Our People

Our story starts with our people

Our fantastic team of researchers, consultants and marketers bring inquisitive natures, open minds, and the confidence to challenge the status quo so that the best approach ‘wins’. Their pragmatic, solution-oriented mindsets mean they take a considered, concise and conscientious approach to their work, with a willingness to pitch in as needed to support others in the team, and an intrinsic pride in what they do.

Phil Newbold 2022

Phil Newbold

Senior Account Manager

Phil joins ACA Research via London where he previously worked in Public Sector research examining policy issues around employment, health, and sustainability.

Phil has experience in mixed methodology roles, developing quantitative and qualitative skills while researching areas impacting individuals, businesses and government departments.

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Natasha Burnley

Senior Account Manager

Natasha has a background leading mixed methods research and evaluation projects within consultancy and academic settings, as well as working as an Assistant Psychologist.

Having worked in both a clinical and research capacity, Natasha’s specialism is healthcare research with a strength in qualitative research.

Amelia McV Nov 2022

Amelia McVeigh

Senior Account Manager

Prior to joining ACA Research Amelia worked agency side seven years, involved in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Amelia has worked across a diverse range of industries including sport, entertainment, banking, services, automotive, FMCG, media and government.


Charlie Ellis Nov 2022

Charlie Ellis

Account Executive

Having recently graduated from UTS and completing a marketing internship Charlie is one of our newest members of the team and aims to use his tenacious energy to fully master the role of a Market Researcher.

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Talia Walker

Account Manager

Talia has held research and teaching positions at several universities, and also worked in executive recruitment in the higher education and global non-profit spaces. She has completed a PhD in Italian studies and publishes in the fields of intercultural communication and pragmatics.

Brad Ripps Nov 2022

Brad Ripps

Account Manager

Brad has completed undergraduate studies in Accounting and Analytics, and continued developing his skills in the FMCG sector prior to joining the team. He is currently involved in projects in the Automotive and Technology sectors.

Paj Nov 2022

Paj Johnstone

Account Executive

Paj has experience in Consumer Research and Analysis, Market studies, and other Qualitative research.

He brings with him a host of knowledge around higher level research software that helps him provide unique insights into his projects.

Mel Borg Nov 2022

Melissa Borg

Account Manager

Melissa is fresh back from a two-year stint working in market research in Toronto, Canada.

Prior to her experience abroad, she worked across several roles in public relations and marketing.

Matt Beatty Nov 2022

Matt Beatty

Account Executive

Matt's previous experience is in the Insurance industry.

Matt is looking forward to applying his studies and past experiences to the research sector with a keen focus on e-Commerce Industry.

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Angus McLachlan

Graduate Researcher

Angus holds a Masters of International Relations from the University of Sydney.

Combining his love for storytelling and problem solving, with his developing quantitative research skills, Angus plans to become an expert in forecasting within emerging categories.

Parinaa Shah Nov 2022

Parinaa Shah

Research Intern

Parinaa is currently working with ACA Research part time as she completes a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws double degree at UTS.

Madelief Johnston Nov 2022

Madelief Johnston

Graduate Researcher

Maddie recently graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Business Information Systems to go with her double Diploma in Sport/Leadership and Management.

She is excited to put her skills to the test working with ACA Research.

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Andrew Kerrigan

Marketing & Digital

Andrew has worked with ACA Research for more then 10 years, developing experience in roles all across the organisation.

These days his focus is on running the marketing and digital spaces for the business.

Alliaon Tait Nov 2022

Allison Tait

Office, Admin & People

Allison joined ACA Research having previously worked in wholesale.

Allison is working across teams and is the engine behind accounting, finance, HR and planning. 

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