About Being


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

Yasmin loves painting portraits and designing tattoos. Over the course of her life she’s owned eleven cats.

Yasmin Jones
Design 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

Alex loves cats, The Simpsons and potatoes. She just thinks they’re neat.

Alexandria Brock
Relationship Manager

Nicole loves animals, the colour pink and maths. (Not necessarily in that order.)

Nicole Bordado
Consultant and EA to the CEO

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

James Neethling

Miguel has a weird obsession with the Diomede Islands. During winter you can actually walk from Russia to Alaska on the ice.

Miguel Iglesias
Digital and Motion Designer

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

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

Ian Knighton
Senior Videographer

Stefan has dabbled in swimming, rugby and basketball. (Though it’s his time in the Selwyn Ballet that made it to his CV!)

Stefan Prince

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

When Paula goes to the corner shop, she always comes back with a story. Like the time she arrived home in a stretch limo on an ordinary Tuesday.

Paula Doherty
Traffic Manager

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