The People

Peter Miller

Managing Director, Adstream Australia

With over twenty-five years experience in the media industry wearing down media planners and buyers, Peter joined Adstream in 2004. He has previously worked in senior sales and marketing positions at ACP, News Ltd, Fairfax, Pacific and also ran his own consultancy Adsalesplus, a publishing strategy provider to publishers. Peter is also Chairman of the Salvation Army Media Advisory Board; a Director of the Cancer Patients Foundation; and a Trustee of the Sydney Theatre Company Foundation.

When I finished University I started working as a media researcher at ACP and soon found my way into sales and marketing. It’s been a life-long hobby to impact the way people think about media and services. Hopefully positively!

If I had a superpower, it would be
The power to fine bigots and give the money to refugees. Why? Because I hate divisiveness.

Favourite quote
He who dies with the most Teddy Bears wins.

What my friends say about me
Generous. Energetic. Loud.

Dhana Segaran

Financial Controller

Dhana has worked at Adstream for the past three years. Formerly, he was Business Analyst at Abbott Nutrition where he managed the business unit financials from actual to budgeting, balance sheet and cash flow.

If I had a superpower, it would be
The ability to steal food from everyones’ drawers undetected.

Favourite quote
Good morning human beings…

What my friends say about me
Funny. Vulture. Hungry.

Georgie Charlish

Account Director, NSW

Georgie joined Adstream in October 2006, previously working in the fast-paced world of magazine sales with over twenty years’ experience. She has held various senior sales roles at ACP Publishing and held the position of NSW Sales Director of Pacific Magazines.

If I had a superpower, it would be
For everyone to agree with me, why not!

Favourite quote
If in doubt, buy a new handbag!’

What my friends say about me
Cuddly. Loving. Loyal.

Shannon Gulliver

Head of Customer Service, Broadcast

Shannon joined the Melbourne Adstream team as our Senior account manager in April 2007. She has over eight years experience in multimedia, marketing and TV post production. Her interests include Travel and snow boarding.

Geoff Hoffmann

Commercial Director

Geoff recently made the move over to Adstream as ‘Commercial Director’ bringing with him 21 years of sales experience. Prior to Adstream, Geoff worked for Sensis in numerous management roles, most recently where he was General Manager of Sales.

If I had a superpower what would it be?
Being able to go through life without sleeping, it is such a waste of time.

Favourite Quote
Life is short, we are here for a good time, not a long time so enjoy it..

Panagiotis Tagios

Business Development Manager, Adbank

Previously the Managing Director of Adstream Greece, Panagiotis has joined our Adstream Australia team bringing with him more than 20 years experience in advertising communications and sales, particularly concentrating on media planning & buying, business development and advertising sales.

My superpower would be
To encourage people to make the best out of themselves.

My favourite quote
Happiness is not a destination. It is a way of life!

National Radio Manager

National Radio Manager

Liz has had a career in radio and advertising spanning almost four decades. She worked at 4BC in Brisbane straight out of school and this was to be the start of a passion for radio that she has maintained her whole career. Apart from working at six radio stations across two states, Liz has worked in radio syndication, advertising and film production. Liz has been with adstream since the launch of their radio business 2004.

If I had a superpower, it would be
The Bewitched nose twitch – that pretty much covers everything!

Favourite quote
Life’s too short to be taken seriously.

What my friends say about me
Hilarious. Inappropriate. Precious…and a little bit naughty.

Elissa Carnegie

Senior Account Manager

Elissa started her career in advertising production over 15 years ago and has since worked for agencies and post production facilities. After being a client of Adstream’s for over 8 years, she has recently joined the team in Account Management.

David Lunt

Installation & Training Consultant

David brings over fifteen years of prepress expertise in the publishing and printing industry to the Adstream fold and provides Technical Support for the Quickcut software products, and related IT issues. Formerly a client, David joined our Quickcut team in 2005. Before Adstream David worked at various Prepress companies in Melbourne, throughout the transition from Bromide/Film to CtP. In all these roles, Quickcut was a standard tool.

Favourite quote
Such is life

David Henderson

National Head of Account Management

David joined Adstream 2003. He has over sixteen years experience in the media industry, with stints at Comcopy, Icon Digital Post and AAV Digital Pictures before joining Adstream.

