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Meet the team

Anthony Artmann

Anthony is an adaptable and highly skilled web developer, multimedia designer and audio producer. His phenomenal technical skills are supported by an appreciation for visual aesthetics enabling him to deliver beautiful digital content across all devices. A practiced problem solver, there is no glitch Anthony can’t fix. When he’s not behind a computer screen you’ll find him playing bass guitar or clocking up the k’s on his bike.

Ben Claydon

Ben knows a thing or two about management having started a business from the back of his house and growing it into a multi-million dollar company. He has a particular knack for understanding how small businesses interact with enterprise and his commanding presence ensures that things get done. With decades of experience in the event biz Ben has worked on everything from TV shows to superstar rock concerts. Outside the office he’s a mad keen scuba diver and all round adrenaline seeker jumping out of planes, diving in caves and even making his way to Mt Everest. He also has two pet turtles and a dog called Dash with a sizeable Instagram following.

Brooke Madill
Project Manager

Brooke is an accomplished Project Manager and Designer with 27 years in the exhibition event and construction sectors. Her diverse skillset has seen her manage brand rollouts across Asia Pacific for Bentley Motors and around Australia for Alfa Romeo and Citroen. When Brooke starts a job, she dives right in and gets it done with a top-notch finish. As one project comes to an end and before the next begins, Brooke will head outdoors to explore the beautiful dirt, desert and water landscapes the country has to offer. She’ll either be collecting samples or making sketches to add to her 5000 strong landscraping journal project.

Dave Deveny

Dave is a dynamic and fearless leader; he’s experienced, committed, flexible, driven and smart. His career spans over 30 years delivering exceptional results for the likes of Shell, Myer, Telstra, Audi, The Australian Open, Disney, Tourism Victoria and many more. Dave is great at building effective, powerful teams and has hand-picked every member of the Cuckoo crew. He’s a master strategist developing innovative ideas to cut through the clutter. Other than being our courageous leader, Dave is a keen foodie and loves to cook. He’s seriously attached to social media which he claims is for work purposes, and supposedly he can talk under water.

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Hamish Younger
Brand and Business Strategist

Our Brand and Business Strategist Hamish Younger knows his way around the world of marketing (and the world in general). Hamish has worked in Marketing for almost thirty years across a diverse range of industry sectors. From financial services through to fine jewellery, Hamish has marketed it all. He loves to build and re-tweak brands, ensuring they maximise their return to his clients. He loves and has done plenty of travelling, especially in Africa and enjoys a healthy mix of chocolate and red wine.

Jo Harrison
Marketing Services Director

Jo is an experienced and efficient marketing practitioner with almost 20 years’ experience working in large corporates and boutique agencies. From strategy to execution, Jo has managed a significant portfolio of projects for the likes of Estee Lauder, Ford Motor Company, Melbourne Water, Statewide Mutual and ENGIE. As Marketing Services Director, Jo leads Cuckoo’s project teams to deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients. Jo has degrees in marketing and psychology, so understanding consumer behaviour is her sweet spot, and applying behaviour-based personas to segment audiences is her favourite sport. That and surfing.

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Laura Malignaggi
Project Specialist

Laura’s our detail focused Project Specialist who combines creativity, energy and diligence to get the job done. She’s a qualified and experienced digital marketer, her skills including web development, search engine marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. What she really loves is working with the Cuckoo team to keep projects organised, moving forward and on track for deadlines. Laura is a world traveler with an impressive number of locations already ticked off the list, and when she’s not in the office or out on the soccer field, she’s lost in a sketchbook.

Marcus Johnson
Creative Consultant

Marcus is a wordsmith and a big picture thinker. Over thirty years, he has plied his craft across local and global brands, moving from big agencies to running his own business and as a consultant to industry. His experience includes icons such as Mercedes-Benz, Four’n Twenty, Australia Post, Twinings, Crown, Telstra and VicUrban. A graduate of Melbourne’s Copyschool, he is a voracious reader and can spot a typo from twenty paces. Since becoming the fifth grade spelling champion, he has gone on to make much of his talent. When not working or attending to the challenges of a blended family, he enjoys a round of golf and currently maintains a single figure handicap.

Nicole Akehurst

Nicole is a passionate and experienced graphic designer. Coming from a print background, Nicole brings with her 10+ years in the industry. She has a broad range of experience, having worked with large franchise companies, through to small businesses. An eye for detail and an enthusiasm for all things design ensures consistency, versatility and top quality output. Nicole’s creative interests expand beyond the Mac and include cooking, music and creating hand-made masterpieces with her two beautiful daughters. She is also not usually far from either a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Sabrina Bellomo
Finance Manager

Sabrina joins Cuckoo as our Finance Manager. After qualifying as a Registered Chartered Accountant, Sabrina has spent the last 10 years working across payroll, insolvency, tax and compliance. As you can see, she’s an accounting guru. Her attention to detail, strong work ethic and desire to get things done right keeps the finances in check. After hours you’ll find Sabrina killing it on the netball courts. Don’t let her small stature deceive you, her mad defensive skills can stop any shooter from scoring.