Australia team

Helen Batt-Rawden

Helen Batt-Rawden

publisher / managing director

phone: +61 (2) 8264 4488

Helen says it’s great owning a business and working for yourself, but what is most satisfying to her is knowing that when she comes into the office each day she will be met with the same highly professional, happy and content people that she’s been seeing for a number of years. Staff devotion, stability and their unrivalled expertise means everything to her. “I’ve surrounded myself with good people, a loyal readership and a ‘Rolls Royce’ class of supporters and clients that make up our business events industry. We love what we do and do what we love.”

Brad Foster

Brad Foster

managing editor

phone: +61 (2) 8264 4400

With micenet since its inception. Has travelled extensively but agrees with Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz that “there’s no place like home”.

Best event memory: Guns N’ Roses concert at Eastern Creek in western Sydney many moons ago when Axel Rose could still sing.

Jill Varley

associate editor

phone: +61 (2) 8264 4455

With an unceasing passion for travel and for new and known destination experiences, Jill Varley returns to the BTP fold from a previous incarnation here as Editor at Large.

She now finds herself in the best of both worlds, travel and working in an industry she has been in for 25 years.

All this she shares with the most inspirational, if not somewhat Luna touched gathering of colleagues to be assembled in one place.

Who could ask for anything more?

Geoff Halpin

account manager

phone: +61 (2) 8264 4433

With over 24 years’ experience in print publishing, Geoff has a real passion for the media industry.  Has worked in varied roles with News Suburban Newspapers and more recently on a caravanning magazine for the NRMA.

Married with three children, lives on the Northern Beaches and enjoys travel, white wine, meeting people, cooking, kids’ sport, his recliner and TV.

Jenny Gill

account manager

phone: +61 (2) 8264 4466

Jenny has been with micenet since 2004. She spent much of her earlier years surfing the globe and still loves the sand between her toes.

Her best event memory: Hollywood 1984 – hanging out with all the stars at the world premiere of Prince’s Purple Rain. “I always believe… it will all work out well in the end, and if it hasn’t worked out well yet, it’s not the end.

Graeme Kemlo

features writer

phone: +61 (2) 8264 4444

Melbourne-based photojournalist who enjoys covering business events locally or globally, while emptying the bucket list (Antarctica still TBA). He also shoots and writes on food, wine and travel, and suggests: Spain – Parador; Paris – The Five; Whistler – Ziptrek; Sarawak – Orangutan;  Korea – Jeonbokjuk (abalone porridge).

Jenn Ruffell

production and design

phone: +64 (0) 22 429 9548

With it for the long-haul, Jenn has shrugged off typical Gen-Y characteristics and stayed with BT Publishing since 2001. A multi-award winning designer with the gift of speed and accuracy and a love for event photography. Her greatest achievement is her blossoming family. In early 2014, Jenn and her family moved to New Zealand permanently. She is currently enjoying life with a glass of Sauv Blanc from her new hometown in Marlborough.

Jocelyn Oliver

office manager

phone: +61 (2) 8264 4450

Jocelyn has been with micenet for more than six years, and still enjoys the workload, the talented people she works with (thanks Jocelyn – editor), and the industry… who could ask for anything more! Her favourite hideout is the office… “I feel sane here for a few hours each day!”