & Community Manager
Caleb is a youthful and self-motivated individual, who’s always seeking new challenges. He is a passionate believer in digital transformation and utilising the digital space to create endless opportunities for everyone.
Having worked with multiple small businesses around Port Moresby as a digital marketing specialist and freelancer, coupled with having a working knowledge in consumer neuroscience, he understands the importance of online platforms in growing businesses organically.
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.
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 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.
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.
Savannah found her way into the advertising industry working on set as talent for brands including Amart Furniture, QLD Health and Heritage Bank. It was love at first sight, and from there she went on to land her first job in the industry as an Account Manager.
She is passionate about project management and people, believing that strong relationships and a collaborative environment are the foundation for stand out creative and successful project delivery. Outside of the office, you will find her studying a Bachelor of Law, as well writing songs with her band as lead singer and songwriter.
Zoë is an Account Executive who manages day-to-day projects and media bookings in Port Moresby. Zealous and dedicated, Zoë is always keen for a new challenge to grow her skills and network. With five years of experience working in sales, marketing and finance at a global brand, Zoë is the perfect pick to manage Colony accounts.