We fill our building with people who are plugged into culture
Drum is full of thinkers, creators, storytellers and makers.
Our talent are a different breed and are trained in the arts of gaining and keeping an audience’s attention. We are advocates for your business and an extension of your team.
General Manager (Mat Leave)
Known for her calm nature, enthusiastic hand gestures, and extensive industry smarts, Katie has been with us for over ten years (ok there was a small break in the middle) and we don’t know what we would do without her. Katie has a wanderlust which takes her on amazing journeys around the globe but she’s equally happy at home with her partner and cat on idyllic Waiheke Island.
DRUM Dad and all-round nice guy, Mark’s passion for people and ability to create a fun work environment doesn’t go under-appreciated around the office. With his wealth of music and media experience from previous lives in New York and London, Mark always has an idea or two up his sleeve to elevate our briefs – unless it’s lunchtime on a Friday, when he’s notoriously hard to find…
HEAD OF DRUM APAC
This action woman knows how to get things done, if she’s not smashing out a killer presentation or jetting off to a client meeting across the ditch, she can be found listening to her favourite tunes on her way to an early morning pilates class or hovering around desks looking for treats to nibble on.
Group Planning Director
James, our Group Planning Director, is no stranger to DRUM. During this time, James had delivered a wide variety of outstanding award winning work for many well known brands such as Genesis, Spark, ANZ and more. One thing he prides himself in is his ability to translate high level strategic and creative ideas into actionable media plans that can be seamlessly brought to life. Outside of his work life, James is an avid football player, and watcher, and has two wonderful children that take up his weekends.
Group Account Director
Happy to be here, easy to work with, plus a big helping of creativity are Heidi’s guiding principles. An avid traveller, Heidi come’s with a wealth of life experiences, from babysitting rescue bears in Croatia to sleeping in vineyards in Champagne.
Senior Account Director
I dare you to find something Chie can’t have a conversation about. It simply cannot be done. She’s up for a lol, no matter the situation, with hot takes left, right and center. A surprisingly avid driving range frequenter, Chie knows how to swing a golf club, with the most consistently fabuloso nails that any green has ever seen.
In any group chat, there’s someone organizing the next party and throwing out ideas for a group birthday present. That’s Nicki. A playful and full–of–energy mum to her two sons, Ari and Remy, Nicki is an extrovert through and through, loving people and travelling, and meeting new people while travelling. Her happy place is at the beach or the pool, depending on the day, so when she’s not planning a stellar proposal for your next big brief, you’ll find her at one of those two locations.
SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER
Rose lives for Fridays. Not because TGIF, but because on Fridays we’re allowed dogs in the office. And honestly, same. If you own a dog, Rose has probably asked to pat it and if you own art, Rose also probably knows something about it. Her past in contemporary art and art history means her walls are covered in beautiful pieces, often admired on cosy nights in with the company of her cats (who said you can’t be both a cat person and a dog person?).
Jack of all trades, master of fun – there’s nothing Jack isn’t keen to get stuck into, from motion graphics and editing, to Friday afternoon beers and team BYOs. His golden retriever energy brings the positivity on a daily basis, with a bottomless pit of outrageous stories to keep the team laughing. When he’s not turning up to work late after an early morning surf, Jack can be found whipping up a cool design at his desk or befriending a new recruit on the office deck.
Content & Social Media Manager
Lucie, Ngāti Maniapoto, always has a meme ready to make you laugh, keeps us up to date on the latest indie films and has a soft spot for Harry Styles (don’t we all). With a passion for social justice and the environment, Lucie strives to embrace sustainable practices and integrate Māori culture into her daily life to connect with her heritage.
First in, last to leave, the other half of the sweetly nick-named ‘Rose Garden’, is our go-to for getting a PR story in the paper, contract negotiations, and most importantly, lip balm recommendations. She’s also especially skilled in making the whole team jealous with her stories of boating around the waters of Tamaki Makaurau and weekends spent touring New Zealand’s coastlines in her van.
If you’ve come to Joseph’s desk for sports trivia, you’ve come to the right place. Our resident sports guy, Joseph is a fan of rugby union, league, soccer, basketball, ice hockey, mountain biking, rally… you get the gist. Not only does he play, watch, and coach, he spends half his time volunteering with local clubs, calling Eden Rugby Club his home away from home. In his real home, he’s quite the interior design lover, spending many a weekend on a good DIY project. On ya, mate!
SOCIAL & CONTENT ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
Erin is our embodiment of effervescence. A sweet and bubbly wee thing, she’s always keen for a chat, whether it’s to discuss who left MAFS this week or the best spots around the motu to park up with a rooftop tent and a pair of walking shoes. Our pop culture queen is always up for giving things a go, with her sights set on moving to Queenstown one day… but there’s no way we’re prepared to let her go just yet.