Founder & CEO
Susannah lives for all things food, design, digital and entrepreneurial. Somewhat convenient given the space we’re in.
A pretty driven soul, she has spent the last 5 years building The Urban List from her bedroom to one of the fastest growing lifestyle sites, leaving a marketing career in Paris and Los Angeles to pursue her dream.
She now dedicates her days to juggling her first baby (TUL) and the incumbent (Xavier—the cutest cheeks you ever did see); doing her darndest to ensure The Urban List enhances the lives of everyone who crosses its path—readers, partners, our cities’ small businesses, and most importantly, our talented team.
Contact Susannah here.
Client Services Director
The ultimate food and wine enthusiast/over-indulger and a lover of all things fitness related, Sami is our favourite walking contradiction.
When Sami is not chatting away to all her favourite clients (loves a laugh and a chat this gal) we can be sure to find her soaking up the rays on Bondi Beach with an Aperol Spritz in one hand and all the delicious things that make up an antipasto platter in the other.
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Senior Client Services Manager
With a background in consumer trend forecasting and marketing communications, Clare honed her skills in London and New York before arriving in Melbourne in 2012. Now heading up accounts management and client relations for local and national campaigns, her passions include social psychology, podcasts, and mac’n’cheese.
Clare is as well versed in unfaltering project management as she is bicycle puncture repair—you'll spot her cycling around Melbourne's inner north—and loves nothing more than delving into the 'why' behind consumer behaviours. As for her thoughts on working with The Urban List? #wemadeit.
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Branded Content Producer
Brisbane writer Rachel follows more pets and food stuffs on Instagram than humans, is partial to the deep fried variety of food and is that annoying friend that tags you in every food article on Facebook. You know the one.
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Phil has worked in marketing for over 5 years, with experience in the fashion and food industries.
He's passionate about supporting small businesses and working with The Urban List team to reach more Brisbanites.
Phil’s other passions include keeping fit, a good whisky sour, well-cut Hawaiian shirts and a round of 18 on the weekends. You’ll be hard pressed to find a man with more pairs of socks who isn’t afraid to show them off to the world.
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Jess has worked in content marketing and publishing industries in the UK and Australia for over 6 years.
Originally hailing from ‘sunny’ London town, and the token Brit at The Urban List, Jessica’s obsession for glossy fashion magazines, chocolate and red wine knows no bounds.
When she’s not creating content, Jessica spends her spare time reading books (that she never finishes), watching foreign films at the movies, and lusting after things she can’t afford on James Street.
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Marilynn has been working in the online space for a decade, working as an online editor, social media manager or product manager for some of New Zealand’s top lifestyle sites and is thrilled take on the role as the Auckland editor of The Urban List.
She loves spending time with her family and exploring all the events, restaurants, bars and shopping that Auckland has to offer. She can’t wait to share it all with you.
In her (rare) moments of down-time you’ll find her with a (print) book because the perfect sentence gives her goose bumps.
Contact Marilynn here.
Commercial Content Director
Simone is a serial wanderluster with the world on her list, swapping Adelaide's beaches for Sydney's inner west.
She still can't believe she now has a gig where her passion for sweet potato fries, a good burger and share plates will count as "work".
When she's not eating her way through her next country you'll find her sipping on a negroni and hanging out with a cavoodle called Lolli.
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Ben hails from country Victoria and is currently trying to find his way in the big city by eating anything and everything that contains a copious amount of bacon.
When he’s not being the Melbourne Content Manager, you’ll find him suffering in the Great Southern Stand supporting his beloved Melbourne Demons, figuring out how to be a dad, or at the park with his Groodle named Gus.
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Anna believes wholeheartedly in “everything in moderation” but still can’t manage to pass up an opportunity to try Perth’s latest and greatest fads…air yoga and a juice cleanse anyone? She could very happily live off avocado, wine and ice cream (straight from the tub, obviously) but occasionally throws in a green juice for good measure.
She also likes listening to her favourite songs on repeat until she knows every word—not an annoying habit at all.
After years of acting like it’s her job to know about everything and anything that is going on in Perth, she can’t quite believe she’s actually getting paid to do this.
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Digital Content Producer
Chloe has worked in journalism, marketing and communications for more than seven years and is still over the moon about landing her dream job at The Urban List.
Obsessed with Perth, pizza, puppies and popcorn, Chloe is also a self-confessed wellness guru, which thankfully counteracts the effects of all the pizza and popcorn she eats. When she’s not stuffing her face at the movies she can be found tasting her way around Perth’s best restaurants, getting her yoga groove on or taking photos of her adorbs cavoodle, Kit.
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NATASHA VAN DER LAAN
Digital Content Producer
Born and bred in Hamilton, Natasha is now a proud Jafa.
You’ll find her pumping iron at the gym, hiking the Waitaks or at the end of a spoon of peanut butter.
She enjoys cheesecake, being outdoors and French films. She dreams of traveling the world and owning a kombi van.
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Prue runs all things partnerships at The Urban List, making sure we collaborate with all of our fave brands and produce epic content.
Outside of her 9-5 grind, you can find her catching some waves, skate boarding, collecting Birkenstocks and other over the top shoes (rainbow platforms, anyone?) or sipping on a Campari soda, in a tall glass specifically. Or, you'll find her caught in her perpetual war with her neighbourhood possum.
Plus, she shares a love of Xavier (the cutest baby ever) with our director and founder.
Contact Prue here.
Business Development Manager
Ben is a proud Melburnian with a background in small business, events and marketing.
You’ll find him north of the river checking out live music, sipping on a craft beer and sometimes fawning over cats on the Internet.