Leadership Team

Michael TrigwellManaging Director
Michael leads the Taverner Research business on a day-to-day basis while overseeing research methodology and analytics on client projects.
James ParkerNational Research Director
James has over 30 years’ experience in finance, journalism, publishing and market research. Most recently he spent 12 years as managing director of Jetty Research, focussing on government research and engagement.
Sophie PhilpsField Operations Manager
Sophie brings over 30 years of experience in the industry. Her strong project management skills coupled with her passion for data integrity and quality have resulted in a strong team of well-trained supervisors and interviewers. Sophie’s forte is her ability to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget regardless of size.
Philip Mitchell-TavernerChairman
Philip formed Taverner Research in 1995, from Ramis Corporation’s Sydney operations. He is an elected Fellow of AMSRS (2005).

Our Insightful Research and Data Analytics Team

Craig StuchburyAccount Manager
Dr. Don PorrittSenior Research Director
Don has spent over 40 years specialising in market and social research. Don’s practical experience and strong academic background adds value through his understanding and application of analysis and reporting techniques.
Jason FungData Analyst
Reza SahamiResearch Analyst
Reza has been with Taverner Research (and prior to that, Jetty Research) since February 2010. Reza previously spent seven years in a variety of roles with a London-based wealth management company. Reza is a skilled data analyst with deep knowledge of Q, SPSS and Excel.
Simon ButcherSenior Data Analyst
Vanessa WrightAccount Manager
Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience crafting actionable research to shape brand and advertising strategy, working in global consumer insight roles at Unilever and Procter & Gamble. With a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Psychology and a background in counselling, Vanessa enjoys uncovering the motivations that drive behaviour and is also a skilled qualitative moderator.

Our Expert Field Operations Team

Alice SmithSupervisor
Whilst in the industry for only a short time, Alice has proved herself to be a very competent supervisor of the Wollongong CATI operations. She has been instrumental in helping navigate the team through the recent changes as a result of the integration of IRIS Research into the Taverner Research Group.
Anthony SchmidtmanSupervisor
Coming up through the interviewing ranks, Anthony has supervised the Sydney CATI team for over 5 years, ensuring data quality and integrity is maintained at all times.
Julia DraperIT/Data Processing Coordinator
Julia has over 20 years’ practical experience in the industry overseeing all scripting and data processing needs for the company. Julia assists and performs in-house IT administration, IT support and coordination with our external IT administrators.
Macayla SmithRecruitment Coordinator
Shane GarnerCall Centre Manager
Shane has managed the CATI team in Coffs Harbour for over 10 years, covering all aspects of training, supervision and ensuring quality outputs. During that time he has assisted with questionnaire scripting.
Tania MilneSupervisor
Tania worked as an interviewer in the Coffs Harbour office for nearly 10 years before being recently promoted to CATI Supervisor. Her management skills and attention to detail are amongst her many strengths.

Our Finance & Adminstration Team

Georgie KaskoutasAdmin Assistant
Georgie joined Taverner in 2011 in the role of receptionist, helping with enquires and assisting the team with administration tasks.
Tracy SantOffice Manager
Tracy is an original member of Taverner starting off as an interviewer and working her way up to the role of Office Manager. Along with her interpersonal and organisational skills she ensures the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis.
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