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Our Team

Sarah Gale

Mother of three, impulse shopper, cat lady and lover of life
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Jannah Flockhart

Newly a Mrs, Uber Eater, Boss Lady, elite athlete
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Bernice knows the CPG industry inside out—and from farm to table. While building client relationships and creating innovative, high-impact ideas for brands, Bernice’s enthusiasm and ability to make instinctual adjustments (learned, perhaps, during her many years as a trombonist?) have earned her a reputation as an unflappable PR practitioner. So, she’s levelheaded, improvisational and endowed with a certain enviable flair. But does she, in fact, have a weakness? “Pickles,” she admits. “I could sit and eat an entire jar of pickles.”

Stephanie Taylor

Mother of two, keen food critic, fashion victim and Hogwarts Alumni
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When his clients face a crisis, whether potential or very real, Bob always brings them back to one simple question: “What are your primary business objectives?” With that as his beacon, over the past 20 years he has helped large and small organizations navigate the choppy waters of executive malfeasance, product tampering, drug diversion and abuse, product recalls and withdrawals, federal regulatory actions, media and Congressional investigations and other situations in which millions of dollars—and one’s good corporate reputation—were at stake. 

AMPR is led by Sarah’s contemporary approach to communications, drawing on her vast experience and strong relationships gained over the last 20 years in the industry. Sarah sits on the committee of the Public Relatins Council of Australia (PRC) and the RMIT Fashion Design & Enterprise Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

Jannah has worked with AMPR for 10 years. She has proven success and experience working with major Retail & Consumer brands to deliver multi- faceted campaigns and activations that generate strong public relations outcomes.

Stephanie has been with the agency for 3+ years. Stephanie is experienced in results driven, integrated PR campaigns. Prior to AMPR, Stephanie gained 10+ years experience working at Left Left Right Agency in New York, and Crown Resorts, Melbourne.

Jen Simmons

Vigilliantly Veuve, proudly OCD, memory of an elephant, closet Betty Crocker.
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Australia’s leading retailer which houses the most sought-after local and international fashion designers. David Jones is not only the country's oldest department store, but the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name.

Alena Darcy

Coffee addict, sneakers over heels, dogs over humans, pilates with a side of rosé
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Bernice knows the CPG industry inside out—and from farm to table. While building client relationships and creating innovative, high-impact ideas for brands, Bernice’s enthusiasm and ability to make instinctual adjustments (learned, perhaps, during her many years as a trombonist?) have earned her a reputation as an unflappable PR practitioner. So, she’s levelheaded, improvisational and endowed with a certain enviable flair. But does she, in fact, have a weakness? “Pickles,” she admits. “I could sit and eat an entire jar of pickles.”

Cheyenne Myers

Sun seeker, latte lover, occasional baker, holidaymaker
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When his clients face a crisis, whether potential or very real, Bob always brings them back to one simple question: “What are your primary business objectives?” With that as his beacon, over the past 20 years he has helped large and small organizations navigate the choppy waters of executive malfeasance, product tampering, drug diversion and abuse, product recalls and withdrawals, federal regulatory actions, media and Congressional investigations and other situations in which millions of dollars—and one’s good corporate reputation—were at stake. 

Jen has experience in delivering a variety of event, sponsorship and activation campaigns across our client portfolio. Jen brings 10+ years experience in the luxury events and marketing sector, having worked with leading luxury global brands such as Bang & Olufsen Rolex, IWC, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Kailis & Graff, during her time at Emerald Group Investments & Crown Resorts.

Alena has nearly 10 years of experience in consumer, lifestyle and fashion PR. Over the course of her career, which has included both in-house and agency roles, she has worked with some of the world’s most influential retailers and brands.

Cheyenne manages the fashion team at AMPR. She has been within the PR industry for over seven years, working across a number of fashion accounts and in-house at global retail brands.

Kathryn McLean

Curl queen, dumpling connoisseur, dances like Elaine Benes
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Australia’s leading retailer which houses the most sought-after local and international fashion designers. David Jones is not only the country's oldest department store, but the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name.

Alex Bateman

Fur baby mum, world wanderer, beauty addict, cheese queen
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Bernice knows the CPG industry inside out—and from farm to table. While building client relationships and creating innovative, high-impact ideas for brands, Bernice’s enthusiasm and ability to make instinctual adjustments (learned, perhaps, during her many years as a trombonist?) have earned her a reputation as an unflappable PR practitioner. So, she’s levelheaded, improvisational and endowed with a certain enviable flair. But does she, in fact, have a weakness? “Pickles,” she admits. “I could sit and eat an entire jar of pickles.”

