Our Team

Meet the Active team - the industry's top talent.


Management

Dean Wilson Chief Executive Officer, International Division

Dean joined Active International in 2005 in 2012 Dean became CEO and EVP of Europe and Australia.  Dean is responsible for Active Australia as well as the UK.

Dean has worked in the media industry since graduating from Leeds University in 1994. Prior to joining Active International, he held various commercial roles at Television Sales and Marketing Services Ltd, Channel Four Television Corporation and ITV Digital.

Cameron Swan Managing Director

Cameron Swan started with the company in 2009 where he joined as the Business Services Manager responsible for client fulfilment and trading relationships.

Based in the Sydney office, Cameron has gained an invaluable experience in a number of key areas in the barter business with his previous roles as Media Director during 2012, Client Services in 2013 and most recently as a Commercial Director.

In 2015 Cameron was promoted to Managing Director and under his leadership the Australian team is working hard to build on our success and continuously prove that Corporate Trade is a smart way of doing business today.

Before joining Active, Cameron held a national account management role in the retail sector.

Andrew Rogers Head of Media

Andrew joined Active in March 2015 armed with over two decades of media experience having held a number of executive positions at Ten Network Holdings and Frontiers Group Australasia.

Andrew spent the last decade at TABCORP Holdings as Head of Commercial in the Media and International Division.

 

 

 

Cameron Baxter General Manager (Melbourne)

Cameron Baxter joined Active International in 2014, following two decades working in sales roles and client categories such as FMCG and Liquor.

Cameron's sales experience spans across metro TV, regional TV, cinema and Out-of-Home, undertaking sales executive roles such as Group Sales Manager, National Sales Director, GM and most recently Chief Operating Officer of Titan Media Group.

Based in our Melbourne office, Cameron is focused on developing corporate trade in Australia, establishing and expanding our strong client base as well as our media agency relationships that are already set in Melbourne.

Farooq Ali Head of Finance Australia

Farooq joined Active Australia in 2004 and was promoted to Head of Australian Finance in April 2013. Farooq is currently responsible for managing and supervising financial operations and providing strategic financial guidance to local and international management. Farooq's role at Active is also to coordinate with various departments regarding monthly finance targets and ensuring smooth and accurate financial reporting to management.

Farooq is a qualified CPA and has extensive experience in finance, as well as experience in chartered accounting and the corporate sector.

Selina Martin Head of Commercial

Selina is a results-driven senior executive who demonstrates a great deal of business acumen and commercial focus.

Selina joined our team in October 2015 bringing more than two decades of experience in sales executive and management roles across a range of media including FVTV, STV, Cinema, Radio, Magazines, Digital, and Retail Media, including Network Ten, Val Morgan and Brand New Media.

With excellent management and relationship building skills, Selina leads by example and offers a sophisticated approach to problem solving.


Commercial

Selina Martin Head of Commercial

Selina is a results-driven senior executive who demonstrates a great deal of business acumen and commercial focus.

Selina joined our team in October 2015 bringing more than two decades of experience in sales executive and management roles across a range of media including FVTV, STV, Cinema, Radio, Magazines, Digital, and Retail Media, including Network Ten, Val Morgan and Brand New Media.

With excellent management and relationship building skills, Selina leads by example and offers a sophisticated approach to problem solving.

Lisa Lyte Client Services Manager

Following a 14-year career in media in London, Lisa relocated to Sydney with her husband and found herself retrained as a barista, managing a café in Leichhardt.

Prior to this Lisa spent 18 months as the Marketing & Communications Manager for the Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand and now she is excited to return to Australia and be back in the world of media and commerce.

 

 

Hannah Leonard Commercial Coordinator

Hannah Leonard joined the Active team in September 2017. In her role of Commercial Coordinator, Hannah assists Selina Martin, Head of Commercial as well as looking after re-marketing of stock lists.

Graduating from UTS with a masters in Biological Forensics, Hannah comes with a scientific educational background. She brings to the commercial team 4 years of experience in administration and sales roles across the Retail industry.

Shad Scott New Business Development

Shad joined Active in early 2016 to take on the role of Business Development bringing to the team his exceptional account, business development and customer service experience.

With solid business acumen and competitive analysis skills, Shad focuses on designing and implementing strategic plans to drive business, productivity and performance through continuous collaboration.

Shad has a degree in Business and Marketing and enjoys travelling to exotic places with Hawaii as his favourite destination.  

Cameron Baxter General Manager (Melbourne)

Cameron Baxter joined Active International in 2014, following two decades working in sales roles and client categories such as FMCG and Liquor.

Cameron's sales experience spans across metro TV, regional TV, cinema and Out-of-Home, undertaking sales executive roles such as Group Sales Manager, National Sales Director, GM and most recently Chief Operating Officer of Titan Media Group.

Based in our Melbourne office, Cameron is focused on developing corporate trade in Australia, establishing and expanding our strong client base as well as our media agency relationships that are already set in Melbourne.

