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Our Team

36 team members in 5 offices with a united purpose. We are Go Media.

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Meet The Team

Mike Gray

Director / Auckland

Michael Gray was told he was wasting his money pioneering NZ OOH advertising from 1994. His beach-side home on Waiheke suggests otherwise. A football fanatic, Mike approaches business with collected patience and a team-focused mindset. Go Media’s founding director was awarded Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2000, an accomplishment that pales in comparison to his back-to-back Mr Whitiroa pageantry titles.

Dean Shaw

Director / Palmerston North

From pasting up posters at 16, to self-taught billboard installations, Go Media is the result of a twenty year hustle for Manawatu born and bred, Dean. Obsessive to the point of annoying his family, Dean loves what he does today just as much as when he first started. Dean’s "escape" from work is music; he plays in a number of cover bands including fronting a Springsteen tribute show.

Andrea Rongonui

Director / Auckland

Andrea has been a part of Go since the word, well, Go. Co-owner with her husband Mike and a fierce entrepreneur, Andrea’s focus is on sustainability and Iwi whanaungatanga. She has been in the game since 5g was dial-up and POPs were hard copies. Outside of work, Andrea prioritises her whānau on Waiheke Island, where she also operates a corporate wellness retreat.

Theresa Rongonui

Executive Director / Auckland

Arguably Go's biggest cheerleader, Theresa, A.K.A. "T," is our powerhouse Executive Director. As Andrea's sister, T's been there through every twist and turn of this journey, ensuring we stay true to our values and lead with purpose. Fueled by fiery passion and unyielding dedication, T's leadership sets our hearts ablaze, making us proud to have her in our corner.

Pauline Meredith-King

Independent Board Chair

Step into the world of business brilliance, where Pauline reigns—an outcome-focused expert with 40 years' company-building and board-setting prowess. Involved with Go Media since day dot, she passionately supports our planning and execution in line with the innovate dreams of the Directors. With Pauline's guidance, we're destined to continue soaring as a brand.

Simon Teagle

Management / Auckland

Simon will tell you the industry isn’t what it used to be – but that hasn’t dulled a 25-year love affair with advertising. He still loves the thrill of the chase and although a career in motor-racing didn’t materialise, he is still the driving force behind Go. Simon is the eyes and ears of the business, and when it comes to karaoke, the voice as well.

Andrew Moorby

Financial Director / Auckland

Dive into the realm of financial leadership and expertise, where Andrew leads on our Advisory Board. With an astute focus on high-growth companies and ensuring finance is an essential partner to the strategic decision-making process, he's helped Go Media to reach their full potential for the past 12 years. Andrew's financial acumen is a driving force, propelling our rocket ship to new heights.

Frank Costello

Development / Christchurch

After dating almost every OOH supplier in NZ, we were finally able to put a ring on Frank and make him our Commercial Director. With 19 years of industry experience, it’s pretty easy to understand Frank’s desirability; a guru of his craft and expert storyteller, Frank can tell you each billboards’ history and star sign.

Matt Field

Sales / Auckland

Meet Matt, our National Sales Director and former ski pro. With a winning attitude and successful sales track record in Australia and NZ, he's ready to take our sales team to new heights. Matt emphasizes maximizing team potential and brings positive energy, whether closing deals or belting out Tom Petty. Get ready for sales wins and good vibes with this sales mastermind on board!

Cassandra Albert

Operations / Christchurch

A tech-savvy, Negroni-loving hippy yoga instructor, our sassy Cassy is a mix of contradictions. She heads up our ops team and is often the chief facilitator of getting stuff done. Cass has her fingers in everything from software development and commercial contracts to project management and event planning. One of our longest serving staff members, she considers herself part of the Go Media archives.

Parris Downey

Digital / Auckland

“Head of digital” doesn’t scratch the surface when it comes to the capabilities of Parris, Go Media’s digi wizard. His ability to hack the Pentagon is used sparingly, teaching programmatic and then, just for fun, teaching it again. A curious mix of technical proficiency, data-driven sales solutions and poor spelling, Parris’s talents also include shredding the guitar, never being hungover and being as cool as a cucumber.

Catherine Jones

Development / Auckland

Formerly a Manager of Public Transport, our new Network Development Manager arrives with a focused mission: "Grow Go." A genuine master of management, Catherine skillfully orchestrates success. Beyond exploring opportunities and developing Go’s partner relationships, she's a dedicated super-mum to three children and a spirited Labrador, Choccy. Always ready for a good time, Catherine infuses a vibrant spirit into our team.

