Team

Meet our Amplify team - whose talent, passion and cross-functional experience is second to none.

 

Head of Amplify
Senior Producer
Project Specialist
Project Coordinator

Reuben Young

Head of Amplify

Reuben brings 20 years' experience working in technology, financial services, and movement-building to Amplify.  Reuben is inspired by what’s possible at the intersection of exponential technologies and human centred design.

When he's not working on Amplify he can be found doing yoga, ocean swimming, or co-creating art installations that aim to inspire wonder. 

Jessica Cantlon

Senior Producer

Jess brings over 10 years' communications, marketing, and events experience to Amplify, supporting Reuben to help lead a high performing team. Through her exposure to Amplify thought leadership, Jess is most excited by the potential of technology for social good, and believes that AI will augment and redefine the human experience in a positive way.

Jess's personal loves include travel (she's visited over 50 countries), and she's also an award-winning songwriter. Jess has been fortunate to work with a number of artists in the USA, UK and Australia, and is credited on recordings by artists that include Passenger, Lisa Loeb and Dave Matthews, among others.

When not in the studio or working on Amplify, you'll find Jess either doing yoga, getting lost in nature, or hanging out at home with her husband and two cats - preferably with a glass of red wine in hand.

Jess Frazer

Project Specialist

Jess brings 10 years’ experience in project management, marketing and analytics to the Amplify team. She is particularly interested in harnessing the creative potential of data, and in exploring ethical issues around digital privacy in the big data age.

Outside of Amplify Jess can be found searching out the latest local musical talent, trekking through the mountains or planning her next international adventure. 

Charlotte de Wilde

Project Coordinator

Charlotte has six years' experience with events and marketing in professional services. After working in London for the past four years, her focus on customer service is paramount and she is keen to help make businesses work better and more efficiently for the customer. Technology is a massive part of this.

As a newbie to Australia, Charlotte is settling into the inner west and exploring the non-touristy spots for brunches, hikes and trying not to get sunburnt.

Senior Communications Manager
Project Manager
Information Technology Graduate
Partner and Sponsorship Coordinator

Maria Stathis

Senior Communications Manager

Maria is a communications professional with 19 years’ experience working in Australia and the UK. Having worked for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, her passion is working on world-class events. She’s excited by technology and innovation and how this will change the future. Amplify brings both these passions together.

When not working on Amplify Maria spends time exploring Sydney’s restaurants, binging on the latest Netflix series and planning her next overseas holiday.

Hellen McGlade

Project Manager

Hellen has over 15 years’ experience in event management around the globe, sharing best practices to continuously raise the levels of events and customer experience - while aligning with business strategy and ensuring a return on investment in all events. Hellen has worked on events across various industries including legal, Financial Services and more recently immersing herself in the world of events around cyber criminals and fraudsters. When not at work, Hellen spends time with family and enjoys baking but poses no threat to Nigella or Zumbo.

Alvin Wen

Information Technology Graduate

Information Technology Graduate

Joining the AMP graduate program in 2018, Alvin is on his first rotation with the Amplify team. He is interested in the development of exponential technologies, particularly their influence in the construction of the future of work, and how that will change our current ways of living. Alvin is an admirer of minimalist design, a big fan of physical books and the outdoors, and is a budding podcast enthusiast. 

Samya Ghiasy

Partner and Sponsorship Coordinator

Samya has two years’ experience in venue-based events. She is in particularly interested in fostering and maintain relationships with sponsors and partners, and is passionate about aligning our partners goals with our visions for Amplify 2018. Samya is inspired by how technology will continue to transform the world and improve human welfare. 

When not working on Amplify, Samya can be founded practicing yoga by the beach, trying the latest brunch hot-spots and exploring the most scenic running routes in Sydney.