Nicole D'Amico

Dog whisperer, can't do dairy but will always try, dilligent with my daily planner, office nerd
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When his clients face a crisis, whether potential or very real, Bob always brings them back to one simple question: “What are your primary business objectives?” With that as his beacon, over the past 20 years he has helped large and small organizations navigate the choppy waters of executive malfeasance, product tampering, drug diversion and abuse, product recalls and withdrawals, federal regulatory actions, media and Congressional investigations and other situations in which millions of dollars—and one’s good corporate reputation—were at stake. 

Kathryn has over 7 years experience in the industry, specialising in consumer PR, content creation and events. Having worked in both the UK and Australia, Kathryn has managed international campaigns for major global brands.

Alex has worked at AMPR for 5+ years and is a Senior Account Manager, managing clients from the beauty, health & lifestyle team. Alex has a strong understanding of the media landscape and the industry as a whole.

Working in the PR industry for over four years, Nicole joined AMPR as an Account Manger in 2016 specialising in Fashion, Retail and Consumer PR. Bringing experience in entertainment, health, fashion, lifestyle, FMCG and non-for-profits, Nicole has worked with some of the most instantly recognisable brands both Australia-wide and globally, including The Walt Disney Company and McDonald’s. With a love for events and creating strategic PR activations, Nicole is passionate about her work and the industry, striving to develop and implement creative and clever campaigns that deliver.

Olivia Crema

Mother of one, lippy lover, closet Nonna, Milo Queen
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Australia’s leading retailer which houses the most sought-after local and international fashion designers. David Jones is not only the country's oldest department store, but the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name.

Stephanie Hyde

Beachsider, coffee addict, OCD planner, wine and diner
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Bernice knows the CPG industry inside out—and from farm to table. While building client relationships and creating innovative, high-impact ideas for brands, Bernice’s enthusiasm and ability to make instinctual adjustments (learned, perhaps, during her many years as a trombonist?) have earned her a reputation as an unflappable PR practitioner. So, she’s levelheaded, improvisational and endowed with a certain enviable flair. But does she, in fact, have a weakness? “Pickles,” she admits. “I could sit and eat an entire jar of pickles.”

Shannon Amato

Queenslander at heart - Melbournian by choice, lover of animals and forever chasing the sun
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When his clients face a crisis, whether potential or very real, Bob always brings them back to one simple question: “What are your primary business objectives?” With that as his beacon, over the past 20 years he has helped large and small organizations navigate the choppy waters of executive malfeasance, product tampering, drug diversion and abuse, product recalls and withdrawals, federal regulatory actions, media and Congressional investigations and other situations in which millions of dollars—and one’s good corporate reputation—were at stake. 

Olivia joined the AMPR team in 2016 to manage a number of clients across the Health, Lifestyle & Hospitality space, including the Australian Grand Prix Glamour On the Grid event, ecostore, Viktoria & Woods, Collective Establishments, Sash Japanese, Laduree and Willow Urban Retreat. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) at Swinburne in 2013, Olivia has gained extensive PR experience working across major fashion, consumer and lifestyle brands such as Heinz, 7-Eleven, and RACV, ensuring a sound understanding of the media landscape.

Stephanie has gained extensive experience in PR, events and influencer relations working across and managing major fashion, consumer and lifestyle brands.

Shannon joined AMPR at the end of 2017. Bringing over 3 years’ experience across retail, consumer and lifestyle, Shannon has worked on some of Australia’s largest portfolios including ANZ, BP and Sensis. Since starting at AMPR, Shannon has touched a diverse range of clients including Chemist Warehouse, Inside Retail Live, Sussan, Conga Foods and Karen Millen.

Raina Naidu

Always Tanned, Globe Trotter, Vino Fridays, Prada IS life
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Australia’s leading retailer which houses the most sought-after local and international fashion designers. David Jones is not only the country's oldest department store, but the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name.

Dale Peucker

Selfie perfector, learning how to 'girl boss', cob loaf for life, early riser but loathe early mornings
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Bernice knows the CPG industry inside out—and from farm to table. While building client relationships and creating innovative, high-impact ideas for brands, Bernice’s enthusiasm and ability to make instinctual adjustments (learned, perhaps, during her many years as a trombonist?) have earned her a reputation as an unflappable PR practitioner. So, she’s levelheaded, improvisational and endowed with a certain enviable flair. But does she, in fact, have a weakness? “Pickles,” she admits. “I could sit and eat an entire jar of pickles.”

