ellis/foster/mcveigh is a unique, strategic marketing consultancy. Our directors are some of Australia’s leading marketers and have strong affiliations with the leading business schools and communications consultancies in Australia and overseas.

Grant Foster

Grant is an Adjunct Faculty Member of The Australian Graduate School of Management (UNSW). He has held senior marketing roles in Australian, US and European listed technology businesses and is one of Australia’s leading consultants in business and brand strategy, working with clients in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. Grant has an MBA from Bond University and completed the Executive Program at Stanford University.

John McVeigh

John is a founding member of ellis/foster/mcveigh. John has held commercial roles in national and international agribusiness corporations together with state and federal government agencies, and has practiced as one of Australia’s leading agribusiness and export marketers. John has a Bachelor of Business (Marketing and Economics) from the University of Southern Queensland, an MBA from Bond University and a PhD in Agribusiness Value Chain Management from the University of Queensland. John is not currently active in the business, having put his consulting activities on hold following his election as a Member of the Queensland State Parliament in 2012 in which he was Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry until January 2015. He is now a member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the electorate of Groom. 

Susan Ellis

Susan is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Melbourne Business School. She has held academic positions at the Australian Graduate School of Management, the Graduate School of Business at the University of Sydney, and the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Susan consults to government and corporate clients in Australia, the US, Canada and the UK. In addition, she spent some years at Coca-Cola where she held profit-and-loss responsibility for a $330 million dollar product category. Susan’s qualifications include BA (Hons) (North Carolina), MA (North Carolina), PhD (Rice).

Gail Thompson

Gail has over twenty years experience in the market research industry on both the client and supplier sides.  She has held two of the most senior client-side Research Management roles in Australia at Telstra and Ansett. Gail is a Qualified Practising Market Researcher (QPMR). She sits on the market research industry’s committee for quality assurance standards and the technical committee responsible developing market research quality standards with Standards Australia. She is also National Treasurer for the Australian Market Research Society. Gail has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management where she is now an adjunct faculty member. She is also a faculty member of RMIT university.

Alistair Wright

Alistair is an analytics professional who enables our clients to make informed decisions and smarter moves using CRM and research data. He has held senior management roles in both client and agency environments and has worked with some of Europe and Australia’s largest brands including retail, sports and consumer goods. He specialises in turning data into applicable insights and in advising clients on the tools and resources they will need to better utilise data themselves. Alistair is a frequent speaker at training courses held by the Australian Direct Marketing Association as well as other industry events.

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