People first, Business Second

We’re proudly independent and that has its benefits.

A happy team means better work. We know it, which is why we put our people first. We’re not above boasting about our high levels of staff retention. We attribute it to a few things, like our high staff to billing ratio which is way above the industry average. Also our preference for a flatter structure. In action this means implementing a Shadow Board, encouraging accessibility and inclusion among team members, no matter the title or experience.

It’s official, we’re the happiest media agency in Aus* and one of the best places to work**

*Media-i May 2021 Survey | **AFR Best Places to Work 2021

meet the team

  • BronteMedia Manager

    Media Manger Bronte is one of those people who people want to be around: an energetic & absolute go-getting media superstar with an impressive client list spanning FMCG, sport & services. While Bronte has the world’s best voice for radio, luckily for Hatched, she’s committing her voice to impeccable client service (& organising social events) instead.

    Media Manager
  • AdrianManaging Partner

    Managing Partner Adrian Roeling is so cool he gets called ‘AR’ for short. An entrepreneur who started is own agency in uni & has since managed global digital marketing programs & national media agencies, AR now provides strategic advice to Hatchlings & clients. This happy husband also tries to provide strategic advice to the junior soccer team he coaches as well as his 2 boys.

    Adrian RoelingManaging Partner
  • AdrianaSenior Media Manager

    Not many Hatchlings can brag about singing on a real live stage (without gate-crashing), but Adri can. Ex-backup dancer for The Veronicas, Adri now invests her creativity into her role as Media Manager. When she’s not feeding top-notch campaign solutions to clients, she’s living by her ‘food is life’ mantra & feeding herself.

    Adriana SantoroSenior Media Manager
  • AndrewHead of Planning and Strategy

    It’s no coincidence ‘Pascoe’ & ‘passion’ both begin with ‘pas’: Pascoe IS passion. Which is good for Hatched; even better for our clients. By day this passionate Planning Director is blowing clients’ minds with the micro & the macro & analytics & statistics: by night, this husband is raising 2 wonderful kids & growing his vinyl record collection.

    Andrew PascoeHead of Planning and Strategy
  • AshlieBusiness Director

    Ash oozes oodles of experience in the media game & thrives on challenging the status quo. She also thrives on crime docos which is somewhat in contrast to her passion for cooking & all things creative. (Or is it?) A bright & bubbly Business Director, Ash attributes her success to her 2IC: her pint-sized toy poodle Pippa.

    Ashlie McIntoshBusiness Director
  • BelindaSenior Planning Executive

    Belinda is such a cool cucumber she’s simply called ‘B’. It’s no coincidence ‘bright’, ‘brainy’ and ‘bloody unreal’ also start with B, because B is all of these things. A Senior Planning Executive who eats data for ‘breakfast’, B is a ‘beast’ when it comes to data-driven media planning & strategy. Hatched is ‘blessed’ to have her!

    Belinda PorterSenior Planning Executive
  • BellaPerformance Executive

    Performance Executive Bella Masters is aptly-named: she’s a master in her craft & she puts on quite the performance after demolishing a bottle of wine that was named after her. Social expert by day & social butterfly by night, Bella thrives when trying new foods while poring over killer client campaigns.

    Bella MastersPerformance Executive
  • CarriePerormance Co-Ordinator

    Carrie started studying science but decided she no longer wanted to be a radiologist & got a marketing degree instead. Which is good for Hatched. Not so good for all those broken bones out there. This Performance Coordinator also wanted to be a patisserie chef once, but cooks up delicious digital campaigns for Hatched clients instead.

    Carrie HoPerormance Co-Ordinator
  • ChristinaBusiness Director

    With arguably the best name at Hatched, Business Director Christina goes as Coco for pop culture as she does for dreaming up & delivering magical media campaigns for her clients. Speaking of dreaming, Christina can fall asleep anywhere, anytime, which is both admirable & irritating, depending on where you’re sitting in the office.

    Christina CocoBusiness Director
  • CindyDigital Manager

    It’s ironic Digital Manager Cindy Luu has a surname that rhymes with ‘flew’, because she’s petrified of birds. It’s also ironic Cindy flew to Hatched, because guess what hatches from eggs? Oof. Luckily for Hatched, Cindy’s obsessed with all things digital & loves sinking her claws into client strategies to conceive & deliver optimal online campaigns.

    Cindy LuuDigital Manager
  • ClareSenior Media Manager

    Senior Media Manager Clare is one of those people who continues to surprise & delight the more you peel back her layers. Clare is a super-savvy media craftswoman with oodles of cool clients in her impressive portfolio. She’s also a potential super-savvy crab-catcher, having watched all 17 seasons of The Deadliest Catch.