Natasha Bongiorno

Lashes > life, carbs with a side of Acai, office style commentator, Friday drinker
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When his clients face a crisis, whether potential or very real, Bob always brings them back to one simple question: “What are your primary business objectives?” With that as his beacon, over the past 20 years he has helped large and small organizations navigate the choppy waters of executive malfeasance, product tampering, drug diversion and abuse, product recalls and withdrawals, federal regulatory actions, media and Congressional investigations and other situations in which millions of dollars—and one’s good corporate reputation—were at stake. 

Raina joined the AMPR team in 2017 as an Account Executive and Showroom Manager. Having worked in London in fashion PR for two years, she has returned to Australia bringing her wealth of knowledge. Raina has worked on a number of clients and specials events including MaxMara, MUJI UK, David Jones, Melbourne Fashion Festival, international showrooms and Milan, Paris and London Fashion Weeks. With her love of fashion and understanding of concept and design, Raina is passionate about the industry, striving to introduce creative and innovative campaigns.

Dale joined AMPR in 2017, having completed a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University majoring in Public Relations. Dale services a number of clients within the Special Projects and Events team including Village Cinemas, Virgin Australia, NBL, RASV and TOM Co. Dale has gained wide-ranging PR experience working across a mixture of sporting, fashion and non-for-profit clients including Collingwood FC, Toorak Village and Our Watch.

Joining the AMPR team in 2017 with an already established background in lifestyle PR, Natasha services a number of clients in the Retail and Consumer team, including Melbourne Racing Club. Previously having studied Media and Communications at Deakin University, majoring in Public Relations, Natasha has a broad and comprehensive knowledge of the PR industry, with experience working across a mixture of entertainment, consumer, non-for-profit and lifestyle clients including Lexus, Victorian Racing Club and Starlight Foundation.

Rachel Cox

Likes the finer things in life, but will never say no to a tinned spaghetti jaffle.
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Australia’s leading retailer which houses the most sought-after local and international fashion designers. David Jones is not only the country's oldest department store, but the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name.

Bridget Halpin

Excessive shopper, ubereats, traveller, carpool karaoke extraordinaire
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Bernice knows the CPG industry inside out—and from farm to table. While building client relationships and creating innovative, high-impact ideas for brands, Bernice’s enthusiasm and ability to make instinctual adjustments (learned, perhaps, during her many years as a trombonist?) have earned her a reputation as an unflappable PR practitioner. So, she’s levelheaded, improvisational and endowed with a certain enviable flair. But does she, in fact, have a weakness? “Pickles,” she admits. “I could sit and eat an entire jar of pickles.”

Sascha Irving

Entrepid traveller, movie critic, sugar before salt, good vibes only
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When his clients face a crisis, whether potential or very real, Bob always brings them back to one simple question: “What are your primary business objectives?” With that as his beacon, over the past 20 years he has helped large and small organizations navigate the choppy waters of executive malfeasance, product tampering, drug diversion and abuse, product recalls and withdrawals, federal regulatory actions, media and Congressional investigations and other situations in which millions of dollars—and one’s good corporate reputation—were at stake. 

Rachel joined AMPR in 2017 and services a number of clients within the Health, Lifestyle & Hospitality portfolio.

Bridget recently joined the AMPR team and services a number of clients. She has gained valuable experience in influencer relations and events from working across the fashion team.

Sascha recently joined the AMPR team and services a number of clients in the Health, Beauty & Lifestyle team.

Hannah Keating

Shoes, cheesy movie lover, shoes, homebody, shoes
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Australia’s leading retailer which houses the most sought-after local and international fashion designers. David Jones is not only the country's oldest department store, but the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name.

Lara Tascone

Finds joy being a mum, beach days, music and shopping
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Bernice knows the CPG industry inside out—and from farm to table. While building client relationships and creating innovative, high-impact ideas for brands, Bernice’s enthusiasm and ability to make instinctual adjustments (learned, perhaps, during her many years as a trombonist?) have earned her a reputation as an unflappable PR practitioner. So, she’s levelheaded, improvisational and endowed with a certain enviable flair. But does she, in fact, have a weakness? “Pickles,” she admits. “I could sit and eat an entire jar of pickles.”

Kate Cramer

Mother of sons and lover of the sun, wannabe chef, fitness die-hard
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When his clients face a crisis, whether potential or very real, Bob always brings them back to one simple question: “What are your primary business objectives?” With that as his beacon, over the past 20 years he has helped large and small organizations navigate the choppy waters of executive malfeasance, product tampering, drug diversion and abuse, product recalls and withdrawals, federal regulatory actions, media and Congressional investigations and other situations in which millions of dollars—and one’s good corporate reputation—were at stake. 

