Luke Heilbuth

Luke Heilbuth


Our CEO is a lawyer, with a background in diplomacy and public policy. He prides himself on helping clients address strategic sustainability challenges, his Lebanese cooking skills and a freakish recollection of 90s rap lyrics (yes, even the third verse of Boom! Shake the Room).

In a previous life, Luke wrote landmark speeches for the Australian Prime Minister, oversaw Cabinet processes on the US Alliance and counter-ISIL strategy, and coordinated briefings for the Prime Minister’s engagements with President Obama and other world leaders. He also served as a policy adviser to the Foreign Minister and as a diplomat in Lebanon during the Arab Spring. He speaks Arabic.

Luke was the voice of the stingray in the cartoon, Beached Az. Despite his brush with fame (and outstanding New Zealand accent), Luke’s dream of Pixar stardom remains unfulfilled.

Our team

Derryn Heilbuth  Executive Chairman
Sue White  Finance Manager
Alana Salcer  Design Director
Katrina Pitkin  Design Director
Jim MacDougall  Strategy Associate
Laura Trueb  Strategy Associate
Adam Alexander  Head of Technology
Heidi Romano  Design Director
Daniel McKenna  Senior Strategy Associate
Josue Castro  Senior Strategy Manager
Dr. Alex Gold  CEO of BWD North America
Chin Yee Lam  Head of Data Visualization
Jessica Somers  Strategy Associate
Nicola Atkin  Senior Strategy Manager
Ron Ong  Marketing Specialist
Susan Dyster  Senior Strategy Manager
Matt Van Someren  Senior Strategy Manager
Ben Ziser  Head of Strategy
Samantha Pearce  Head of Account Services - Design
Yin Duan  Graphic Designer
& Data Visualizer
Dr. Sam McGlennon  Senior Strategy Manager