    Clare MilliganSenior Media Manager
  • CraigFinance Director

    Despite his name, Finance Director Craig is no fuss at all. Craig’s first office job was at AIS (Advertising Investment Services) because he thought AIS was the Australian Institute of Sport. When he’s not directing finances, Craig’s glued to the TV watching his beloved Tigers. He also watches the abundant highlight replays in the off-season. 

    Craig FussellFinance Director
  • Denise Director, Progmatic Solutions

    While Denise is the Director of Programmatic Solutions, her quick Irish wit & want for whiskey bucks the geek trend that’s so commonly associated with data lovers. With programmatic experience coming out of her experience, when not obsessing over her craft Denise is obsessing over “a proper potato”. And running from creepy-crawlies. To be sure to be sure.

    Denise McCormackDirector, Progmatic Solutions
  • EmilySenior Media Executive

    We’re so glad Senior Media Executive Emily Stewart chose media over web design because we love having her brain here at Hatched! Armed with a Bachelor of Design in Digital Media, Stewie helps make it all happen. What she didn’t make happen is owning a dog – she owns a rabbit who THINKS it’s a dog – so, #efficiencygains.

    Emily StewartSenior Media Executive
  • EthanMedia Executive

    A few of us started a new job in the pandemic but Ethan started a new job in the pandemic ON the pandemic. Before joining Hatched, this Media Executive implemented & reported on critical Covid media campaigns. A digital illustrator; writer; veteran Dungeon Master & comic series publisher, Ethan can freak people out by bending his thumbs backwards.

    Ethan CattMedia Executive
  • HannahAssistant Accountant

    Hannah is one of Hatched’s enigmas. Everyone knows the Assistant Accountant is fabulous with formidable figures & a brain with a balance sheet – but did anyone know she’s a fan of Roger Federer? And that she’s learning how to play the piano? And that she’s also learning how to dance, in her spare time? See what we mean???

    Hannah ZhuAssistant Accountant
  • HarrietMedia Co-ordinator

    Media Coordinator Harriet IS as impressive as her movie-star name. With degrees in business & health science & experience working on one of the country’s biggest car brands, Harriet is also a self-confessed plant addict who loves true crime podcasts & drinking wine in the sun. She also loves her whippet Roo. Hatched is happy to have Hattie!

    Harriet Cowan De BontMedia Co-ordinator
  • IsabellaSenior Media Manager

    While Senior Media Manager Bella Fenu hasn’t “bought a Jeep”, she has tonnes of experience working on the famous car brand that also saw her end up in the Richmond Tigers team photo. She also has tonnes of experience working across Mars & PetCare. And eating Pidapipó gelato, of which she can devour a whole entire tub.

    Isabella FenuSenior Media Manager
  • JackManaging Director

    The founder & leader & deadest legend of Hatched, Jack is responsible for putting entrepreneurialism back into media. Jack & his Hatchlings partner with clients to provide great service & work that actually works. At home, Jack is standing up for men’s rights with his wife & 2 daughters & playing the Melbourne theme song on repeat. 

    Jack ByrneManaging Director
  • JacklynMedia Co-ordinator

    Media Coordinator Jacklyn is part of the Hatched engine that keeps the wheels turning, helping conceive & deliver stunningly-standout client campaigns. Speaking of stunning & standout, Jacklyn loves musicals & is herself a piano player & classical music aficionado. Praps she’s planning on starring in her own musical? Watch this space.

    Jacklyn MartaMedia Co-ordinator
  • JanineAccounts Assistant

    Everyone knows to be successful in any role you need to be friends with accounts – except Janine’s dog Jack arguably attracts more attention in the office than Janine. The Accounts Assistant is an agency veteran with experience in London & Melbourne AND she’s got a Masters in Screenwriting under her belt. As you do.

    Janine WilcoxAccounts Assistant
  • JasmineMedia Executive

    Media Executive Jasmine has a heart as rich & as sweet as her floral namesake. A country girl who has volunteered in both Australia & Nepal, Jaz also once volunteered to take her mate to a Shannon Noll concert. See what we mean? When she’s not media executiving, this beach-lover frequents festivals with her friends.

    Jasmine McCullochMedia Executive
  • JaydenSenior Media Manager

    While it’s hard for us to wrap our mouths around Jayden’s surname, this Senior Media Manager has no problem wrapping his brain around campaign strategy & planning. When he’s not wowing clients, Jayden loves escaping to the country for some R&R. But not to smell the fresh air: Jayden can’t smell. (This is not a joke.)

    Jayden RozsahegyiSenior Media Manager
  • JemmaJnr Media Executive

    Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but thankfully Junior Media Executive Jemma Diamond doesn’t discriminate. Like her namesake, Jem brings colour & clarity to client campaigns, executing them with shiny brilliance. A concert-going yogi who loves her cavoodle as much as her hubby, Jem’s itching to collect another passport stamp.

