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Senior Leadership Team

Justin Kelly


Justin is a specialist in Public Relations, Corporate Communications, media and issues management. He has over 20 years' professional experience working in and with the media. Justin has held positions at the highest levels of government, the public sector and private sector. Justin's prominent positions include: Head of Corporate Communications and PR at Qantas Airways, Chief of Staff of Channel Nine News, Senior Producer at A Current Affair and News Director of 2GB. Justin was also the senior media officer with the NSW Premier Morris Iemma, National Operations Manager at The Australian Traffic Network and senior reporter at Radio 2UE. Amongst his many achievements he won the prestigious Walkley Award for excellence in news reporting. Justin holds a Bachelor of Communications and an MBA and has an outstanding network of contacts across the Australian media. Justin currently consults to a range of companies from the ASX Top 200 to start-ups.

Ben Henri

Executive Director

Ben has 17 years experience in the Australian equities market, working on both the buy and sell side. He started his career in upstream oil and gas consulting in 1999, working in competitor intelligence analysis. He then moved into broking, working on the institutional desk of Bell Securities. Ben then began a 14 year career in funds management at one of Australia's first absolute return funds and a well known resource sector investor.

As a former institutional investor, he has an exceptional understanding of the Investor Relations function. He gained experience investing in most different commodities classes and has met with hundreds of individual management teams of listed companies in Australia and internationally. His experience also encompasses attending resource sector and industry conferences as well as company site visits and presentations in Australian, Africa, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

Rod Hinchcliffe


Rod has over 20 years? experience in investment markets, mainly in Australian equities on both the buy and sell side. He spent 15 years in funds management with one of Australia?s first boutique absolute return funds. He joined the fund from inception as an analyst before becoming Portfolio Manager for the Group?s offshore fund. Prior to this Rod spent 5 years as part of the institutional sales and research desk at Bell Securities.

In his various capacities over the last twenty years, Rod has gained an intimate understanding of the investor relations function within a business. He has attended hundreds of company meetings across most sectors of the market in order to formulate an investment view. While most of his experience was gained with Australian listed companies, he also has many years of experience with listed companies in North America and Europe.

Katrina Goh


With over 12 years of experience in finance and investor relations, Katrina spent over 8 years at Ernst & Young providing assurance and advisory services to financial services clients, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ING Bank, Westpac and UBS Investment Bank. Previously investor relations at ASX20 company Macquarie Group, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Our People

Media & Capital Partners’ unique team of specialists is the key to our success and is what sets our agency apart. Our in-depth understanding of clients’ pain points and goals as well as the needs of the Australian media, investor and corporate advisor communities guide our campaigns and each team member takes a collaborative, hands-on approach to getting things done.

Rosa Smith

Associate Director

Prior to joining Media & Capital Partners Rosa spent the past 4 years working for a media and investor relations agency in London. Having supported a number of unlisted and listed clients (from small cap AIM listed to FTSE 250 companies), Rosa has gained experience of managing relations with both the media and the investment community. Her clients extended across financial services, industrials, media, telecoms and support services industries and she has implemented media programmes, utilising a number of channels including print, broadcast, online and social media. Rosa graduated in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Business Management with Law and has completed her Investment Management Certificate (Level 4).

Luke Forrestal

Associate Director

Luke is an experienced and well-connected media and communications professional. He has provided expert public relations advice to listed companies of all sizes for the past three years. Prior to that, he was a senior journalist with Fairfax Media for seven years, covering resources for the Australian Financial Review and Business Review Weekly magazine.

Melissa Hamilton

Senior Account Director

Melissa has over 15 years’ experience as a senior media producer and journalist, providing her with valuable expertise in how clients can most clearly and powerfully communicate with target audiences. Melissa has worked in newsrooms in both Australia and the UK and worked extensively in finance journalism, including as a finance journalist and presenter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and as a producer off CNN's premier business program, Quest Means Business.

Kris Towse

Account Director

Kris has more than five years of Public Relations
and Analyst Relations experience within the
technology sector; he?s worked on
both enterprise and consumer
technology clients including British
Telecom, EMC, Dell, and more.

Aprille Lim

Senior Account Manager

Aprille has a wide mix of experience, working as both a former corporate lawyer and start-up founder, passionate about the start-up world. She has also worked in experiential marketing and has TV broadcast experience as an actor and presenter. She brings this diverse range of experience to her current portfolio of clients in the technology, education and wellness space.

Hannah Howlett

Senior Account Manager

Hannah has more than five years experience within Investor Relations; beginning her career in London where she supported and promoted the investment case and developed communication strategies for many companies based in the APAC region. More recently she sat within WH Ireland's corporate broking team, representing and coordinating Investor Relations programmes for over 150 small & micro cap companies.

