Team

Andrea Brydges

Andrea heads up the Bite team with more than 20 years experience in public relations and marketing for the food, nutrition, healthcare and lifestyle sectors. Prior to establishing Bite Communications, Andrea held positions as Director of Food & Nutrition at Edelman Public Relations and Account Director at Saatchi & Saatchi’s PR arm, The Rowland Company.

Sonya Rogers

Sonya is a senior account director with the Bite team and has more than 18 years experience in journalism and public relations. With a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Sonya began her career as a news journalist for Channel 9 and Channel 10. Sonya is Bite’s media relations expert and has an outstanding track record in developing and delivering strong news campaigns on behalf of our clients.

Mrs “Mumma” Bertram

Anna “Mumma” Bertram joined the Bite team as an account director in 2012, bringing with her a wealth of experience across traditional PR, social media and communications. Prior to Bite, Anna worked at Ogilvy Public Relations where she managed campaigns for clients including Woolworths, MILO, Meat & Livestock Australia and Malaysia Kitchen. She is now the proud mother of wee Jack Bertram.

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Brooke Devereux

Brooke joins the Bite team bringing more than 9 years experience working on some of Australia’s most well-known brands. Brooke spent a majority of her career with Hausmann Communications where she specialised in consumer lifestyle PR, working on brands such as AMP Capital Shopping Centres, Sony Australia, Electrolux, AEG, Westinghouse, Coca-Cola Amatil, Surf Life Saving Australia, The Star, G.H Mumm Champagne, P&G and Harvey Norman. Outside of work, Brooke loves spending time being active, wakeboarding and cooking.

Lena Kilborne

Lena joined Bite as an account director following five years with Ogilvy Public Relations. Lena brings with her strong consumer and social experience, having worked with a range of brands in the travel, tech and lifestyle space, including TripAdvisor, Tourism Australia, Carnival Cruise Lines, Havaianas and Nestlé’s MILO. Sport, health and nutrition are her true passions in addition to TV presenting – Lena completed the competitive ‘The Presenter’ course at NIDA in 2012.

Rebekka Wake

Rebekka is our senior account manager and joined the Bite team in 2014, bringing with her five years experience. Before joining Bite, Rebekka worked at the Australian Paralympic Committee where she covered the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games. Rebekka studied a Bachelor of Communication in Journalism at UTS and has completed a Master of Communications Law.

Jenna ‘Schmiddy’ Smith

Jenna graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2012 with a double degree in Public Relations and Business Studies. As the recipient of the 2012 Scholarship for Excellence in Corporate Communications she interned at Cannings before working at Cox Inall Communications. Jenna has worked on a number of projects for agricultural, food industry and government clients and loves combining her passion of communications with health and nutrition.

Avril Turner

Avril joined Bite in 2015 as a senior account executive, bringing additional consumer media and blogger relations skills to the team. Avril’s experience spans food, lifestyle and beauty clients including Ego Pharmaceuticals, Maybelline and Plush and she also has a background in experiential PR. Avril loves staying on top of the latest in news and social media.

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Katie Adema

Katie is the most recent addition to the team. She made the switch to PR shortly after graduating from Charles Sturt University with a Journalism and Communications degree.
After completing her studies, Katie spent two years as a PR consultant at boutique agency Llewellyn Communications before jetsetting to the Netherlands for 14 months, where she worked as a freelance writer and market research agent.
Katie has worked across health, property and finance, technology and lifestyle clients.

Andrew McKinnon

Andrew has a wealth of experience in the digital and print production areas. For over 25 years, Andrew has been involved in the design and production of magazines, publications and video productions. Andrew personally oversees all aspects of production, art direction, digital design, broadcast productions, event management, layout, editorial liaison, sub editing, image management, colour, pre-press, printing, binding, mailing and distribution. Andrew’s production skills are highly sought after. Andrew has lectured at Enmore College in studio production and design disciplines.

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Claire Chattaway

Claire has been with Bite for the past five years after moving to Sydney from the UK, where she was highly sought after as both a designer and photographer. Claire is Bite’s senior designer, responsible for layout and image editing for several publications. Infographic genius.

Connie Henderson

Miss Connie is our enthusiastic and talented account coordinator. With a background in live production, theatre and events design before moving into PR, her talents span both our PR and design teams. She has a knack for social media and can design anything from websites to fascinators for Melbourne Cup. She is our office fairy who magically keeps the cogs of our office turning and is capable of tackling anything we throw at her.