Strategy. Communication. Engagement.

i.e. is an abbreviation of the Latin expression id est, meaning "that is".

It serves to clarify a statement or position, to show its true meaning. Much like we do.

About us


With specialist research capabilities, the i.e. team is able to identify untapped insights and deliver tailored engagement to build understanding, create ownership and inform sustainable decision making.

i.e. strives to connect with the communities in which it works, acting as agents for positive change through understanding, relationship building and creative problem solving. Delivering engagement based on intelligence, i.e. uses data to provide insight into the people and the problem, to frame all activities in a way that makes sense.

i.e. brings together a team of thoughtful and curious people with diverse backgrounds, combining commercial, communication and engagement expertise to explore new ways to engage and inspire. 

our people


Founder and Principal

For more than 15 years Todd has helped organisations make better decisions, build great relationships and achieve their goals. Recognising the importance of connecting communities, he founded in 2017 to work with government and other organisations to strengthen engagement based on research and rigorous analysis.

With a focus on engaging communities on the ground and digitally, he specialises in working with organisations to develop thoughtful strategies in response to complex community and stakeholder issues. Todd has led the design and delivery of communication and engagement programs for major projects within the private and public sphere, working extensively with the local government sector.

Business Manager

Ulli has spent the last 15 years ensuring the delivery of successful projects. With a Master of Business Management and an extensive background in project management, she has been responsible for the successful planning and execution of projects across the communications and tourism industries both in Australia and Europe.

With experience across both government and industry, Ulli has demonstrated an adept ability to define the project scope, managing competing priorities and deliver on time and budget. Before joining i.e to manage project delivery, she worked for Visit Victoria, Midnightsky Consulting, Tourism Holdings Limited, and Unitster GmbH Project and Product Management.



As a digital native, Aykut leads i.e.’s digital practice, providing communication and engagement services on major local government, infrastructure and community health projects.

He is a graduate of La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Media Studies and a Master of Strategic Communication, bringing a strong theoretical understanding of engagement developed through his research on how organisations can build reciprocal relationships with their audiences and stakeholders in the digital age.

An energetic facilitator, Aykut has assisted with numerous engagement activities for local government, including the Casey Community Taskforce, Whitehorse Cycling Strategy and the Whitehorse Waste Management Strategy. Most recently he has led a comprehensive review of social media policy and the communication of strategy positions on major advocacy programs for community health provider, cohealth.

Prior to joining i.e., he was the Social Media Manager for AM-UNITY, an online magazine for Amnesty youth across Australia which explores human rights issues.


Holly is a graduate from the University of Melbourne in Art History and has a keen interest in developing creative platforms that increase community engagement within a broader arts environment. She has worked in both the public and commercial arts sector across a range of administrative and programming positions.

Holly has previously provided curatorial support for Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre and worked as a gallery assistant for New Zealand Gallery PAULNACHE, attending international art fairs in both Hong Kong and New Zeeland. She has been a part of the team responsible for the not-for-profit profit arts organisation Nite Art for three years, and more recently, works at the Melbourne Art Foundation.

In her role at i.e., Holly has been responsible for the design and facilitation of engagement activities at the Preston Market.



As part of our communication team, Stephanie provides writing and editing support across our projects. She also assists with the facilitation and delivery of engagement activities and has been the lead for our Preston Market activation program for the last 12 months. Stephanie is nearing completion of a Master of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne, where she has previously completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and French studies as a Chancellor’s Scholar. A keen reader and editor, her work is based on a strong attention to detail and passion for the written word.

Alongside her studies, Stephanie is the lead Academic Editor at Antithesis Journal – a graduate student-run Arts and Humanities peer-reviewed journal. Since 2017, she has also worked with the not-for-profit organisation Nite Art on its social media and digital communications platforms.

Fascinated by the potential of small but dynamic local networks, she is a weekly community volunteer at a local market garden.




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We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.

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