Core Team

Our core team is skilled in learning design, digital development and learning delivery. We also work closely with a network of experts that have been carefully curated over time, to build robust and learner-centric solutions.
Lee Roulston

Lee Roulston

Co-founder,
Director of Learning

Lee articulates the specific learning needs of the business’s audience to make sure the tone, language and messaging is engaging and right for the end user. Lee has a strong background in professional writing, the arts and education and is passionate about storytelling and bringing learning to life.

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Ben Roulston

Ben Roulston

Co-founder,
Director of Vision

Ben helps clients articulate their specific business needs and works with them to find solutions that are right for the audience. Ben has a proven history in business, the delivery of leadership programs and is a motivated self-starter when it comes to personal and professional development.

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Tara Ridsdale

Tara Ridsdale

Co-founder,
Head of Digital Projects

Tara works with businesses to develop a learning ‘look and feel’ that is attractive and consistent with branding style requirements. Tara has a suite of skills across eLearning authoring tools, video production and platform design and enjoys the challenge of learning new technologies.

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Carolyne French

Carolyne French

Head of Leadership Excellence

Carolyne works closely with clients to determine how they want to grow and develop their leaders, with a strong focus on accountability and results. Carolyne has a background in leadership, consulting, overseeing Organisational Development and is a passionate, accredited CliftonStrengths coach.

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Dee Ridsdale

Dee Ridsdale

Digital Design Lead

Dee works closely with clients to determine their design and development needs. She has a strong knowledge of graphic design and eLearning authoring tools, and works closely with our experts on animation and video. Dee enjoys a creative challenge and has meticulous attention to detail.

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Michelle Fairless

Michelle Fairless

Head of Client Experience

Michelle is a proven relationship builder and works hard to connect clients with the Thinka team to bring projects to life. Michelle has a strong background in business, leadership and program management. She enjoys the challenges of her role and actively building our learning community.

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Michelle Murone-Risoli

Michelle Murone-Risoli

Learning Design Lead

Michelle oversees many of our learning projects and works hard to collaborate with clients, making sure learner needs are met. Michelle has a history of working in leadership roles and authoring robust learning solutions. She enjoys researching and exploring the latest leadership and learning trends.

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Michael Cook

Michael Cook

Graphic Designer

Michael applies fresh, creative approaches to learning solutions in line with each client’s branding requirements. Michael has a strong background in graphic design, having worked in fast-paced environments to deliver beautiful results. He enjoys the challenge of new ideas and new projects.

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Kaitlyn Loft

Kaitlyn Loft

Learning Designer

Kaitlyn works with the learning design team to research, design and write content in line with each client’s requirements, reflecting best practice and current trends. Kaitlyn has an arts background and enjoys the learning opportunities her role offers on every new project.

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Ellie Gladman

Ellie Gladman

Production Assistant

Ellie works with the development team to deliver on design and development elements in our various projects. She also works with our OnLive (virtual workshop) team to bring these dynamic sessions to life. Ellie has a social science background and enjoys the diverse and active nature of her role.

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Peter Bagi

Peter Bagi

Learning Designer

Peter works as part of the learning design team, writing and creating content for a range of projects. He enjoys working with different clients and brands to gain an understanding of their unique voice, and adapting his writing to suit this. Peter has a strong passion for literature and is energised by writing meaningful content.

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Annie Pistikakis

Annie Pistikakis

Learning Partner

Annie works with teams to build authentic relationships through coaching and facilitation. She has a warm and infectious energy and is highly skilled in building connections. She has the ability to really engage and push people out of their comfort zone, helping others move forward in their growth journey.

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Scott Bilkey

Scott Bilkey

eLearning Developer

Scott creates interactive and engaging eLearning modules that feel fresh and modern. He has knowledge and experience with many different eLearning authoring tools and LMS’s, and an ability to learn new programs quickly. Scott has an eye for detail and a passion for creating impressive eLearning.

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Heather Thomson

Heather Thomson

Project Coordinator

Heather works closely with clients, keeping them informed of project progress and updates. Heather has many years’ experience coordinating projects and enjoys being the conduit between the Thinka team and our clients. Heather has strong organisational skills and is motivated to deliver great outcomes on every project.

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