The appointments follow strong business growth in both Sydney and Melbourne offices and underlines its commitment to being a business that informs tomorrow by continuous investment in its people.
Nature Director of People and Culture, Trudi Sampola Said “We have an ‘always on’ approach to finding the very best people for our business. Looking at this brilliant, diverse cohort of new joiners highlights just how much good stuff is going on at Nature right now. Bring on 2024!”
Nature Founder and Managing Partner, Chris Crook, said: “I’m really proud of our ability to attract and hire top talent. We’re experiencing unprecedented levels of demand from both existing and new clients for our strategic insights capabilities, and these new team members build on this great momentum we’re experiencing right now. We do a lot to genuinely create a people-first environment at Nature and it’s so pleasing to see our efforts resonate with the candidate market.
Joe Curran joined Nature in the newly created position of Head of Operations in September. He brings with him over a decade of experience across research, product management, and operations at Ipsos. At Nature, Curran’s role will be focussed on Information Security, ISO, Quality Assurance processes, privacy, client sample management, products/solutions and project efficiency.
Bayee Wang joins the Nature Sydney team as the first marketing sciences addition in the practice. He was most recently at Hall & Partners, where he focused on advanced quantitative methodologies such as segmentation, pricing, and developing new research solutions through quantitative modelling.
Laura Shepherd has joined Nature Sydney as Associate Director after 6 years with BrandMatters. Laura has a depth of experience in B2B industries and is a seasoned quant researcher with a passion for crafting strategic brand platforms.
Nature has recently welcomed back Senior Consultant Jackie Erny after she spent a year abroad. A well-rounded consultant, Jackie is particularly passionate about insights work in FMCG and will be working across several of Nature’s key clients in this space.
Nina Kerr joins Nature team from The Research Agency (TRA) in New Zealand as a Consultant and brings a passion for designing customised approaches to client challenges problems. Jake Rainbird has been welcomed from Edelman DXI as a Consultant to the Melbourne Team. He joins from London and has over three years’ experience.
Nature also welcomed Maxi Steinkamp as Office Manager from Ewert Leaf and Bree Lockie as Accounts Assistant from CHE Proximity.