Meet the Businessary team! Annabel Rees is the Managing Director and also heads up the business strategy and advisory practice. Lauren McCleery and Lynn Ross run the Businessary HR division while Melissa Montang, Avelyn Mellington and Kirk Beard deliver digital marketing solutions. In addition, Businessary has a team of ‘pitch hitting’ experts on call as required. Find out more below!
Annabel Rees | Managing Director
M.Psych(C’lling); B.Sc(Hons); Grad.Dip.Aud.; Grad.Dip.Mgmt (HR); MAPS; AICD; CAHRI.
Applying a unique combination of a business and people lens, Annabel is a commercially astute leader with a track record of leading and growing successful businesses. She has transformed several people management businesses and more recently led a successful turnaround of the largest region of a national insurance broking business. Her expertise lies in business strategy, translating digital marketing solutions into real business outcomes and strategic people management. She is the ‘go to’ person of many corporate CEOs for advice sharing a signature practical commercial approach to business advice. A highly educated and ‘insanely competitive’ psychologist and Harvard graduate her extensive experience makes her a popular trusted advisor.
Lauren McCleery | HR Manager
Lauren is a determined HR professional with experience both nationally and internationally through her employment in the UK. Lauren brings a refreshingly direct and practical approach to HR advice and her attention to detail engenders real confidence by all her stakeholders. Lauren has worked across a variety of sectors include the finance, manufacturing, professional services, transport and insurance broking. A well qualified HR professional with additional psychometric assessment qualifications and HR memberships ensures that Lauren delivers empirically sound advice and solutions.
Lynn Ross | HR Manager
Lynn is an HR generalist with over 10 years’ experience across various industries including oil and gas, professional services, transport, telecommunications, banking and finance.
A small business owner herself, as well as a certified practitioner and recipient of the Fairfax HR Practitioner of the Year Award (2011), Lynn has developed, guided and managed projects through the various HR lifecycle, whilst delivering the desired business outcomes through managing stakeholder expectations.
Melissa Montang | Head of Marketing and Communications
Melissa has more than 10 years of experience in marketing and communications, spanning insurance, retail and FMCG in Switzerland, the USA and Australia. Her expertise lies in creating a marketing and communications strategy aligned with business objectives to achieve growth.
Melissa is a firm believer that you don’t need a big marketing budget to be a successful business, and is passionate about using creative content and digital marketing channels to prove it.
Avelyn Mellington | Marketing Consultant
Avelyn is a digital marketing strategist with expertise in SEO, SEM, Google and Facebook ads. She has more than six years of experience working with a number of small to medium businesses within the APAC region, giving her a diverse skillset to deliver the right digital solution to each unique customer. With a passion for digital marketing, sales and business development, Avelyn’s strong focus is on return on investment by engaging and growing audiences and creating tailor-made ads to generate leads.
She believes that having a great business is not enough, you also need the right marketing strategy to create a winning formula.
Kirk Beard | Web Developer
Kirk is a full stack developer who has worked in the web industry for over 15 years. He specialises in open source frameworks and content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, Laravel, CodeIgniter, and many more. Combining his diverse skill set and thirst for knowledge, he can take ideas from conception to delivery, throughout the planning, design, development and deployment phases of a website. His excellent communication, time management and discipline ensure that websites are delivered on time and on budget.
Team of experts
In addition, Businessary has a team of ‘pitch hitting’ experts on call as required.
These include expertise in:
- learning and development
- business advisory
- communication and social media
- content writing, public relations and media
- health safety and well-being
- legal/ER expertise
- change and project management specialists
- search recruitment partners
- financial management experts