Reliable, flexible, brave and fun to work with – our team are devoid of arrogance, yet quietly confident in their quest to challenge the status quo and help our clients outsmart the competition.

Izla Russell

Client Director

Marcin Spaczynski

Business Director

Jessica Hughes

Media Planning - Group Head

After completing her degree in Mathematics at Swansea University, Jessica has worked in a digital planning role across a range of clients including Danone, Mitsubishi, Prostate Cancer UK and Tiffany & Co, before joining Navigate. A keen traveller, Jessica enjoys bouldering, Brazilian barbeques and speaking questionable Spanish.

David Glasgow

Group Head & Director (Australia)

Since joining us in 2018 Dave has been responsible for the day to day management of our Sydney office. He has been working in affiliate marketing for over 9 years having started his career at Webgains, where he spent his last 2 years heading up their main account management department. He then worked client side as eCommerce Manager for before moving to Sydney in 2017.

Ashley Auckle

Biddable - Group Head

A PPC specialist at heart, Ash has been working agency side since 2012, running successful multi-channel campaigns in multiple verticals ranging from start-ups to the likes of the Cricket World Cup 2019, the NFL and TM Lewin, before joining Navigate to lead our Biddable team. Outside of the office Ash can be found watching football, or showing anyone and everyone photos of 'his beautiful baby boy'.

Virgine Nguenang

Account Director

Roberta Toth

Account Manager

After completing her degree in Marketing at Australia’s University of Western Sydney, Roberta went to work in the marketing team of one of Australia’s leading women’s fashion retailers before moving to the UK in 2017. Roberta joined the team in 2018 and works across our Media Planning & Buying and Affiliate teams.

Filipa Portela

Account Manager

Filipa joined the team in 2018 after navigating her way through digital marketing at House of Fraser for over 3 years and has experience across Email Marketing, Paid Search and Affiliates. Outside of work Dancing, travelling and going to the gym are her passions and she cannot live without a good mac and cheese.

Tyson Spensieri

Senior Biddable Account Executive

Tyson joined the Navigate team in 2020 arriving from an agency in Perth, Western Australia where he worked as a Digital Media Executive. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, he majored in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations. Outside of work he is passionate sportsman.

Steve Ikwuwunna

Account Manager

Aisling Horrigan

Senior Account Executive

George Sargisson

Account Executive

John Kimbell

Director (UK & Australia)

John has worked at various agencies since 1997, including EHS Brann, Saatchi & Saatchi and Universal McCann, before co-founding Navigate in 2007. He has vast experience in both on and offline media and has worked across a variety of brands including Proctor & Gamble, Virgin Atlantic, Intel and More Th>n. He lives in Surrey, has 3 kids and spends too much time worrying about his beloved football team, Pompey.

Matt D’Alton

Director (UK & Australia)

Co-founder and cycling fanatic Matt manages our affiliate management and paid search services. His experience spans over 20 years in both the publisher and agency worlds, and before founding Navigate, he led the UK PPC and Affiliate teams for at Universal McCann. A keen cyclist, Matt lives in Essex with his wife and 2 children.

Grant Allaway

Director (UK & Australia)

Grant has worked in digital advertising for almost 20 years. He started his career at leading B2B publisher Reed Elsevier and spent most of the last decade jointly running the UK's leading digital sales house, AD2ONE.

Julian Miall

Director (UK & Australia)

Julian previously worked at Reed Business Information, first joining as a graduate in 1997. His other interests include investments in a wide range of start-up businesses and a keen interest in sports and travel.

Ben Potter

Non Executive Director

A friend to the agency over many years, Ben joined Navigate as a Non-Exec Director in 2020. With expertise in positioning and business development, he specialises in helping agencies win the right clients. He writes for Econsultancy and Dealmasters Magazine, and has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s most influential business developers in The Drum’s BD100.

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