    Jemma DiamondJnr Media Executive
  • KateBusiness Director - Property

    Kate’s property experience spans 20 years but she signs her name ‘K8’ to appear only 20 years old. A client-side marketeer, K8 jumped the fence to head the Hatched property team & help conceive & deliver cool campaigns. A CrossFitter-come-wino; she’s loud, she laughs, & she lives life to the full!

    Kate Ellis WelshBusiness Director - Property
  • KateMedia Manager - Digital

    Digital Media Manager Kate Gurran might as well be called Kate ‘Gunnan’ given her gun history working overseas on launching Apple TV+ & Apple Arcade. An oat milk afficionado with a penchant for d’Affinois, when Kate’s not schmoozing clients with her digital mastery she’s at the gym or planning a road trip.

    Kate GurranMedia Manager - Digital
  • KimberleySenior Media Manager

    If you told Kim to go ‘jump of a cliff’ you might watch her plummet head-first down one. Yes, cliff-diving is on this Media Manager’s list who is obsessed with everything camping & the great outdoors. Thankfully for Hatched, Kim’s also obsessed with managing amazing media campaigns for our clients. In her spare time.

    Kimberley LeopoldoSenior Media Manager
  • LauraAssociate Performance Director

    Laura Gonzalez​ comes to us with ten years media experience. In that time she has worked on Department of Defense, Mondelez, Nab, Renault and many more big name brands. She started purely in digital and then expanded her skill set by moving into the programmatic space, As our new Associate Performance Director Laura utilizes her digital experience to focus on performance media Laura believes in streamlining tasks to improve productivity and communication between teams. The fact that she enjoys leading and managing teams means she is a great mentor to some of the younger staff with the proven skills that inspire the next generation. Outside of work Laura devotes a lot of her spare time to raising her two young children. Performance directing becomes a lot more difficult when you’re dealing with willful youngsters. When she’s got spare time Laura likes working in her garden, socializing and going on road trips with friends and keeping fit with pilates.

    Laura GonzalezAssociate Performance Director
  • LaylaaMedia Executive

    Laylaa’s name might be a typo but joining Hatched as a Media Executive is absolutely no mistake. A cat person & a bookworm who loves to dance & play netball, Laylaa does anything BUT dance around her clients’ requests & instead provides impeccable & bang-on service, helping executive crafty campaigns.

    Laylaa KhanMedia Executive
  • LeanneBusiness Director

    Where would we be without Lea-Lea? This Business Director has impressive & diverse client experience – from travel & tourism to tyres. When she’s not hanging at Hatched with “the group of legends” with whom she works, Lea-Lea’s being bossed around by baby Ruby; eating cheese & drinking wine or walking her rescue hounds.

    Leanne WatersBusiness Director
  • LiamMedia Executive

    Marketer & comms legend Liam is Hatched’s Media Coordinator who loves his vino to be Pinot. A keen eye for detail & unquenchable thirst for knowledge, Liam’s love for learning is hugely admirable (& sometimes the envy of Hatched’s spent hens). Inquisitive & analytical, Liam helps deliver seamless campaigns that challenge the norm.

    Liam BrianMedia Executive
  • LucyPlanning Director

    Lucy’s extensive media & marketing experience across some of the world’s biggest brands set her in good stead as Planning Director at Hatched. A consumer insights-led planner, Lucy ensures Hatched doesn’t just meet client briefs: we smash them. Lucy & her partner live by the beach which is the perfect playground in which to entertain their 2 kids.

    Lucy SewardPlanning Director
  • MadeleineSenior Media Manager

    Senior Media Manager Maddy loves eating as much as she loves a juice cleanse, which could possibly be perceived as counterintuitive. What isn’t counterintuitive is Maddy’s razor-sharp knowledge of the ever-changing media landscape & her innate ability to connect with her clients, who love her nearly as much as we do. NEARLY.

    Madeleine JonesSenior Media Manager
  • MarioSenior Performance Executive

    Mario is one of those blokes you just can’t stop talking to. A South African who went to a Greek school & was raised by Portuguese & German parents, if Mario was a type of food he’d most definitely be a fusion. A Senior Performance Executive extraordinaire, our clients love Marz & the way he delivers top notch results from savvy Search campaigns.

    Mario BergmannSenior Performance Executive
  • MattSenior Media Executive

    Matty Franc is frankly fantastic. A Media Executive who specialises in property, Matt helps craft & execute media campaigns that make brands stand out in a crowd. An avid bruncher & luncher (most definitely not a puncher), you can find Matt on the dancefloor competing in both ballroom and Latin dancing. Ole!

    Matt FrancavillaSenior Media Executive
  • PealeMedia Executive

    Peale’s parents must feel like failures given they named their son after the Brazilian soccer player Pele yet Peale knows nothing about the sport. This Media Executive knows a LOT about media though which must fill Peale’s parents with pride. Digital media floats his boat at Hatched while this self-confessed foodie is on every new restaurant’s waiting list.

