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.


Theo is a community engagement consultant with an interest in combining digital engagement strategies and cultural activations. He plays a key role in our work to develop new ways of building trust through engagement.

Active in the design and delivery of a range of projects, Theo has helped to facilitate an internal engagement strategy for Metro Trains and develop a digital panel for the City of Whitehorse. He has also led an activation at Preston Market to promote active transport.

Theo completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Politics and Literature. This study has provided him with a strong foundation in policy development and public participation, and honed skills in writing, strategic analysis and the use of data in a communications context.

While still at university, Theo founded South of the City, a social enterprise that engages communities and activates cultural infrastructure south of Melbourne’s CBD. The organisation is now run by forty volunteers and produces events that engage communities living outside of Melbourne’s established network of arts venues.

Prior to starting at i.e. in mid-2018, Theo spent time as a communications intern at Cox Inall Change – part of the global Dentsu Ageis Network – as well as Nite Art and the University of Tasmania.



As part of our communication team, Stephanie provides writing and editing support across all projects. She also assists with the facilitation and delivery of engagement activities and has been the lead for our Preston Market activation and Linden Locals programs.

Stephanie is a graduate of a Master of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne, where she previously completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and French 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.

Stephanie has been the lead Academic Editor at Antithesis – a peer-reviewed arts and humanities journal, guest editor and contributor at the hillscene magazine and has worked with the not-for-profit organisation Nite Art on its social media and digital communications platforms.

Fascinated by the potential of dynamic local networks, she volunteers weekly at her local market garden.




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