Meet the crew

So this is us...

Working across strategy, marketing, creative, digital and other channels, we have the horsepower available for those quick wins and the specialist skills to execute the bigger picture to deliver smarter business outcomes.

John Plato

John Plato

Managing Partner

E john@platocreative.co.nz P 03 365 2599

The entrepreneurial figure behind the conception of Plato Creative, John knows how to get a start up business off the ground and thriving. He has guided the business into a space that focuses on a collaborative and mutually rewarding partnership for our clients. John is always keen to get a round of golf in, and is open to more time talking shop on the greens.

Lisa Plato

Lisa Plato

Managing Partner

E lisa@platocreative.co.nz P 03 941 3191

Lisa thrives on finding strategies and delivering the solutions to develop her clients’ brands. Lisa is constantly working to help her clients explore and capitalise on the opportunities in front of them. She’s got a sharp eye for detail and knows what it takes to develop a thriving business.

Richie Connell

Richie Connell

Client Partner

E richie@platocreative.co.nz P 021 752 870

Following a number of years in the international world of brand and business strategy, Richie now leads many of our key client relationships. It’s that drive for variety that has led Richie to build up a strong repertoire of experience with globally recognised brands. Along with constant, unprompted demonstrations of his musical prowess.

Mike Walker

Mike Walker

Digital Partner

E mike@platocreative.co.nz

Mike may be an old dog in the web industry, but he’s got tons of new tricks when it comes to digital strategy. He’s passionate about creating digital work that stands alone in solving problems and exceeding projected outcomes for clients. Mike’s a good guy to have on your team. We’re pretty happy he’s on ours.

Toby Blackler

Toby Blackler

Creative Partner

E toby@platocreative.co.nz

Working collaboratively with his team and clients to bring a big idea to life is what gets Toby ticking. With over a decade in the industry he’s got heaps of global brand experience, taking his concepts to the next level and gaining recognition with numerous awards to his name. Toby leads our creative team, ensuring the conceptual and creative work our agency does is top of the line.

Phil Shearing

Phil Shearing

Business Manager

E phil@platocreative.co.nz

Family man, craft beer enthusiast and bike nut, Phil compares his style to that of Han Solo - not quite a Jedi. Phil is about securing wins for the team without flashy moves. He is genuinely interested in companies and figuring out how to improve their performance and he's keen to lift the capabilities of his team to deliver outstanding results.

Leanna Singleton

Leanna Singleton

Finance Manager

Lana Wigley

Lana Wigley

Studio Manager

Dave Whelan

Dave Whelan

Digital Manager

Julia Campbell

Julia Campbell

Digital Marketing Manager

Lee Parkinson

Lee Parkinson

Marketing Director

E lee@platocreative.co.nz P 021 242 1488

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and Chartered Marketer, Lee has 20 years agency experience, and won some big international and local industry awards. A strategist with a fascination about what really makes people tick; he applies this to clients’ brands, marketing and communications. In his spare time, Lee likes music, cooking, motorbikes, and being out and about in the countryside with his wife and two dogs, but not all at once.

Steve Tullett

Steve Tullett

Art Director

Amy Douglas

Amy Douglas

Senior Creative

James Mumby-Croft

James Mumby-Croft

Senior Creative

Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts

Senior Client Manager

Myles Derham

Myles Derham

Senior Developer

Tim O'Neill

Tim O'Neill

Senior Creative

Will Dawber

Will Dawber

Senior Developer

Allie McLean

Allie McLean

Client Manager

Amanda Gilchrist

Amanda Gilchrist

Creative

Amy Stockley-Smith

Amy Stockley-Smith

Creative

Brooke Lord

Brooke Lord

Creative

Fiona Murray

Fiona Murray

Copywriter

Gemma Dixon

Gemma Dixon

Digital Marketer

George Senior

George Senior

Creative

Gorrie Coe

Gorrie Coe

Developer

Hayley O'Connor

Hayley O'Connor

Executive Assistant

Jade Houghton

Jade Houghton

Client Services

Johnny Lineham

Johnny Lineham

Creative

Katie Bolt

Katie Bolt

Developer

Krystie Hedley

Krystie Hedley

Client Manager

Nancy Zhou

Nancy Zhou

Digital Marketer

Nicole Trenwith

Nicole Trenwith

Client Manager

Sandi Gibson

Sandi Gibson

Creative

Scott Gimblett

Scott Gimblett

Developer

Shayden Whipps

Shayden Whipps

Client Manager

Vanessa Ortynsky

Vanessa Ortynsky

Digital Marketer

Victoria Berryman

Victoria Berryman

Client Manager