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Kondal Mothe

Finance / Auckland

Results-driven senior finance manager Kondal could and should be the tightest in the company and rumour has it he reuses dental floss. Raised in a business family, Kondal developed a passion for numbers early on. With sustainability at the front of his mind, Kondal’s daily stroll to work counter-acts all the time he spends in the kitchen. Quiet and calculated, Kondal brings humility and balance to the workplace.

Hayley Woods

Operations / Christchurch

Hayley has two modes: inside playing Whac-A-Mole with her keyboard, or outside snapping pics for billboard vogue. She found Go Media while searching for “Outdoor Jobs” on Seek and stumbled into outdoor advertising instead. She wears lots of hats – digi guru, graphic designer, software breaker/tester and resident printer whisperer. When not at work, she’s usually climbing a mountain, fawning over her plant children or fueling her sugar addiction.

Dae Chun

Sales / Auckland

You can’t spell gold without ‘go’, and legend has it that Dae is the Midas of Media. A permanent resident in the OOH hall of fame, our Auckland Group Sales Manager is an absolute weapon in the sales game (and the dad joke department). Known for providing smooth and exciting client experiences, Dae’s sure to convert even the toughest of deals into a celebra-chun.

Jude Taylor

Sales / Wellington

Jude is the mother to five Border Collies, so a walk in the park really isn’t a walk in the park. With her hands full at home, she has taken to the agency workload like a dog to a bone, calling on over thirty years of media experience. Having completed Tanzanian Safaris, exotic dive trips, and polar bear spotting, Jude’s full focus is now with the client.

John Orfanos

Sales / Auckland

Business Development Manager and Go Media freshman John Orfanos’s brief is to nurture and expand the Auckland direct portfolio. John enjoys arts and design, American sports, and the great outdoors; having already ticked off the Routeburn, Milford, and Abel Tasman tracks. But nothing compares to reaching the summit of ‘Mt Out Of Home’ where John is always ready to hoist the Go Media flag.

Tonica Cassie-Alatini

Sales / Auckland

If 70% of the earth is covered by water, the rest is covered by Tonica. Leaving no stone unturned, our Auckland agency rep is no stranger to new experiences. Living abroad, fluent in Japanese, and well-versed in espresso martinis, the Auckland sales rep is full of surprises, possessing adaptability and an understanding for the 09 like no other.

Rocky Rowland

Sales / Palmerston North

Rocky is nothing if not thorough, she has mastered the art of telling a story in a thousand words when fifty would suffice. Which means, if you like your i's dotted and your t's crossed, Rocky is your go-to gal for a smooth campaign. A dedicated Thespian, she can often be found treading the boards of the local theatres in town.

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Jo Patterson

Finance / Christchurch

Jo is passionate about animals, heritage buildings and antiques. Spreadsheets, Xero and payroll come a close second which is lucky as that’s her job. When not working you’ll find her pottering on her lifestyle block with a pet sheep and Nelly her dog by her side. Always willing to help, Jo is our go to person for finance queries or dating your latest vintage discovery.

Sian Gotts

Sales / Auckland

If account management was an Olympic field, Sian would be a gold medalist in the to-do list crush - always ensuring value is delivered and campaign goals are achieved. A virtuoso in relationships, Sian’s only struggle is finding time to sip coffee in between gas-bagging with clients. Sian’s reset button is all things summer - and being fluent in Portuguese, paradise for her is beach-side Brazil with the in-laws.

Aleisha Crowder

Operations / Auckland

Aleisha is our resident goody-two shoes, and by far the politest member of the ops team. She genuinely uses the phrases “tickety boo” and “easy peasy”. Aleisha is a hybrid bus-boss/digital deliverer. She loves all things orderly and is frequently triggered by Hayley’s messy desk. When not at work she loves hosting game nights with friends and planning her next overseas adventure.

Jason Burns

Sales / Christchurch

The token y-chromosome of our Christchurch team, Jason spends his days zipping around the city doting on our latest screens and crooning along to The Black Seeds. You know Jason has arrived when you hear him dashing up the stairs with dad jokes in tow. In his spare time you’ll find him at the beach with his fur kids Bella and Joey, and his actual kid Parker.

Larissa Welford

Operations / Christchurch

Meet Larissa, affectionately known as 'Rissy Roo' amongst team Christchurch. Armed with an innate eye for detail and immaculate handwriting, she is a Digital Operations Superstar. When not loading campaigns, maintaining the digital network, or taking amazing photos, she indulges her online shopping addiction or is cosied up with a book. A true ray of sunshine, Larissa positively impacts everyone she encounters.

Craig Strachan

Sales / Wellington

Organisational skills must be stored in moustache hair because Craig has both in abundance. He manages the Wellington direct accounts with a finesse gained from years of experience in OOH. A keen lover of sports, outdoors, and comics, Craig displays a youthful zest for life. He believes you should always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman.

