Belonging to AMI’s tribe of CPMs


Karen Spiller
Principal, John Paul College, CPM

Demetri Hughes recently awarded Karen Spiller OAM, Principal of John Paul College her Certified Practising Marketers (CPM) certificate. Karen is the immediate past National Chair of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools, current Deputy Chair of Independent Schools Queensland and a member of the national Yalari Board. In 2017 as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Karen was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). As principal of one of Queensland’s largest and most progressive independent and co-educational schools, Karen embraces the importance that good marketing practices has on continuing to maintain JPC’s positioning.

Dan Parritt

Founder of Molasses, CPM

Recent CPM member of AMI, Dan Parritt is the founder of Molasses, a strategic branding agency driven by bold simplicity. In addition to be awarded his CPM status, Dan is embarking on a new partnership and webinar opportunities with AMI, which he describes as “Hugely important. As marketeers we must continue to learn, develop and give back, ensuring we live our brand and continue to deliver excellence.”


Dr Len Coote
Associate Professor, University of Queensland, CPM

Dr Len Coote, Associate Professor at The University of Queensland, was awarded his Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) by former student, Demetri Hughes. Demetri describes Len as an incredible academic.Together with his academic collaborators, Len has developed a very general and flexible econometric model for studying decision making and choice. His teaching interests include applied statistics, which is a precursor to the emerging field of business analytics.

Max Russell
Communications Coordinator, Sugar Research Institute, CPM

Max Russell, Communications Coordinator at the Sugar Research Institute, and now Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) is an accomplished marketing and communications specialist, operating over many years for technical engineering firms and industry organisations. His work over the years has been responsible for building the corporate profiles of various Australian stainless steel, energy and mining industry, and global engineering consultancy firms. Congratulations Max!

Robyn Rutley
Director of Social and Government at Kantar TNS

AMI is proud to welcome Robyn Rutley, Director of Social and Government at Kantar TNS, on her recent appointments as a latest Certified Practising Marketer (CPM). Robyn is the director overseeing the Sydney and Brisbane teams at TNS.  Responsible for working with local, state and federal clients to help them drive real social change, through the use of traditional research approaches, as well as incorporating the latest technology enabled research and understanding of the digital landscape. Congratulations Robyn!


Moeen Goolam
Senior Product lifecycle Manager, Telstra, CPM

Alyce Brierley had the pleasure of presenting Moeen Goolam with his CPM certificate at Telstra in July. Moeen, who has been a longstanding member of AMI, expressed his interest in continued professional development in order to explore new opportunities for innovation at Telstra. Working with Telstra Clear NZ and later Telstra Australia, Moeen has moved rapidly up from the call centre faults technician to management marketing for the consumer segment. Congratulations Moeen!

Fellow Spotlight


Professor Dr Gillian Sullivan Mort

Professor of Marketing, Entrepreneurship Innovation & Marketing, CPM

Gillian was very pleased to be recognized by the AMI as a Fellow CPM. She says, ”As an academic leader and Professor of La Trobe University I value the work the AMI does to enhance and strengthen the professional standing of Marketing.  In addition the AMI’s contribution to Open Day for students and being on hand to talk with future students and parents really helps them to see themselves as training for and working in an exciting career.”


Shawn Walker
Executive Director of Marketing, Charles Sturt University

The newest member to the Fellow CPM fold is Shawn Walker. “I was honoured to accept my Fellow CPM award from Bruce McDonald on behalf of the Australian Marketing Institute this morning. My thanks to Lee Tonitto and all involved in AMI for their continued support of our profession.”

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