Hannah joined AMPR in 2018 soon after graduating from RMIT, where she completed a Bachelor of Public Relations. Hannah works across the Health, Lifestyle and Hospitality portfolio, working closely with clients including Collective Establishments, Sonny Chiba, Sons of Mischief and ecostore

Lara manages the finance function at AMPR and is a qualified CA. Over the past 15 years, she gained valuable finance experience working for two leading Media and Entertainment organisations. Lara prides herself to be a trusted advisor with strong commercial insights. She has a passion for developing and implementing finance policies and to continually improve processes.

Kate joined the AMPR team in 2015 on a part-time basis whilst on maternity leave to assist with general office admin. After studying Public Relations at university, Kate worked in Sponsorship at the VRC and more recently at the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Jeremy Drake

Meditator, travel writer, gym owner, photographer and slopes shredder.
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Australia’s leading retailer which houses the most sought-after local and international fashion designers. David Jones is not only the country's oldest department store, but the oldest department store in the world still trading under its original name.

Sarah Gale

Mother of three, impulse shopper, cat lady and lover of life

Jannah Flockhart

Newly a Mrs, Uber Eater, Boss Lady, elite athlete

AMPR is led by Sarah’s contemporary approach to communications, drawing on her vast experience and strong relationships gained over the last 20 years in the industry. Sarah sits on the committee of the Public Relatins Council of Australia (PRC) and the RMIT Fashion Design & Enterprise Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

Jannah has worked with AMPR for 10 years. She has proven success and experience working with major Retail & Consumer brands to deliver multi- faceted campaigns and activations that generate strong public relations outcomes.

Stephanie Taylor

Mother of two, keen food critic, fashion victim and Hogwarts Alumni

Jen Simmons

Vigilliantly Veuve, proudly OCD, memory of an elephant, closet Betty Crocker.

Stephanie has been with the agency for 3+ years. Stephanie is experienced in results driven, integrated PR campaigns. Prior to AMPR, Stephanie gained 10+ years experience working at Left Left Right Agency in New York, and Crown Resorts, Melbourne.

Jen has experience in delivering a variety of event, sponsorship and activation campaigns across our client portfolio. Jen brings 10+ years experience in the luxury events and marketing sector, having worked with leading luxury global brands such as Bang & Olufsen Rolex, IWC, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Kailis & Graff, during her time at Emerald Group Investments & Crown Resorts.

Alena Darcy

Coffee addict, sneakers over heels, dogs over humans, pilates with a side of rosé

Cheyenne Myers

Sun seeker, latte lover, occasional baker, holidaymaker

Alena has nearly 10 years of experience in consumer, lifestyle and fashion PR. Over the course of her career, which has included both in-house and agency roles, she has worked with some of the world’s most influential retailers and brands.

Cheyenne manages the fashion team at AMPR. She has been within the PR industry for over seven years, working across a number of fashion accounts and in-house at global retail brands.

Kathryn McLean

Curl queen, dumpling connoisseur, dances like Elaine Benes

Alex Bateman

Fur baby mum, world wanderer, beauty addict, cheese queen

Kathryn has over 7 years experience in the industry, specialising in consumer PR, content creation and events. Having worked in both the UK and Australia, Kathryn has managed international campaigns for major global brands.

Alex has worked at AMPR for 5+ years and is a Senior Account Manager, managing clients from the beauty, health & lifestyle team. Alex has a strong understanding of the media landscape and the industry as a whole.

Nicole D'Amico

Dog whisperer, can't do dairy but will always try, dilligent with my daily planner, office nerd

Olivia Crema

Mother of one, lippy lover, closet Nonna, Milo Queen

Working in the PR industry for over four years, Nicole joined AMPR as an Account Manger in 2016 specialising in Fashion, Retail and Consumer PR. Bringing experience in entertainment, health, fashion, lifestyle, FMCG and non-for-profits, Nicole has worked with some of the most instantly recognisable brands both Australia-wide and globally, including The Walt Disney Company and McDonald’s. With a love for events and creating strategic PR activations, Nicole is passionate about her work and the industry, striving to develop and implement creative and clever campaigns that deliver.

Olivia joined the AMPR team in 2016 to manage a number of clients across the Health, Lifestyle & Hospitality space, including the Australian Grand Prix Glamour On the Grid event, ecostore, Viktoria & Woods, Collective Establishments, Sash Japanese, Laduree and Willow Urban Retreat. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) at Swinburne in 2013, Olivia has gained extensive PR experience working across major fashion, consumer and lifestyle brands such as Heinz, 7-Eleven, and RACV, ensuring a sound understanding of the media landscape.

