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All our work, strategic and creative, is ultimately about human beings.

We’re living proof that if you love the people you work with, and the environment you work in, you also love the work you create.

No matter how rigorous our analysis, our thinking and our solutions, we have always been a company of great people, who exist entirely for the benefit of wonderful beings.

Meet our team

Siebert plays five musical instruments. He used to busk for a living in London.

Siebert Neethling
CEO: The Being Group

Kerry sailed across the Atlantic on a 54ft catamaran at the age of eighteen. Her epic ocean crossing lasted three months.

Kerry Neethling
Principal and Co-Founder

Julia was rated amongst the Best 40 Academics Under 40 worldwide and has delivered a Ted Talk. She also speaks three languages — and so do her two children!

Prof. Julia Milner
Associate Director

Rory has spent years of his working life in countries other than his native England. This includes long stints in Kenya, Iraq and Papua New Guinea.

Rory Robertshaw
Associate Director

Bas originates from Deutschland. Though he doesn’t drink beer or eat sauerkraut, he thinks German hip hop is the best – hands down.

Bas Storch
Creative Director

Emily begged her mother to enrol her in ballet at the age of two. She now performs in musical theatre productions.

Emily Newberry
Copy Lead

Lily loves everything about being on a plane; the food, the movies, the limited leg room and even the turbulence! It’s all about the journey.

Lily Harrison
Digital Lead

Lachlan’s mum taught him how to sew as a child. However, a hot glue gun is now his go-to tool for costume creations.

Lachlan Rousell
Project Management Lead

Olivier started writing stories at the age of seven, on an old typewriter gifted to him by Santa, which he still uses for the occasional letter! All that writing paid off — he’s now the author of a few published books.

Olivier Vojetta
Principal Consultant

From her Finnish mum, Julia inherited the concept of sisu – determination, purpose and bravery. Julia’s sisu saw her follow her love of surfing and the ocean to Australia over a decade ago.

Julia Brun
Business Management Lead

Steph has two cuddly fur babies she adores — a Staffy x German Shepherd and a Rottweiler. Though they’re 30 and 50 kilos respectively, they still act like lap dogs.

Steph Outteridge
Producer and Editor

Aidan thought it wise to study Mandarin at high school and uni. That was, until he married into a family that only speaks Cantonese.

Aidan Mayrhofer
Video Lead

James was the Australian National Cross Country Champion in high school. Three times.

James Neethling

Adam loves the Rocky movies so much, he’s travelled to Philly to run the iconic steps. Catch him working out, and he’ll be listening to the soundtrack.

Adam Tengku
Senior Web Developer

Leisha’s happy place is front row at a Green Day show. She’s seen them 28 times, in nine different countries.

Leisha Kapor
Senior Consultant

Ben has enjoyed playing video games since the age of six. He currently owns over 200 games.

Ben Pittorino

Nina’s taken a dip in the Arctic Ocean’s -16°C waters. The irony? She hates the cold.

Nina Carraro
Digital and Marketing Strategist

Tim grew up on the beaches of Honolulu, swimming with sea turtles — which is locally believed to be a good omen. It’s all been downhill since.

Tim Meaco
Senior Designer

About 80% of Ella’s wardrobe is second-hand. She can’t resist walking by an op shop without popping in for a bargain.

Ella Patton
EA to the CEO

Justin never missed a single day of high school. So when it comes to perfect attendance, you can count on him.

Justin Rizzi Kelly

Helena dreams of conquering Mount Everest. While she works on her fitness for the big climb, she’ll be skiing, going to concerts and eating Asian food.

Helena Nazarko
Marketing Assistant

Liesl loves working on her garden. Her fruits are growing better than her veggies, which is unfortunate because she can’t eat fructose.

Liesl Baldock
Business Manager

As a teenager, Shannon won a national acrobatic gymnastics championship. She’s still passionate about fitness and sometimes runs 16 kms before work.

Shannon Fisher
Marketing Coordinator

Madeleine is a very active person, taking ocean swims all year round. She’s also a keen cyclist and once cycled through five countries in a day.

Madeleine Schelkshorn
Senior Designer

Shun grew up in northern Japan, where temperatures reach -20°C — so moving to warm, sunny Australia seemed like a great idea. How was he supposed to know Melbourne is cold and rainy most of the time?

Shunsuke Mori
Animator/Motion Graphics Designer

Kay worked as a photographer at sea for five years, visiting 50 countries. Coincidentally, that’s also the number of hats she owns.

Kay Gould
Studio Manager

Samantha specialised in knitwear at university, with a degree in Fashion Design Technology from the London College of Fashion. She loves art, design and all things creative.

Samantha Evelegh
EA to the CEO
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