About Being

About

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

Josh’s nunna used to call him the Spanish Flea. He still finds it hard to sit still.

Josh Favaloro
Visual Media 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

Karven speaks six languages. English, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese, Cantonese, and Spanish.

Karven Kwan
Head of Web

Emily begged her mother to enrol her in ballet at the age of two. She still takes six dance classes a week.

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

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

James Neethling
Photographer

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 has seen Green Day 28 times, in nine different countries.

Leisha Kapor
Senior Copywriter

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

Ben Pittorino
Videographer

Ian owns four guitars. He regularly gigs in the punk rock band Molly & The Krells.

Ian Knighton
Senior Videographer

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
Video Editor and Producer

So far, Caera’s lived in five countries around the world; South Africa, France, Japan, the United States and Australia.

Caera Hirsch
Designer

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

Nina Carraro
Digital Assistant

Phil loves cooking, cuddling his cats and playing the guitar (badly), often all at the same time.

Phil Barker
Copywriter

Sophie’s love language is cooking for people and making them coffee. Just don’t ask her to wash the dishes.

Sophie van den Bogaerde
Relationship Manager

Gen is a woman of many talents. In addition to being a skilled designer, she also enjoys studying psychology.

Gen Podstreshna
Digital Designer

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

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
Videographer

Ceyda is multilingual. As well as English and Turkish, she also speaks footy and plants.

Ceyda Nalbantoglu
Marketing Assistant / Client Support

In her spare time, Charlene loves drawing, sewing and making pottery. She particularly enjoys creating tote bags and pencil cases!

Charlene Zee
Designer

Lisseth’s favourite movie genres include psychological thrillers, emotional dramas and stop motion. She hopes to make her own claymation one day!

Lisseth Portillo Rodriguez
Designer

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

Justin Rizzi Kelly
Designer

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 Coordinator

In 1998, Kate’s name was included on a CD that flew to space on the Mars Polar Lander. Closer to home, she is a sommelier known for making good restaurant and bar recommendations.

Kate Bedwell
Relationship Manager

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