Rob Manning

Global Head of Digital Product

Over the past twenty-five years Rob has been developing the skills and experience necessary to start a career at Adstream that will last for many years. He has a very strong general management, sales and marketing background in digital and communications markets and in more recent years he has developed a deep understanding of the operational and technical elements of the digital space. He has worked for Media and Creative Agencies as well as Publishers and brings with him a keen sense of making the lives of people who work in those three businesses easier.

If I had a superpower, it would be
The ability to alter the speed that we experience time so I can slow down the time I have with my family and speed up the time in between.

Favourite quote
If it is to be it is up to me.

What my friends say about me
Honest. Loyal. Fun.

Tai Tran

Head of Broadcast

Tai worked in the wonderful world of post production at Digital Pictures Melbourne. One career highlight there was being cast as a backup dancer on Vanessa Amorossi’s film clip “Gossip”.

If I had a superpower, it would be
The super power I want is from Heroes Season 2. Muscle Mimicry. The ability was to see something being done once and then be able to replicate the action perfectly. E.g. perform gymnastic feats by watching a recording of it.

Favourite quote
That’s the fridge calling the washer white!’

What my friends say about me
Honest. Loyal. Fun.

Maryanne Tyrrell

Head of Traffic, Broadcast

Maryanne joined Adstream in 2004 bringing with her 32 years experience in the media industry. Prior to Adstream, she worked with the TEN Network for 15 years as well as various post production houses for 13 years.

Craig Dick

Business Development Manager, VIC

Craig has over twenty-five years sales experience starting his media career with Australian Associated Press in Sydney. He has a wealth of experience in the pre-press and publishing industries and has added broadcast and online workflow to his repertoire. Craig has now been with Quickcut/Adstream for 10 years and was the major contributor in establishing the Quickcut business in the southern states.

Peter Finch

Senior Account Manager, VIC

Peter joined Adstream in 2003 with the launch of Adstream Melbourne’s operation. Peter has a wealth of industry knowledge. Starting his career at WIN Ballarat as a junior, he followed this with stints in production at 7, 9 and SBS. The fourteen years since, including a client service role at Comcopy, have been spent working directly with Ad Agencies on all their broadcast and workflow requirements.

If I had a superpower, it would be
I’d love to have the ability to time travel. Don’t know any other Super Heroes that can and just imagine the potential to do good and/or evil. Uhuhuhhhhaeerrrr….

Favourite quote
Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion or Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!’

What my friends say about me
Awesome. Fastidious. Accommodating.

Erin Banning

Director of Happiness

In 2006 when Adstream and Quickcut merged, Erin joined as the first receptionist/ office manager. She quickly moved up the ranks into Marketing & Events where she worked for the UK division and back again to settle in TV Production in Sydney before moving to Adstream Melbourne. During this time she offically became the Director of Happines – a title with which our Clients agree!

If I had a superpower, it would be
Fly… so I could see the world for free!

Favourite quote
Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring’ – Marilyn Monroe

What my friends say about me
Vivacious. Sassy. Outspoken.

Jason Graham

Account Manager, Print & Digital

Most of my time has been spent on the receiving end of advertising – the publisher side, working mainly in print and online advertising sales.

If I had a superpower, it would be
Invisibility. I’ve wanted this since I was 5. The possibilities are endless.

Favourite quote
“Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda

What my friends say about me
Quirky. Flamboyant. Annoying.

Tom Dyson

Workflow Consultant

Tom graduated from UMIST University in Manchester and joined Adstream in 2004.

If I had a superpower, it would be
Super Organs to cope with my alcohol consumption on weekends and the sport I then try to play.

Favourite quote
Que Sera, Sera

What my friends say about me
Glass half full.

Murray Burden

Senior Business Development Manager

Murray joined Adstream in 2003. He is a media professional with 20 years experience in Production, Operations and Sales who is focused on delivering solutions fit for customer needs.

Consistently positive, motivated, energetic, collaborative and decisive. Murray is passionate about ideas, execution and process change improvements.


Jeff Harrison

Customer Support Manager

Jeff has played in the TV broadcast industry for fifteen years and arrived at Adstream in 2003. Prior to Adstream Jeff worked at Comcopy in the days of 1 inch tape cutdowns and air freight despatches. Oh how things are different today, with everything now just a mouse click away. Jeff holds a degree in Adult Education, and enjoys travel. He used to be Jeff le chef and cooked his way from Melbourne to London and back. He continues to cook up a storm!

