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Our Team.

Nicholas Heath Director

Nicholas has been enmeshed in local, state and national marketing for almost three decades. He brings valuable insight and knowledge to Pace, enabling us to anticipate many of the hurdles and issues before they arise. He has consulted throughout Australia and overseas on a hugely diverse range of matters. Nicholas is now a highly sought consultant, board member, and public speaker. Nicholas has a degree in economics (Latrobe) and a Master’s Degree (Monash) in ecommunications. He has completed post-graduate studies in marketing at Deakin and RMIT and is preparing to undertake his Doctorate. He is a skilled practitioner of systems and development.

Christine Heath Chief Financial Officer

Christine manages everything with dollar figures in it. Christine has worked for some of Australia’s largest financial institutions, including National Mutual and Westpac, where she held senior financial administrative roles. Pace was fortunate to secure the services of Christine who is charged with ensuring that projects are professionally and administered within financial constraints. Christine administers major projects, budgets and financials.

Ed Jones Account Director

Ed has developed, directed and implemented some of Pace’s most successful projects in his time, winning a number of awards along the way. With extensive experience handling all levels of diverse industries, Ed plays an invaluable role in delivering Pace’s major projects to the utmost highest quality and detail. Ed has a passion for combining strategy, marketing, finance and a vast knowledge of rapidly changing technologies to reach new growth opportunities. Ed provides for a direct project liaison and assists Nicholas with project direction, management and implementation.

Sophia Blakebrough Senior Account Manager

Sophia originally interned at Pace in 2012 while studying Public Relations at Deakin University, and we wouldn’t let her go. She joined the team full-time after completing her degree in 2013, focussing primarily on Pace’s work for tourism, travel, national retail brands and major events. As primary contact and account executive, it will be Sophia’s job to ensure all day-to-day tasks are completed when it should be and to schedule activities to happen in a timely manner. She has been a catalyst in developing the Pace approach to e-communication and in providing innovative and cost-effective creative solutions for new media.

Tom Lyons Account Executive

Tom joined the Pace team after completing an internship here as part of his Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at RMIT. A love of writing, meticulous attention to detail and willingness to jump head first into any situation made Tom a great all-rounder that fit seamlessly into the Pace family. As such, he’s gained a wide range of experiences, including work on key Pace projects like the Silver Rush and Geemanji campaigns, liaising with operators for OVG projects, digital and social media content creation, copywriting and editing.

Daniel McAuley Account Executive

Daniel joined the team after completing an internship with Pace back in 2016 while studying a Bachelor of Arts (Public Relations) and a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) at Deakin University. Having previously worked in the ski industry, Daniel is used to working in fast-paced and challenging environments. He possesses a broad range of communication, operations and administration skills that he is excited to bring to the table and enjoys working with others to achieve the best possible results. Daniel’s calm and level-headed approach means he is highly focussed and clients rest easy knowing they are in capable hands.

Nick Jones Digital Producer

Nick Jones thought Pace was so nice, he’s worked here twice! Nick first started to contribute to the Pace team at the age of 10 by clearing out the biscuit tin and has been working hard ever since to keep it to an optimum level (so he can empty it again). He has a Commerce Degree with a major in Management and Business Analytics and while he originally started working as a dev, he has since migrated to the client facing side. Nick is stellar at translating the business requirements and client speak into technical jargon for the team internally to get the best solution. There isn’t a number of projects Nick cannot manage at once, and he does it all with a calm and cool demeanor.

Rory Douglas Graphic & Multimedia Designer

Rory is an experienced and gifted designer with over 10 years’ experience across a variety of design, print and advertising agencies, having most recently designed in-house at Target Australia. Rory completed his Diploma at RMIT, giving him a very keen eye for detail and strong understanding how visual communication must adapt across of all areas of design including websites, magazines, Apps and business collateral. When Rory’s not busy designing, he loves chasing the surf, playing video games and spending time with his baby daughter, Isabel.