Stephanie Hyde

Beachsider, coffee addict, OCD planner, wine and diner

Shannon Amato

Queenslander at heart - Melbournian by choice, lover of animals and forever chasing the sun

Stephanie has gained extensive experience in PR, events and influencer relations working across and managing major fashion, consumer and lifestyle brands.

Shannon joined AMPR at the end of 2017. Bringing over 3 years’ experience across retail, consumer and lifestyle, Shannon has worked on some of Australia’s largest portfolios including ANZ, BP and Sensis. Since starting at AMPR, Shannon has touched a diverse range of clients including Chemist Warehouse, Inside Retail Live, Sussan, Conga Foods and Karen Millen.

Raina Naidu

Always Tanned, Globe Trotter, Vino Fridays, Prada IS life

Dale Peucker

Selfie perfector, learning how to 'girl boss', cob loaf for life, early riser but loathe early mornings

Raina joined the AMPR team in 2017 as an Account Executive and Showroom Manager. Having worked in London in fashion PR for two years, she has returned to Australia bringing her wealth of knowledge. Raina has worked on a number of clients and specials events including MaxMara, MUJI UK, David Jones, Melbourne Fashion Festival, international showrooms and Milan, Paris and London Fashion Weeks. With her love of fashion and understanding of concept and design, Raina is passionate about the industry, striving to introduce creative and innovative campaigns.

Dale joined AMPR in 2017, having completed a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University majoring in Public Relations. Dale services a number of clients within the Special Projects and Events team including Village Cinemas, Virgin Australia, NBL, RASV and TOM Co. Dale has gained wide-ranging PR experience working across a mixture of sporting, fashion and non-for-profit clients including Collingwood FC, Toorak Village and Our Watch.

Natasha Bongiorno

Lashes > life, carbs with a side of Acai, office style commentator, Friday drinker

Rachel Cox

Likes the finer things in life, but will never say no to a tinned spaghetti jaffle.

Joining the AMPR team in 2017 with an already established background in lifestyle PR, Natasha services a number of clients in the Retail and Consumer team, including Melbourne Racing Club. Previously having studied Media and Communications at Deakin University, majoring in Public Relations, Natasha has a broad and comprehensive knowledge of the PR industry, with experience working across a mixture of entertainment, consumer, non-for-profit and lifestyle clients including Lexus, Victorian Racing Club and Starlight Foundation.

Rachel joined AMPR in 2017 and services a number of clients within the Health, Lifestyle & Hospitality portfolio.

Bridget Halpin

Excessive shopper, ubereats, traveller, carpool karaoke extraordinaire

Sascha Irving

Entrepid traveller, movie critic, sugar before salt, good vibes only

Bridget recently joined the AMPR team and services a number of clients. She has gained valuable experience in influencer relations and events from working across the fashion team.

Sascha recently joined the AMPR team and services a number of clients in the Health, Beauty & Lifestyle team.

Hannah Keating

Shoes, cheesy movie lover, shoes, homebody, shoes

Lara Tascone

Finds joy being a mum, beach days, music and shopping

Hannah joined AMPR in 2018 soon after graduating from RMIT, where she completed a Bachelor of Public Relations. Hannah works across the Health, Lifestyle and Hospitality portfolio, working closely with clients including Collective Establishments, Sonny Chiba, Sons of Mischief and ecostore

Lara manages the finance function at AMPR and is a qualified CA. Over the past 15 years, she gained valuable finance experience working for two leading Media and Entertainment organisations. Lara prides herself to be a trusted advisor with strong commercial insights. She has a passion for developing and implementing finance policies and to continually improve processes.

Kate Cramer

Team Leader Kate Cramer Mother of sons and lover of the sun, wannabe chef, fitness die-hard

Jeremy Drake

Meditator, travel writer, gym owner, photographer and slopes shredder.

Kate joined the AMPR team in 2015 on a part-time basis whilst on maternity leave to assist with general office admin. After studying Public Relations at university, Kate worked in Sponsorship at the VRC and more recently at the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Our Directors

John Tripodi

As CEO of Twenty3 Group, John leads and oversees all businesses and investments of the group. He is an award winning marketer and strategist and gained a reputation in the FMCG industry for championing innovative brand strategies and solutions, whilst challenging conventional marketing practices.

Michael Leeds

Michael oversees the various operations of Twenty3 Group. With over 15 years in the advertising and media industry, Michael has extensive experience in media management, brand development and the negotiation and leveraging of some of the country’s largest sport and entertainment properties.