Sydney Opera House, NAB and iSelect join Meet the Marketers panel


Three more high-profile marketers have been added to the lineup for Mumbrella’s Meet the Marketers panels taking place in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in just over three weeks time.

Now in its third year the event brings together some of the top marketers in the country for a panel discussion on the state of the industry and where they see it progressing in 2014.



Kevin Ramsdale, the general manager of consumer marketing at National Australia Bank, and Geraldine Davys, marketing director of iSelect, will join marketers from Fairfax and Collingwood Football Club for the Melbourne panel on Wednesday, January 29.

Sydney Opera House marketing director Anna Reid has been added to the lineup for the Sydney event which takes place on the evening of Wednesday, February 5 and includes marketing bosses from the NRL, News Corp and Westfield.

It is the first time the event will be held in in Brisbane, with marketers from Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Brisbane Broncos, Nova 100 and Flight Centre confirmed for Thursday, January 30.



Ramsdale started his career with Ford Australia where he rose to be national marketing manager, before moving on to Bupa as head of marketing. He has spent more than three years with NAB in a variety of marketing roles, including acting chief marketing officer.

Davys, who has been a marketer for 20 years, started her career at Lend Lease and has spent three years with Westpac, including 18 months as associate director of marketing for the institutional bank. She then had a nine year stint with Telstra brand Sensis, where she ended up as group manager for brand and digital marketing communications.



Prior to joining the Opera House in October last year Reid spent five years in senior positions with Pacific Brands, latterly as GM marketing for The Workwear Group, and a decade with British Petroleum (BP) where she started her career.

Tickets to the event, chaired by Mumbrella editor Alex Hayes, are on sale now and the full lineups can be seen below.

Melbourne Meet the Marketers – Wednesday January 29

Chelsea Wymer, national trade marketing director, Fairfax Media

Margie Amarfio, general manager marketing, Collingwood Football Club

Geraldine Davys, Marketing Director, iSelect

Kevin Ramsdale, General Manager – Consumer Marketing at National Australia Bank

Brisbane Meet the Marketers – Thursday January 30

Andrew Woodward, former VP of global public relations for Visa, current director of marketing for Gold Coast 2018

Terry Reader, general manager of marketing, Brisbane Broncos

Dee Curtis, marketing manager, Nova 106.9

Colin Bowman, executive general manager marketing, Flight Centre

Sydney Meet the Marketers – Wednesday February 5

Damian Eales, former Westpac and current News Corp marketing boss

John Batistich, marketing director, Westfield

Lewis Pullen, former Qantas and current head of marketing, NRL

Anna Reid, marketing director, Sydney Opera House


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