Robert Orrell - Managing Director
+61 2 8345 7844
An intelligent and ambitious young Robert was working in commercial law in the 70's when he came across promotional marketing and it was love at first sight! In 1983 he joined one of the first promotional companies in the industry and then 8 years later Robert moved to Brand Promotions.
After 28 years in the industry he now enjoys training and mentoring young Brand team members.
Robert has a passion for politics, which is his second life. In his spare time, he trains and mentors young aspiring politicians of the Liberal Party. He's also a long term subscriber of the SSO. For relaxation, Robert likes to hibernate in Western Cape York where he indulges in fishing.
Rob's Motto: "Everyone is a self made man...only the successful ones will admit it!"
Andrew Russell - Director, Senior Account Manager
+612 8345 7878
Andrew has 15 years of textile experience behind him in buying for or selling fabrics in the rag trade. Having polished his sales and business knowledge through numerous sales and management roles in fashion he was snapped up by Brand Promotions in 2007 and completed his MBA simultaneously while working. An avid learner, one masters isn't enough to satisfy Andrew's thirst for learning. He is currently studying for his Masters in Professional Accounting.
Andrew has also successfully completed the University of Queensland, Medicines Australia Code of Conduct on line course. Andrew is active member of the Clovelly Surf Club and likes heading down to the beach with his family in his spare time. He loves playing golf (especially when he needs time away from the family). He also enjoys cooking and loves relaxing with food and wine.
Andrew's Motto: "To improve is to change, to be perfect is to change often."
Rita Liu - Financial Director
+61 2 8345 7822
A true guru in her own right, Rita's finance, importation and logistics experience spans back 20 years plus. Rita was a valuable team member of an importer and manufacturer for fashion accessories prior to joining Brand Promotions. In the early 90's, Rita moved to the company next door which was Brand Promotions. Rita's "always need to be on the go" nature suited Brand's ever-changing dynamic business structure to a tee and this is a job she has loved since.
Rita is an outgoing, nature loving outdoorsy type. She is an explorer at heart, a walking mind map for most Australian countryside travels, and often journeys interstate in search of fresh outdoorsy air.
Rita's Motto: "The BEST feeling in life is when you can make the impossible, possible!"
Geoff Manning - Account Manager
+61408 276 541
After graduating in commerce/accounting at UNSW, Geoff very quickly moved into marketing. Firstly with Coca-Cola Amatil, then with the security and cosmetic industries in various positions before being scooped up by a major sales promotions company. In the mid eighties Geoff set up a retail gift trade business before setting up his own promotional products company. A close association with Brand Promotions for many years saw Geoff join forces with Brand in 2001.
Geoff's spare time is following his two teenage boys playing soccer or cricket, plus he is a regular visitor to the greens and fairways of his local golf club.
Geoff's Motto: "The customer is always right no matter how wrong you think they are"
Brett Stanley - Account Manager
+61418 263 088
Hailing from Portland Oregon in the USA, Brett comes to Brand cutting an imposing figure at 6 foot 5 inches. This friendly giant is passionate about business and marketing. Brett has a vast array of sales and marketing experience. Having successfully started and built a number of companies from the ground up Brett has learned to think outside the box, creatively solve problems and adapt innovative solutions to competitive marketplaces.
Brett brings a new and refreshed vitality to Brand Promotions. His dynamic, creative and energetic thinking have set him on track to be one of the most successful consultants the Brand team has ever had on board.
Outside of the office Brett enjoys basketball and tennis, he is a fanatic fan of his hometown team the Portland Trail Blazers.
Brett's Motto: “If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!” - Charles Barkley
Nikki Lopez - Account Manager [WA Representative]
+61408 930 373
For someone whose first love was politics, Nikki certainly jumped on a very different train! Having achieved notoriety at UWA with the establishment of a new political party on campus Nikki gained selection to study for Honours in her Bachelor of Politics and an offer to work for Senator Noel Crichton-Brown. However she chose sales and marketing and her strengths in training, merchandising and marketing gave her gave her several senior roles at Jeans West in Perth and Nutri-Metics. From there, she joined Brand Promotions in 1997 to service cosmetic and direct-selling companies. Nikki's breeding campaign (now the mother of 4 children!) and a posting overseas saw Nikki take the longest maternity leave in history!
Nikki's love for sales pulled her back into the world of promotional marketing -she is enjoying establishing relationships and marketing successes for an extremely diverse portfolio in WA.
Nikki's Motto: "If you do not change, you can become extinct!" - Who Moved My Cheese
Paul Del Marmol - Sales Support Coordinator
+61 2 8345 7800
After studying Business Advertising and completing a Bachelor of Business at the University of Technology Sydney, Paul launched his marketing career at Brand Promotions. His friendly and supportive nature to all sales staff, ability to master tasks quickly has developed him into one of Brand's best sales support people in the history of the company.
Paul is a dyed in the wool Rabbitohs fan and likes to unwind by going to the gym.
Paul's Motto: "Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart."
Sarah Kingswell - Sales Support Coordinator
+61 2 8345 7800
Sarah was born and bred in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs and started her career after high school in the real estate industry. Although she loved real estate, she needed a change and started at Brand Promotions in 2001 with a front desk role and has moved through the ranks. She is the most knowledgeable and senior Sales Support Coordinator at Brand. Sarah has worked with all the account managers at Brand and across a very diverse range of clients and her determination and friendly can-do attitude has helped the sales team at Brand and their clients achieve their goals.
When Sarah isn’t at work she enjoys socialising with the girls, shopping, going to the beach and spending time with her husband and puppy.
Sarah's Motto: "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
John Furlong - Admin & Sales Support Coordinator
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A country boy at heart after studying a bachelor of Communication Studies at the University of New England in Armidale NSW, John decided to move to Sydney to kick start his corporate marketing career with rand Promotions. Most at home playing second row in a rugby forward pack, John brings exceptional team work skills as well as a bright personality to the Brand team. Forever smiling and laughing John is keen to roll his sleeves up and do his part for the Brand team.
A hard-core Waratah’s supporter, John’s second life is on the rugby pitch with the Waverley Rugby Club.
John's Motto: "Play up! play up! and play the game!" Sir Henry John Newbolt, Vitaï Lampada.
Dennis Choong - Desktop Publisher / Graphic Designer
+612 8345 7824
Give him a blank sheet and he'll give you wonders.
Immersed in the creative industry for longer than he can remember, Dennis specialises in desktop publishing and graphic design for corporate branding. Rest assured your BRAND is safe in his hands.
How does he unwind in his free time you ask? His cheeky smile and surprised look tells you this answer.... What is the meaning of free time?
Dennis's Motto: "Tomorrow will always be tomorrow, so LIVE TODAY!"