BIOGRAPHY

Geometry Global, Dubai  – copywriter for Majid Al Futtaim, Dubai Food Festival and Royal Bakers.

Digital Ink, Dubai – reporter for Nissan/PlayStation (interviews & features for the 2015 GT Academy at Yas Marina)

The National, Abu Dhabi – freelance writer for #healthy living magazine

Motivate, Dubai – staff writer for Open Skies magazine, Dubai

Cooper & Westwood Advertising, Gold Coast, Australia – copywriter for Enlighten-Opex, Polytan and Premier Sports.

Bang Digital Agency, Sydney – strategic, copywriting and editorial services for a range of technology clients, including Cisco, IBM, Infront, Interactive Cloud, Loop, Macquarie Telecom, Senetas, Business Analysis.

Clemenger BBDO, Sydney – writer for Virgin Australia re-launch.

Ogilvy & Mather, Sydney – in-house copywriter for St George Bank and Qantas.

Jam Marketing, Sydney – copywriter & planner for Polycom, American Express, Suncorp Bank, Quinton Anthony, Tanna.

Eight Steps West, Sydney – recruitment writer for Cathay Pacific, AMP, QBE, GrainCorp, Origin, Optus, Perisher, Santos, Bank West.

Explorer Publishing, Dubai – author for Sydney Explorer guidebook and senior editor for Live Work Explore magazine.

Mercer Bell, Sydney – copywriter for Toyota, MasterCard, Adobe.

The White Agency, Sydney - content editor for BigPond.

AKQA, London – copywriter for Orange, Sainsbury’s, RAC.

JWT, London – copywriter for PWC, Deloitte, Shell.

Ogilvy & Mather, Sydney. Print, outdoor, DM and radio writer for LG, AGL, IBM, Nestlé, Hyundai and American Express.

JWT, London ­– web copywriter for National Police, British Army (Winner: Recruitment Advertising Awards ’03: Best Employer Website; The Times Best Websites ’02: 3rd place; DMA ’01: Gold, CRM; IRNA ’01: Most Innovative Website.)     

WWAV Rapp Collins, London – print, DM, POS and script copywriter for M&S Financial Services, Sainsbury’s Bank (Winner: Precision Marketing Award ’00), Yellow Pages, Oxfam, Abbey National, Dell, Hemscott.Net, RAC.

The Marketing Store Worldwide, Covent Garden, London. Copywriter for Radio Rentals, Royal Caribbean, Shell, Craig Mountain Wines, Walkers, Heinz, McDonalds, Nestle.

Freemans, London. In-house copywriter for catalogues, mailpacks, leaflets, lifestyle magazines and recruitment ads (DMA Silver, customer retention mailing).

Kent University newspaper. News Editor, managing a team of 15 writers and working alongside seven editors. Interviews included actors, athletes and politicians.

 

EDUCATION

91 - 95: University of Kent at Canterbury, England. BA (Honours) American Studies (Literature).                                                   

93 - 94: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, U.S.A.

86 - 91: The Henry Fanshawe School, Sheffield, England
7 GCSEs (Grade A to C)
4 A-Levels (Grade A to C) 


ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Writing workshops include Robert McKee’s legendary Scriptwriting seminars: ‘Story’ & ‘Horror’.

I’m a recreational swimmer, an avid skier, a keen photographer and an occasional yogi.

When I’m not massaging words into shape, I’m doing the same to aching limbs, in my hobby career as a Ka Huna massage therapist.


TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Word, Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, OptimizePress, VideoScribe, Camtasia, WordPress, SquareSpace, Keynote, Infusionsoft.