Our Management Team

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Richard Forrest

Managing Director

Starting his career in Scotland with a degree in Forensic Science and then working in the pharmaceutical industry, Richard quickly realised there was not enough fun or sun in his chosen country or career. On a backpacking trip to Australia, Richard worked in several telemarketing roles, funding his ongoing travels. Richard soon realised he was much better suited to a life of selling than science.

 

Working his way from telemarketer to a senior management position with an international sales and marketing company, Richard was responsible for managing a region that generated over $30m in annual revenue.

 

FMG was established in 2006 and allowed Richard to surround himself with a team of people who love talking as much as he does.

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Zoe Brewster

Group Operations Manager

A results-driven senior sales and relationship manager, with over 15 years’ experience in direct B2B sales across industries as varied as telecommunications, energy, print and financial services, Zoe was the perfect choice to head up our team of sales agents.

 

With extensive experience in recruitment as well as training and development of direct sales teams, Zoe is an inspiring leader and confident communicator with a knack for connecting with decision makers, and helps her team to do the same.

 

Zoe believes building and maintaining long-term relationships at all levels is critical. She gets the most from her team through building a motivating culture, making work enjoyable, and rewarding and delivering outstanding results for our clients.

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Anna Edwards

Group Account Director

Joining us in 2016 as an Account Manager, Anna brings with her over 10 years’ account management experience. Anna’s priority is building strong, collaborative, long-term relationships with her clients.

 

Now as Group Account Director, Anna is passionate about helping clients achieve their business goals through gaining a deep understanding of their business and working with her team to provide real solutions for her clients. Anna is a natural communicator with a proactive approach; with Anna on board you are not only getting an Account Manager, but possibly a new best friend! When she is not working on generating new business for her clients, Anna can be found tending her vegetable garden at home, playing sport or enjoying a glass of fine wine.

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Claire Lovell

Account Manager

With four years’ experience in media advertising sales, and over eight years in customer service, Claire really understands the challenges faced by her clients. With experience in managing the entire customer relationship from inception through to ongoing management and customer service, Claire’s focus is on ensuring the success of your campaigns and working with you over the long term to grow your business.

 

With a love of meeting new people and having a laugh, Claire is charismatic and energetic, the ideal personality for an Account Manager – and, who knows, you may also find a new friend. When she’s not at work, Claire is probably at the beach, heading out with friends to try a new restaurant or bar, or road tripping or camping with friends. While studying, Claire worked at a popular Mexican restaurant and as a result makes a mean margarita.

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Marc Wanstall

Business Development Manager

A senior business development professional with over 20 years’ experience covering business development and marketing, Marc provides valuable insight to our clients on the importance of integrating your marketing and business development programs.

 

With experience and demonstrated success nationally and internationally across consultancy and business services, Marc is a strong business development and sales professional who takes the time to understand his client’s business and their requirements around lead generation and outsourced business development services to ensure a complete solution. Outside work, Marc is passionate about being the best dad to his two beautiful daughters. He enjoys snow skiing, cooking for friends and is a Manly Sea Eagles fan through thick and thin.

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Sally Cannon

Group Marketing Manager

Sally joined FMG in 2015 as our first Marketing Manager. Although no one starts their marketing career dreaming of becoming a B2B Marketer, Sally loves it and has found her niche. After completing a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and Management and with a career spanning industries as broad as accounting software, board games and toys, plumbing supplies and photocopiers, Sally has now found her home here at FMG.

 

Spending her ‘spare’ time looking after the bookwork and admin for her husband’s plumbing business and enjoying time with her family especially her little boy, Sally also loves catching up with her girlfriends over a wine (or two).

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Carly Falconer

Group Accountant

Carly started with FMG as an Admin Assistant back in the days when we had a manual paper-based system and databases were updated daily in a spreadsheet. Her OCD tendencies and attention to detail identified her as the perfect solution for bringing our accounts in-house.

Carly now manages all our accounting and compliance functions. After completing her Diploma of Accounting in 2016 (and because she was not already busy enough), Carly is now finishing her Bachelor of Business – building on her already impressive business and accounting skills.

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Eryn Jelfs

Accounts and Administration

With the FMG team growing larger, Eryn joined the team to provide support across our Accounts and Administration functions. Having already completed her Diploma of Accounting in 2014, Eryn has now given herself the challenge of completing a Bachelor of Accounting part time while supporting the FMG team helping to ensure the smooth running of the office day to day. A serious chocoholic Eryn also loves being outdoors and travelling when not working or studying (is there any time left?).

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Owen Richards

Managing Director – Air Marketing Group

Owen has more than a decade of experience managing outbound business development and telemarketing teams and campaigns. After working with FMG in key roles including Operations Manager for over eight years, Owen returned to the UK. He and Richard launched Air Marketing Group in the UK in February 2016. Now with over 1,500 campaigns under his belt, Owen certainly knows what works!

 

Outside work, Owen enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also attempts to keep fit and enjoys playing the guitar.

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