Olivia Olley is the producer and co-owner of the Newcastle and Sydney-based video production company, Good Eye Deer. The company works nationally producing online digital content for government, corporate and not-for-profit organisations. Since 2012, Good Eye Deer has won numerous national and international awards for TV commercials, brand-films and educational videos. In 2014, Olivia and her business partner, Gavin Banks launched The Production Hub, a co-working facility for small business owners, freelancers and off-site employees. The Production Hub is a state-of-the-art shared office, located in Newcastle’s CBD which fuses together creativity and business.
For the past two years Olivia’s contribution to the business community has been recognized by the Hunter Business Chamber and the Newcastle Business Club where she was finalist for young business leader of the year awards (2015 and 2016). In 2015, Olivia was featured in the Hunter Business Review, Women in Business and in 2016 she was on a panel of speakers at the Hunter Innovation Festival, Women in Innovation.
Thomas DonohueDirector of Marketing & Lunaticks LIVE Assist Floor Manager
After a lifetime spent in senior marketing and management roles across the Europe, Asia and Australia, Thomas moved to Newcastle to enjoy the beaches, the valley and the lake. On his corporate journey, Thomas picked up qualifications in management, marketing and economics, and both the Australian Marketing Institute and the Chartered Institute of Marketing made him a Fellow of their esteemed institutions. When not a Lunatick he is a Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, a Management Consultant at Terrarossa Consulting, a Board Advisor at Eighteen04 an incubator and co-working space for CleanTech and SmartCity based startups in the Hunter Region and he has a cat
Born in the UK and moved to Australia twenty years ago after spending time working in Saudi Arabia. I studied marketing at the University of Newcastle, earning a master’s degree and proceeded to work in the fast-moving worlds of technology and advertising. Passionate about nurturing emerging innovative talent, the eventual move to The Business Centre was a natural fit. In my free time, I founded The Lunaticks Society, an incorporate association dedicated to championing new ideas, new thinking and conversation, based on the Lunar Society of Birmingham, which was founded in the Industrial Revolution. Also I find time to be the Executive Producer of Lunaticks LIVE, a live streamed tech show and Puddling Process, a smart cities podcast, as well as Event Director for the annual NEWi Awards for Digital Creativity.
Steph Hinds is an accountant, technologist and founder of Growthwise, an accounting firm in Newcastle, Australia. Growthwise provide small business accounting on steroids that focuses on their client’s entire business to automate, streamline and improve their systems, processes and profits. Growthwise are a Xero platinum partner in Australia, Xero Partner of the year in 2012 and winner of the 100% cloud award in 2013. Steph is "Queen of the Cloud", with an uncanny ability to help business save considerable time and money by moving core functions to more efficient cloud-based solutions.