The Day You’ve All Been Waiting For: B&T’s 30 Under 30 2020 Shortlist Revealed!

The Day You’ve All Been Waiting For: B&T’s 30 Under 30 2020 Shortlist Revealed!

Pestilence may separate us, but we can unite in the collective glory of our industry’s young over achievers.

No, it isn’t the end of isolation and social distancing, sorry, but it’s the next best thing. You entered. The judges judged. The results are in.

B&T‘s 30 Under 30 2020 shortlist is here!

Are you excited? Because we sure are (almost as excited as you’re going to be if you made the shortlist).

The 2020 B&T 30 Under 30 Awards drew in 308 entries from the industry’s best and brightest. And now, we have the cream of the crop, the best of the best – the shortlisted candidates for 2020. For those of you who entered and are older than 30, we admire your never let age be a barrier attitude, but sorry folks, you didn’t make the cut.

And guess what? There’s no big in-person party like usual this year and we’re going to have to content ourselves with virtual drinking games and remote flirting. We’re rapidly figuring out just how the fuck we’re actually going to do that so stay tuned, but don’t buy any bloody tickets just yet.

But quickly, an important note: make sure your name and company are spelled correctly. 

Look, you think you’d know how to spell your own name but we’re human and humans make mistakes sometimes. And if you win, it’s not a great look if your trophy has the wrong spelling on it.

So please advise of any name or company changes ASAP to

Are you ready to find out if you’ve been shortlisted?


Alessia Castiglione, Brother & Co
Georgia Patch, Bastion EBA
Hayley Needleman, The Haus
Marina Vasilieva, Host/Havas
Melanie Huang, AKQA
Melissa Hawkett, M&C Saatchi
Oliver Ree, Digitas
Phillip Robbie, Isobar
Ruby Boynton-Boardman, The Royals
Stephanie Allen, BMF


Angus Mullane, Jack Nimble
Christie Ding, Brand Catalyser
Fergus Creese, My Careers
Harry Sanders, StudioHawk
Jonathan Henshaw, JBZ Digital
Sam Wood, Alpha Digital
Sean Melis, bot•hello
Stephanie Taylor, Steph Taylor
Tarla Lambert, Agenda Media
Zyran Erasmus, App Boxer


Amy Foyster, Intrepid Group
Chantelle Schmidt, Pedestrian Group
Chloe Lal, Pacific Magazines
Deirdre Fogarty, Triple M/ Southern Cross Austereo
Elissa Ratliff, Pacific Magazines
Katie Skelly, TheLatch— (Val Morgan Digital)
Natalie Jade Babic, Australian Radio Network
Tahlia Pritchard, Punkee
Tayla Gentle, Freelance
Vanessa Condemi, Australian Football League (AFL)


Emily Primavera. South Australian Tourism Commission
Emma Mallinson, American Express
Francesca Lucas, Unilever
Jacqui Roth, Lion Dairy & Drinks
Jason Khoury, McDonald’s Australia
Liana Rossi, MONA – Museum of Old and New Art
Lucille Burkitt, Urban Utilities
Maxine Husmann, Google
Sarah Hatzopoulos, Myer
Tom Willis, Lawpath


Danielle Galipienzo, Initiative
Jimmy Diamond, Carat
Leona Irvine, Initiative
Lucy Foot, MediaCom
Maddison Keogh, Initiative
Peter Andrew, Wavemaker
Samantha Hey, OMD
Simon Conyard, Wavemaker
Tim Hull, MediaCom
Victoria Jaeger, Wavemaker


Bianca De Candia, Pacific Magazines
Bronte Mikel, UnLtd
Claire Hunter, Bauer Media Group
Courtney Wade, News Corp Australia
Emily Mead, OMD
Kana Phung, Havas Blvd
Katrina Leo, Orchard
Melanie Ochmann, News Corp
Melissa Gray, Pedestrian Group
Rebeccah Churchward, Kamber

Public relations

Ayla Fitzgibbon, Red Havas
Bella Twomey, G Adventures
Danielle Veivers, Honner
Emma Bedson, Edelman
Felicia Coco, LaunchLink Communications
Georgia Colahan, OPR Agency
James Kean, Herd MSL
Louise Morrisey, Hotwire
Maya Ivanovic, Palin Communications
Rachael Gadgil, History Will Be Kind


Alicia Doessel, Nine
Dan Beer, Publicis Groupe
Elena Fullerton, L&A Social Media
Hannah Udina, Worldpay
Linh Diep, GrowthOps
Katie Lancaster, News Corp Australia
Loesje Lambooy, REA GROUP
Rosie Brennan, SomeOne Sydney
Sandy Rogers, SCA
Suzi Williamson, Taboo


Brooke Thompson, Mindshare
Genevieve McCulloch, News Corp
Georgia Patch, Bastion EBA
Joshua Hogg, Initiative
Kellie Box, BMF
Laura Wrigley, Gemba
Matt Brazendale, Isobar
Max Learmont, M&C Saatchi
Rebecca Drummond, Wavemaker
Thomas Davies, Mindshare


Angus Bower, Atomic212
Cameron Woodford, Appello
Dillen Alahendra, Amobee
Hannah Webb, GroupM
Hoang Nguyen, CHE Proximity
Jeffrey Lau, Wax Interactive
Mohadeseh Ganji, Mondo – AusNet Services
Naeem Ashraf, AKQA
Tom Leahey, Nunn Media
Vartika Arora-Patel, Verizon Media

Congrats to all those on the shortlist and thank you to our amazing sponsors!

Finally, if you didn’t get a guernsey here. Don’t forget your last chance via our infamous People’s Choice here.





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