If I had a superpower, it would be
ESP would be very handy, in this fast paced world of advertising just think of all the time saved from not having to listen to people who don’t have time to explain anything.

Favourite quote
Mud thrown is ground lost.

What my friends say about me
Dedicated. Detailed. Naughty.

Jeff Strong

State Manager, QLD & NT

Jeff started his working life as a colour retoucher at John Sands Artarmon. With over twenty years experience in pre-press from the days of hand planning to the digital era of Scitex and Macintosh his skills are vast and varied with local and overseas experience.

If I had a superpower, it would be
To skate endlessly.

What my friends say about me
Balanced yoga enthusiast.

Josh Stanes

Account Manager

Fresh out of highschool in ‘93, Josh started his own design business on the sunny coast in QLD. Spreading his wings to NZ (yes, for a girl), he ran his own web design and branding company and also became Communications Manager for Matisse International Furniture. Josh joined Adstream in 2005.

On my first day, I walked in with a slab of Crownies and put them on the CEO’s desk, to which Jamie Davidson remarked… ’You’ve got a job for life!’ I’ve been here ever since!

If I had a superpower, it would be
Teleportation – no more catching the bus to and from work every day!

Favourite quote
I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.’ – Zoolander

What my friends say about me
Ridiculously. Good. Looking.

Amy Lambert

State Manager, SA

Amy has over ten years experience in the Advertising and Design Industry. Her career began back in 2001 as a Graphic Designer, and has since worked as a Digital Media Producer and Digital Account Manager, enabling her to gain experience in numerous facets of the industry. Prior to joining Adstream, Amy was self-employed producing work for print, online and TV. With such a broad range of skills and extensive knowledge of the industry, she can now combine all this experience in the one job.

If I had a superpower, it would be
To not have to sleep. I could get so much more done and do so many more things if I didn’t have to sleep all the time.

Favourite quote
I don’t have a favourite quote or saying. I do have a favourite word though… ‘FREE’.

What my friends say about me
Driven. Dedicated. Honest..

Belinda Swan

Account Services Executive

Belinda joined Adstream in 2004 working in the TV Production department, specialising in Multi-media. She has worked in the industry for 16 years in various roles with companies including Omnilab, Digital Pictures, Comcopy and AfterPost.

If I had a superpower, it would be
Telekinesis would be handy. It would certainly help improve my reverse parking!

Favourite quote
“Champagne for my real friends and real pain for my sham friends.” Tom Waits.

What my friends say about me
Crazy, fun, caring.

Marcus Davis

Print & Online Tech Support Manager

Marcus started working for QuickCut Tech Support in 2005 specialising in DTP apps and colour workflows. Previous to Adstream he worked as a Graphic repro specialist for sixteen years with several high-end graphic repro houses. He left Sydney’s sunny shores in 2003 and headed for the motherland (UK) to rediscover his roots. Had a stint of managing bars in a few country gastro pubs and surf travelled parts of Europe.

If I had a superpower it would be
What do you mean if? I can read minds, that’s why I’m in Technical Support.

Favourite quote
You know, you come from nothing – you’re going back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing.’ – Monty Python

What my friends say about me
You’re a @%#*head.

Steve Boyd

Business Development Manager, Digital

Over 15 years of Sales experience with around 10 years in the Media industry. I have worked across Radio, Outdoor and Digital advertising sales mainly in Sales Management or Commercial roles.

If I had a superpower, it would be
Teleportation. I spend too much time in traffic and it drives me nuts! It’s quicker than being able to fly and I’d get more done and be able to spend more time with family, friends and hobbies.

Favourite quote
“You can do anything, but not everything”

What my friends say about me
Wannabe. Rockstar. Tragic.

Shannon Fitzpatrick

Business Development Manager

Since finishing his degree in Marketing, Shannon has specialised in sales management and business development, working in media for Fairfax, ACP and News Limited in various sales roles.

If I had a superpower, it would be
To be able to make anyone a red head…

Favourite quote
They’ve done studies, you know. Sixty percent of the time, it works every time. – Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy

What my friends say about me
A troublemaker, but fun.