Mick Sowry Creative Director

Mick is a highly experienced creative with a mind that communicates best through stories. Having worked at US Advertising, Tognetti and ACO amongst others, Mick has a depth of knowledge and understanding of visual communication and is a pioneer in his field. Since a career adjustment a decade ago, Mick has since spent countless hours capturing and editing footage as a part of deep interests in film and music collaboration. Mick and Pace team up where passions and experience are ignited to create award-winning outcomes.

James ‘Boggins’ Conte Digital Designer

James is the Pace go-getter, the guy who will run a million miles at any job until he gets the best possible outcome for his clients. James has an Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design and has since specialised in multimedia, digital production and design, helping Pace develop hundreds of high-end Google HTML5 and social media ads each month. No matter what job you give James, it’s always received with a grin and a can-do attitude. When he isn’t madly ticking things off his to-do list, you’ll find him munching on M&M’s (sometimes even as second breakfast), absorbed in a video game or heading off to soccer training.

Budda Allan Pile Senior IT & Developer

Budda is responsible for all things IT – programming, coding and in several languages, intranets, extranets, technical specifications, apps – you name it, he’s a genius at it. Budda is extremely good at custom coding but he’s also very happy to use existing systems and open source code. He’s the answer to ALMOST all IT requirements, and he’s one of the few IT guys that you actually have a conversation with. And better still, Budda loves a challenge – he’s constantly looking for new or better ways of handling all things IT. Budda will consult on all digital and technical requirements, playing a valuable role in implementation where required.

Matt Dwyer Senior Developer

Matt is a jack of all trades when it comes to anything IT. As someone who has turned his hobbies into a career, Matt is extremely passionate about IT as well as radio and sound production – it practically runs in his veins. He’s been programming in various forms for over a decade and with experience in web, application, server and game programming, Matt is the go-to-guy for solutions. Having previously been Australia’s only gold-certified WooCommerce developer, he knows WordPress inside out and can build the cleanest Laravel app you’ve ever seen. Matt loves a challenge and is always quick to find practical solutions to anything that comes his way.

Chris Sager Events Coordinator

For over 5 years, Chris has been a wealth of experience to the Pace team. His extensive project management and event management skills have proven invaluable to the events arm of the Pace business. Chris’ work on major events like the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and All Ford Day have helped to grow Pace into a sophisticated and experienced event management team. Chris also has experience in financial planning, forecasting, demographic research and community engagement, just to name a few of his many skills.

Greg Forster Video & Photography

Greg’s 10+ years of experience in both photography and videography make him an important part of the Pace family. An invaluable addition to our art team, Greg’s work covers automotive, tourism, home design and retail, not to mention whatever a new client will throw at us. Greg’s confidence in both video and still photography has proven helpful time and time again, as he’ll often shoot both in the same session.

Brad Luke Videographer

Brad has been a part of Pace for nearly 20 years and is responsible each year for producing over 30 video and television productions in broadcast quality along with numerous pieces of digital content and multimedia. Brad is a talented musician and has penned many of the pieces of music and jingles that have taken Pace to the award winning level.

Simon Garner Copy Writer & Multimedia Producer

Simon is a heavily experienced teacher, journalist, writer, editor and producer of video and other multimedia learning resources. Simon’s ability to capture complex materials and translate them to cohesive, human readable material is a major asset for Pace. His ability to create engaging, interesting to read copy is what separates him from middleweight writers.

James Heath Production Assistant

As a production assistant for Pace, James can be counted on to deliver quick and effective on-site support across a number of our major events. You can catch James darting around the Geelong Revival Motoring Festival and All Ford Day in order to make sure everything is running smoothly and both visitors and participants are getting the best possible experience. When there is a problem, you can be sure that James will be there to fix it.

Hannah McCauley Event and Account Executive

Originally hailing from the ACT, Hannah is one of the newest team members to join Pace. She recently graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Business (Distinction) (Event Management and Public Relations). While studying, Hannah completed an internship with Pace where she got a feel for how we do things, further strengthening her client relations, media monitoring, and content creation skills. Hannah’s attention to detail and enthusiastic drive ensures a job is successfully seen through to its finish. Hannah has several years’ experience working in the events industry, having first hand worked on numerous music festivals and artistic showcases in the ACT and Victoria. Anything event or media related; Hannah is here to make it happen!