Daniel Paperny

Senior Account Manager

Daniel is a seasoned communications professional with formidable experience in Australian media and PR. He has experience working in a variety of newsrooms and media campaigns, representing leading international companies and major technology brands such as Adobe, LinkedIn and Symantec. Daniel is passionate about helping to carve out a narrative for Australia's fintech community. He was formerly a senior journalist for Financial Observer and selfmanagedsuper, reporting on the latest news in financial planning and wealth management.

Natascha Kwiet-Evans

Account Manager

Natascha is an integrated communications Account Manager with experience across a range of sectors including B2B technology, corporate, consumer and government. She has deep expertise in the enterprise technology sector having worked across brands like Xero, Uber, Schneider Electric, Facebook and NBN Co.

Cassie Geselle

Account Manager

Cassie has had more than 3 years experience in consumer PR. Her most recent clients during her career include mPort, The Burger Collective, 2XU, The ICONIC, ING, Arnott’s and OpenTable.

Riley Duke

Senior Account Executive

Riley is a media communications graduate from the University of Sydney who is passionate about content production. He has experience across multiple mediums including radio, podcasting and documentary production.

Constance Bromell

Senior Account Executive

With a degree in mass communications specialising in PR and journalism, and one year's PR experience, Constance has already autonomously managed media campaigns for a range of government and consumer clients, including Vivid and The Wild Hibiscus Flower Company.

Chanell Dormor


CPA qualified professional with over 14 years of diverse experience across accounting, analysis and project management within: FMCG, Tourism, Media and Professional Services.

Chanell has worked as an Analyst for Hamilton Island, Pernod Ricard Pacific, Coca-Cola Amatil and Foxtel. With 2 years within Business Advisory as a Chartered Accountant.

She has led teams in sales analysis, budgeting, financial reporting and system upgrades. Chanell also holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney.

Board and Advisory Board

Jonathan Younger


Jonathan has over 20 years experience working in corporate finance, accounting and investor relations in London and Sydney. In 2001 he founded Australia's largest investor relations and financial communications firm, eventually employing a team of more than 45 people in Sydney and Perth. He provides strategic advice and counsel on investor relations, financial communication and capital raising and has advised on over 100 equity market transactions including some of the largest in ASX history.

David Greer

Managing Director

David has extensive experience in the Australian equities market on both the sell-side and buy-side. He was a highly rated Research Analyst with Macquarie Securities before moving to the Institutional Sales desk where he was a Director for Macquarie Securities and then RBS. David also worked in funds management as a Portfolio Manager and was a monthly columnist for the Australian Financial Review. Prior to joining Media & Capital Partners, David was CEO of Mercury Consulting, which he developed into one of Australia's pre-eminent boutique investor and media relations firms.

Ari Klinger

Advisory Board

Ari has extensive experience in starting, building and selling Internet-related businesses. He was the co-founder and CEO of iMega, an online media network with over 30 million visitors a month which he sold to a publicly-listed marketing services group in 2006.

In 2008 he co-founded and served as CEO of Online Marketing Group (OMG), which quickly grew to become Australia's largest network of websites and owner of premium domain names. Ari managed the sale of the business to Fairfax Media and now spends his time as a partner at Right Click Capital, helping to find and build great Asia-Pacific-based Internet-related businesses.

Ari has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales. He is a longstanding member of the Entrepreneurs' Organisation, as well as the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL). Ari is a mentor at the Founder Institute (Sydney) and JFDI (Singapore).

The Hon. Morris Iemma

Advisory Board

Morris Iemma was the 40th Premier of New South Wales. Mr Iemma served as a Member of Parliament in the NSW Legislative Assembly for over 17 years from May 1991 until September 2008. He held a number of Ministerial portfolios including Premier, Treasurer, Minister for Health, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Public Works and Services, Minister for State Development and Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship. He has a BEc degree from the University of Sydney and an LLB from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Philip Merryweather

Advisory Board

Philip has over 30 years specialised and diversified business, accounting, finance, corporate & legal expertise and experience in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. Philip is a seasoned professional global investor, strategic advisor, and company director. He has invested, advised and served as a director on many domestic and international public and private companies. Formerly an international finance partner of Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Philip has had a diversified career encompassing investment banking, private equity, corporate advisory, executive management and has recently established an education foundation. He has lived and worked in Sydney, New York and across the EU, where he is now currently based. Philip's current focus is on big data', and in particular, how this sector is impacting the way in which businesses' understand and potentially exploit their market place.


We are committed to challenging, empowering and enabling team members to grow by creating an environment that is supportive to nurture personal development. Our culture is one that looks for ways to improve, have fun and win.

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Our expertise in financial and investor communications is supported by a team of media experts with a wealth of experience working within journalism across technology, financial services, consumer, health and resource sectors

We challenge convention, with a can-do attitude that is innovative and results focused

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Work as part of a highly experienced team

Our expertise in financial and investor communications is supported by a team of media experts with a wealth of experience working within journalism across technology, financial services, consumer, health and resource sectors

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Media & Capital Partners is one of Australia’s fastest growing media and investor relations agencies and it’s primarily due to the fantastic team we have in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

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