    Peale TranMedia Executive
  • RaeshSenior Media Manager

    Senior Media Manager Raesh is both a media craftsperson & the office entertainer. With an impressive work history spanning TV, corporate comms & (of course) media, Raesh also chairs the Belonging & Connections Committee… in between bellydancing around desks. She’s our all-round media-slinger, great-singer & fun-bringer!

    Raesh ChailSenior Media Manager
  • RebeccaHead of Digital Data & Technology

    Head of Digital Data & Technology Rebecca Den Braber has an impressive amount of letters in her name & title. She also has an impressive role, sharing her decades of expertise with the Hatchlings to ensure digital campaigns leave clients happily gobsmacked. She ALSO sometimes accidentally orders rose’ from the company Uber account...

    Rebecca Den BraberHead of Digital Data & Technology
  • ReganPlanning Director

    Every agency needs a Reg in its life & we’re just glad he’s ours. This Planning Director dives deep-first into data to wow clients with the whys & wherefores. When he’s not working on client strategy, he’s working out at the gym or walking his Golden Retriever named Gary. GARY! See? We told you every agency needs a Reg in its life.

    Regan HancockPlanning Director
  • SanjanaMedia Co-ordinator

    With a fab name that rolls off the tongue like Sanjana Varma, this woman was born to be in advertising! Although she’s yet to write her first jingle, Sanjana’s playful persona & wonderful wit make her a Hatched must-have. A cool Coordinator with oodles to offer, Sanjana Varma just “makes stuff happen”.

    Sanjana VarmaMedia Co-ordinator
  • SharnaTrading Manager

    Sharna was surprised to get her first media job at Prime TV (Ballarat) & SUPRIRSE! - she’s still in the media game. With years of experience across TV networks & media agencies, not much surprises Sharna these days. She once lived in Japan & now lives on a horse stud in regional Victoria, occasionally delivering the odd foal.

    Sharna McIntyreTrading Manager
  • SharniHead of Solutions

    Everyone knows that, if you’ve got a problem, you go to Sharni. She’ll solve it: she’s Head of Solutions. Sharni’s media knowledge is unsurpassed – nor is her commitment to helping Hatchlings identify & live their personal values. Sharni’s personal value is wine which is what she & her hubby will soon be making on their Yarra Valley property! 

    Sharni AmesHead of Solutions
  • SophieMedia Co-Ordinator

    With a surname evocative of hot-&-chocolatey Spanish donuts, Media Coordinator Sophie Charos is just as endearing. Currently completing a BoB (Marketing) degree, Sophie helps Hatchlings deliver delicious campaigns that prove irresistible to clients. A self-confessed foodie with an unrivalled dedication to detail, Soph’s a sweet member of the Hatched team!

    Sophie CharosMedia Co-Ordinator
  • SophieMedia Executive

    Media Executive Sophie Day is one of those uber-interesting characters you can’t get enough of. After deciding Health Science wasn’t for her, Sophie slayed her media degree & started her career at Foxtel before heading to Hatched. A nut for netball, Soph lived as a uni student in the USA where she nearly OD’d on pizza.

    Sophie DayMedia Executive
  • StephenManaging Partner

    Steve ‘Stevo’ Fisher hails from the UK where he worked across clients spanning Europe, the US & APAC. He’s now brought his English accent to Hatched & as GM to Managing Partner, imparts his knowledge on the Hatchlings to help clients thrive. Outside of Hatched, Stevo’s teenage kids keep him active & impart their abundant knowledge onto him.

    Stephen FisherManaging Partner
  • SueConsultant

    ‘Legend’ gets dished out a lot these days but in this instance it’s imperative. Sue’s racked up 20+ years experience working on brands like Hungry Jacks; Mars; Captain Snooze & Victoria Uni – as well as Nissan, Mazda & Holden. Which is funny, given her surname. Sue loves musicals & reading a good book at her boatshed in Capel Sound.

    Sue FoordConsultant
  • VanessaMedia Director

    Vanessa is a media veteran, which doesn’t mean she’s old, it just means she’s chock-a-block full of experience having crafted crafty media solutions for some big-name clients in both Sydney & Melbourne. Super-efficient, Ness sees value in combining her daughter Olivia’s play dates with mums who enjoy a crisp rose’ in the sun. 4 birds, 2 Stones!

    Vanessa StoneMedia Director
  • VirginiaPeople and Culture Director

    People & Culture Director Virginia Scully is passionate about people & culture. Which is handy for Hatched. Adamant to catapult the traditional media culture into the 21st century & beyond, Scully’s focus is on attracting, growing & retaining the very best talent. When she’s not focussed on matching wine with cheese, that is.

    Virginia ScullyPeople and Culture Director