Anna Last Commercial Manager [on maternity leave]

Anna joined Active Australia in 2011 as Office Manager and Personal Assistant to the Managing Director.

In May 2013 Anna was promoted to the role of Commercial Executive, supporting the commercial team in a new business development capacity, prospecting client leads and coordinating new business appointments. Anna's tremendous drive and expertise lead her to her current role of Commercial Manager and continues to encourage clients to explore the potential that corporate trade has to offer to their business.

Graduating from The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts with a Bachelor of Performing Arts, Anna also has extensive experience in the performing arts industry.


Media

Andrew Rogers Head of Media

Andrew joined Active in March 2015 armed with over two decades of media experience having held a number of executive positions at Ten Network Holdings and Frontiers Group Australasia.

Andrew spent the last decade at TABCORP Holdings as Head of Commercial in the Media and International Division.

 

 

 

Nick Draper Media Director

Nick Draper joined Active International with an established background in both media agency and supplier sales.

For almost a decade, Nick had been working in the media agency world in the UK with ZenithOptimedia and MPG International and more recently in Australia at Mindshare and Bauer in Sydney.

Having a broad media experience across both media agency and media owner side, Nick makes our business proposition even more compelling, offering tailored solutions to add significant value to media agencies and media owners and clients.

Nick Draper is described by many as an adventure-seeker having travelled from the UK to Australia initially overland, using only trains, buses, bikes and boats and on foot where no planes were allowed.

Emma Charles Media Operations Coordinator

Emma re-joined Active in Australia in the Media team in 2017, reconciling vendor and agency spends and assisting with relationship management. 

Previously, Emma spent 4 years in the Active London office in their Events team specialising in travel and MICE as well as team financials. Since her arrival in Australia, Emma broadened her skill set working in recruitment and account management. 

Cameron Baxter General Manager (Melbourne)

Cameron Baxter joined Active International in 2014, following two decades working in sales roles and client categories such as FMCG and Liquor.

Cameron's sales experience spans across metro TV, regional TV, cinema and Out-of-Home, undertaking sales executive roles such as Group Sales Manager, National Sales Director, GM and most recently Chief Operating Officer of Titan Media Group.

Based in our Melbourne office, Cameron is focused on developing corporate trade in Australia, establishing and expanding our strong client base as well as our media agency relationships that are already set in Melbourne.


Finance

Farooq Ali Head of Finance Australia

Farooq joined Active Australia in 2004 and was promoted to Head of Australian Finance in April 2013. Farooq is currently responsible for managing and supervising financial operations and providing strategic financial guidance to local and international management. Farooq's role at Active is also to coordinate with various departments regarding monthly finance targets and ensuring smooth and accurate financial reporting to management.

Farooq is a qualified CPA and has extensive experience in finance, as well as experience in chartered accounting and the corporate sector.

Anna Zabrodina Financial Accountant

-     Anna joined Active International in November 2015 having worked for both big and small businesses in Australia including a multinational wine distributor and a major retail and property investment company. Anna is a part qualified accountant (CPA) and a UTS graduate of Bachelor of Business: Accounting and Finance.

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Farid Bhuiyan Management Accountant

Farid is a highly accomplished accountant graduated from Western Sydney University with key skills in business analysis & financial reporting. Prior to join at Active he served various finance roles at Coca Cola Amatil and Unilever.

Farid’s role of a Management Accountant at Active International incorporates working closely with the Head of Finance and business partnering with Media and Commercial team, providing financial analysis to aid decision making process. He is also a provisional member of Chartered Accountants of ANZ.

 

 

Christelle D'Souza Management Accountant [on maternity leave]

Christelle joined Active Australia’s finance team late 2010. She completed a Bachelor of Business & Commerce (Accounting) at the University of Western Sydney in 2009 and has recently advanced to CPA status.

Christelle’s role as Management Accountant encompasses working closely with the Head of Finance, providing necessary analyses to aid the decision making process.

 



Marketing Communications

Sophia Furness Marketing Manager

Sophia joined Active International in February 2014 to take on the role of Marketing Manager.

A passionate marketer who has spent the last 15 years working in the media industry across a number of national and global executive roles, Sophia has always found a way to explore and implement new strategies in the marketing and corporate communications field.

A postgraduate and passionate for all things marketing, highly motivated, and results driven, Sophia has a number of success stories to tell. Sophia holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Social Sciences, Research and Marketing.  


Admin

Jeanette Sahai Office Coordinator and PA to Managing Director

Jeanette joined Active International in January 2018 bringing a strong Office Managerial and Project Coordinator experience working within a Telecommunication company for just over 4 years. Having spend years in administrative roles Jeanette’s key focus is to deliver strong PA support to Active's Managing Director, Cameron Swan. Jeanette is also a qualified graphic designer graduating from Commercials Arts Training College.  


Contact us

If you'd like to work with us or find out more information about Active, get in touch with us by email or phone

+61 2 9466 9166