Whitney Macky

Sales / Waikato

‘GO’ backwards is ‘OG’ and that’s exactly what Whitney is. Part of the whanau since 2017, our queen of Cambridge makes up 100% of our Waikato office, 50% of the Go FM team and 25% of the team members that have a twin. Like a modern Indiana Jones (reimagined as Margot Robbie, of course) Whitney isn’t afraid to crack the whip to bring home the gold for her sales patch.

Rachel Ferguson

Sales / Palmerston North

A former real estate agent, Palmy’s Rachel understands the value of appealing to the right market at the right time. She can also multitask – a skill useful for balancing client campaigns and motherhood. What free time she has is spent at the court, track, or field as chief parental support unit. Need something done in a hurry? Rachel is receptive to bribes, including, but not limited to, wine.

Sophie Kemp

Operations / Christchurch

Fondly known as the “Office DJ”, Senior Operations Coordinator, Sophie K (aka the Kempster) has a remarkable flair for problem solving and connecting with others. Whether it’s resolving a static billboard drama or lifting team spirits with a Tay Swizz banger, Sophie’s dynamic presence ensures an upbeat and positive work environment for all.

Katie Ujdur

Sales / Auckland

Beach-basking, fashion-loving Katie is Go Media’s resident agency account manager. Arriving with previous experience in OOH, her seamless transition from client to agency-focused management has been easy for the tech-savvy all-rounder. Audience and insight focused, Katie’s knack for the consumer stems from her extensive experience sampling cocktails. So, whether you’re after results or a good night out, Katie’s got it covered.

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Amy Hur

Design / Auckland

Legend has it that when Amy was hired, an excited buzz rippled through our team that could be felt far and wide. Turning up the heat on everything our brand touches, Amy is meticulous in her craft, delivering outputs faster than you can say ‘jpeg’. Radiating positive energy and a ‘can-do’ attitude, she consistently demonstrates that where there's a will, she'll envision at least three brilliant solutions, making it a delightful challenge to choose just one.

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Alex McFarlane

Sales / Auckland

Introducing Alex, one half of our dynamic duo of Auckland Sales Coordinators. With an "old soul" charm and a "she'll be right" attitude, Alex is a true multipotentialite that's eager to grow within the OOH industry. From learning Latin and Italian to surfing in her spare time, she infuses passion and excitement into everything she does. With Alex on board, get ready to embrace new experiences and forge connections with an unstoppable spirit!

Miller McQuoid

Sales / Auckland

Embodying the easy-going spirit of a young Matthew McConaughey, Miller brings a fresh breath of country air to our Auckland office. The other half of our Sales Coordinator duo, he was drawn to Go Media for its fast growth and competitive spirit. A weapon in the kitchen and red Fruit Burst enthusiast, Miller can't wait to embrace everything the OOH industry has to offer.

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Sharon Rowley

Finance / Christchurch

Sharon is Go’s finance expert and team Christchurch's beloved storyteller. With an extensive background in media and a knack for numbers, she balances the books with efficiency and a relentlessly positive attitude. Whether practicing her freestyle or conquering the slopes of Mt Hutt, Sharon never shies away from adventure. With a wicked sense of humour and classic Irish charm, when Sharon’s in the office it’s impossible not to crack a smile!

Dominique Dubey

Sales / Christchurch

Known as “Dom the Bomb” or Jason’s sidekick, Dominique is the Christchurch office chameleon, seamlessly shifting from the Go Media Commercial team to South Island Sales Administrator with perfect ease. Whether it’s crushing it at the gym or attending human rights marches, Dom tackles every aspect of life with positivity and ambition, refusing to ever settle for “good enough”. With Dom on the scene, it’s safe to say no stone will be left unturned.

Abigail Furlong

Sales / Christchurch

Self-proclaimed as a cheerfully chaotic and constantly caffeinated creative, Abi is the latest addition to our lively Christchurch team. Drawn in by the banter, hard work, and spontaneous celebrations, she is set to conquer the vast opportunities OOH has to offer. The growth mindset doesn't stop there for Abi though; outside of work hours, you'll find her running her own photography business and smashing PB's at the gym. Safe to say, Abi's here to lift us to the top.

Jason Hoffmann

Sales / Wellington

As a child, Jase dreamt of being a Formula 1 driving policeman in space, confirming he’s nothing short of ambitious. Making up 1/3 of our Wellington office, this social butterfly can’t wait to see the growth that OOH can produce for small businesses. Whether he has to spit bars or prepare a six-course meal, Jase will let his talents shine to ensure his client experience is memorable.