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    Helen Batt-Rawden

    publisher / managing director


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4488

    Helen says it’s great owning a business and working for yourself, but what is most satisfying to her is knowing that when she comes into the office each day she will be met with the same highly professional, happy and content people that she’s been seeing for a number of years. Staff devotion, stability and their unrivalled expertise means everything to her. ”I’ve surrounded myself with good people, a loyal readership and a ‘Rolls Royce’ class of supporters and clients that make up our business events industry. We love what we do and do what we love.”

    Brad Foster

    managing editor


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4400

    With micenet AUSTRALIA since its inception. Has travelled extensively but agrees with Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz that “there’s no place like home”.

    Best event memory: Guns N’ Roses concert at Eastern Creek in western Sydney many moons ago when Axel Rose could still sing.

    Lauren Arena

    assistant editor


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4455

    Lauren is the newest member of the team and comes from a background in online journalism and travel writing. She has lived and travelled throughout Europe and hopes to further her road warrior expertise in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Her hobbies generally revolve around food, particularly eating pizza and drinking coffee.

    Graeme Kemlo

    features writer


    Head office: +61 (2) 8264 4444

    Mobile: +61 (4) 1831 0510

    Melbourne-based photojournalist who enjoys covering business events locally or globally, while emptying the bucket list (Antarctica still TBA). He also shoots and writes on food, wine and travel, and suggests: Spain – Parador; Paris – The Five; Whistler – Ziptrek; Sarawak – Orangutan; Korea – Jeonbokjuk (abalone porridge).

    Jenny Gill

    account manager


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4466

    Jenny has been with micenet AUSTRALIA since 2004. She spent much of her earlier years surfing the globe and still loves the sand between her toes.

    Her best event memory: Hollywood 1984 – hanging out with all the stars at the world premiere of Prince’s Purple Rain. “I always believe… it will all work out well in the end, and if it hasn’t worked out well yet, it’s not the end.


    Alison Widders

    account manager


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4433

    Alison’s career to date has allowed her to sell for some of the country’s top boutique hotels and venues and she is looking forward to working with an array of clients that advertise with the magazine.

    Never one to stop, she loves travelling, keeps active (usually by the ocean) and rewards herself by visiting fine restaurant and bar establishments with friends.

    Jocelyn Oliver

    office manager


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4450

    Jocelyn has been with micenet AUSTRALIA for more than five years, and still enjoys the workload, the talented people she works with (thanks Jocelyn – editor), and the industry… who could ask for anything more! Her favourite hideout is the office… “I feel sane here for a few hours each day!”

    Michael Ramirez

    subscription manager/sales co-ordinator


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4444

    Michael has been with micenet AUSTRALIA for almost two years and says his time here has been fulfilling. As one of the youngest in the company he says the amount of networking opportunities and skills he’s been exposed to have been priceless.

    Jenn Ruffell

    production and design


    Phone: +64 (0) 22 429 9548

    With it for the long-haul, Jenn has shrugged off typical Gen-Y characteristics and stayed with BT Publishing since 2001. A multi-award winning designer with the gift of speed and accuracy and a love for event photography. Her greatest achievement is her blossoming family. In early 2014, Jenn and her family moved to New Zealand permanently. She is currently enjoying life with a glass of Sauv Blanc from her new hometown in Marlborough.


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    Bev Malzard



    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4422

    I have been the editor of Get Up & Go magazine for seven years and have been instrumental in evolving it to fit the ‘fab 50 years plus’ market. I have been a journalist for more years than I will admit too and love the magazine industry. I try and stay on top of the social media side and have embraced blogging too. When I am not writing and getting the magazine, newsletter, blog and facebook happening, I’m in the air, on the rails, at sea, on the road, discovering all the countries of the world or sitting comfortably having a posh afternoon tea – all in the name of research for Get Up & Go. I’m one of those people that love coming to work with great colleagues and a supportive company attitude – can’t get much better than that.

    Richard Birrell

    National Advertising Manager


    Phone: +61 (2) 8264 4420

    I have been involved in publishing and sales for most of my working life. I am passionate about the media industry particularly magazines and enjoy the pleasure magazines provide readers. The revolution in media and communications will continue to unfold providing exciting opportunities for us at Get Up & Go to deliver valuable content and images to inspire and motivate our active 55+ readers to enjoy the many exciting destinations within Australia and throughout the World. We hope our new look site will help you plan your next holiday or feel free to provide us with your valuable feedback.

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