After holding numerous high-level corporate roles, Annabel wanted to make a real difference by providing business expertise typically only available to large businesses and making it readily accessible to small and medium businesses.

Employing the diverse knowledge, experience and expertise gathered over many years consulting and leading businesses in the corporate realm, the team at Businessary is excited to transform the fortunes of other businesses. Our approach is to work with you to tailor plans and strategies to build your business and brand through our holistic approach to all things necessary for business.

Our experts

Annabel Rees - business advisory

Annabel Rees, Managing Director & CEO

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 led a successful turnaround of the largest region of a national insurance broking business.

A highly educated and ‘insanely competitive’ psychologist and Harvard graduate, Annabel’s expertise lies in creating business strategy that translates into real business outcomes, making her many CEOs ‘go to’ person for her signature practical and commercial approach to business advice.

Jason Burns, Recruitment, EVP

Jason Burns,
Head of Talent Acquisition & EVP


With considerable experience in recruitment strategy, business partnering, market mapping,  employer branding and talent acquisition, Jason brings unparalleled expertise and  capability to the people space. He’s successfully completed numerous challenging executive search assignments both nationally and internationally, as well as managed centralised national recruitment functions across insurance,  tech and travel industries.

Jason is now a sought after consultant to help businesses improve the way they hire, from sourcing strategies,  to EVP/employer branding and recruitment technology. 


Sarah Jackson-Ambrose,
Operations Manager

Sarah’s background as an Operations Manager, Project Coordinator, Recruitment Consultant and Executive Assistant has been gathered in a number of industries including insurance, consulting and government. 

In addition to leveraging her experience in HR and recruitment for the benefits of our clients, Sarah helps keep the Businessary team focused and on-track and assists our clients with any queries they may have.

Sarah manages client queries, accounts and invoicing, projects, systems and processes, and the daily running of the Businessary HQ office.

Natalie Bol

Natalie Bol,
HR Manager

Grad. Dip. HRM

Natalie Bol is a University qualified HR Practitioner with over a decade of experience.  She has a talent for calmly managing situations and guiding managers through challenging issues. Natalie is committed to HR Compliance excellence and she uses a thorough and practical approach when providing advice. 

In working with managers, Natalie’s focus is on ensuring the advice provided is practical and useful without the jargon.  Having managed teams in excess of 15 people Natalie is able to relate to managers and understand their frustrations and needs across all aspects of the employee lifecycle.

Rachel Kidd

Rachel Kidd,
Talent Acquisition Consultant

Rachel has been working within HR, Talent and Recruitment for over a decade. She has experience within the legal and technology industries, across both internal and agency recruitment in London and Melbourne. Most recently she has specialised in recruiting IT roles for a range of clients.

As a Talent Acquisition Consultant, Rachel’s role is to source and place the top talent for our clients in line with the recruitment strategy that we provide.

Bianca Nisbet,
HR & Marketing Coordinator

BBus (Marketing)

Focusing on Human Resources and Marketing during her studies, Bianca has a passion for all things Businessary.

As Businessary’s HR and Marketing Coordinator, Bianca assists in the smooth running of day-to-day operations by assisting the team with projects. Her background in compliance means that Bianca is always looking for solutions to problems that arise. Combining her background in compliance and education, she supports the team with various projects to help deliver high quality outputs for clients.

Melissa Montang, marketing, digital marketing, communications

Melissa Montang, Head of Marketing & Communications


Melissa has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications consulting, 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.

Steven Mallows, Digital Marketing Consultant

Steven Mallows, Digital Marketing Consultant

M. Bus (eCom), B. Com(marketing), GradCert(Comp)

Steven has 20+ years of marketing and digital experience working in many industries, from energy, technology, financial and professional services to consumer products.

His expertise lies in planning and the end-to-end customer journey. He is a strong proponent of evidence-based marketing and using insights to get the most out of a marketing budget.

He thrives on a challenge and can formulate a creative solution that addresses any problem head-on.

Jonathan Beach, brand, graphic design

Jonathan Beach, Senior Brand Designer

M.Des (Design), BA Hons (Design).

With a 25 year career spanning numerous companies and industries, across the UK, Europe and Australia, Jonathan is an identity specialist that transforms businesses through design.

Jonathan believes that every good job starts with a good problem. How to reflect a cutting-edge business, a passionate charity, trusted financial partner, or a start-up business eager to be different. He creates new brands and offers print and digital graphic design.

Jonathan will discover and create a distinctive and compelling identity for your business and bring it to life.


Sumita Koshy, Marketing Consultant

Sumita has more than 10 years of experience in digital marketing, brand marketing and communications. She’s worked across various industries including banking, oil and gas, insurance, retail and FMCG in UAE, NZ and Australia.

Her expertise lies in design, digital marketing, SEO/SEM research, analytics, advertising across social media and Google – anything that enables her to help explore the best possible options for your business to achieve growth.

A well-earned jack of all trades in marketing, Sumi is passionate about going the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction and is famous for her expediency and efficiency. 

Marline Kipper

Marline Kipper, Marketing Consultant

BSc Business Administration

Whether non-profit, Fortune 500, start-up or business founder, Marline has done it all. Her insatiable hunger to learn and discover more, has led her to change industries and countries multiple times. 

A well-rounded marketing professional, she is our expert for the pharmaceutical sector, international business and start-ups. 

Her passion to help businesses maximise their potential and succeed is contagious. With a keen analytical mind and creative vision, she efficiently communicates strategic plans and brings them to life. 

Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson, Marketing Consultant

BSc Hons Marketing

Combining marketing expertise with creative writing talent, Beth is responsible for crafting website copy and marketing communications to capture your audience. She can help your business discover its voice and be heard by putting your values and expertise into compelling words for your clientele.  

As a recent and high-achieving graduate, Beth has a fresh perspective on the art of marketing and has already worked in a range of international markets, including the U.K, Switzerland, and Australia. She believes that informative, consistent, and valuable content can establish brands as a thought leader, engaging the audience and maximising reach.

Kirk Beard, web developer, web design, web hosting, seo

Kirk Beard,

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.