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Phillip Tarrant, managing editor
Phillip is a media professional as well as an active property investor. He has over 10 years’ experience reporting on the mortgage and property markets and has worked extensively with Australia’s leading mortgage lenders and brokers as a corporate communications and public relations consultant. As well as being editor of Smart Property Investment, Phillip sits on the Board of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), the peak industry body for the property investment industry. He also sits on the Board of Publishers Australia, which represents best practice, innovation and professionalism in publishing.

Vivienne Small Vivienne Kelly, editor
Vivienne is no stranger to the Australian real estate and financial markets. She began her career specialising in financial public relations before making the switch to journalism in 2011. Backed with a Bachelor of International Communication and Honours in Writing for Media at Macquarie University, Vivienne has previously worked on sister publication, The Adviser writing across all print and digital products.
Andy Andy Scott, publisher
Andy has over 10 years publishing experience in the Australian mortgage, real estate and property investment industries. During that time he has managed many of the leading magazines, websites and events servicing those industries and its customers. He currently heads up Australia’s fastest growing property investment title, Smart Property Investment.

Alex Whitlock, group publisher
Alex is a veteran in mortgage and finance publishing. He launched Australia’s first independent mortgage industry magazine in 2001 and has since successfully published a number of other titles for mortgage and real estate professionals. Alex is also an Australian property fanatic. His first property was an off-the-plan Melbourne unit, which he still owns today. He has bought and sold numerous properties over the years and is a leading writer and commentator on all aspects of buying, financing, selling and managing residential property.

Simon Simon Parker, general manager of operations
Simon has worked as a journalist in the financial services and real estate industries for nine years, in Australia and North America, a career which followed the completion of Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and First Class Honours (Asian Studies) degrees at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). As general manager of operations for Sterling Publishing, Simon drives the editorial and design production process. Preceding his career in publishing, Simon spent 10 years in the direct marketing industry.
Francis Francis Wilkins, chief sub editor
Francis has 16 years’ experience as a journalist, in Australia and the United States, and prior to covering the mortgage and real estate markets he specialised in environmental affairs, public infrastructure and the legal profession.
Lucy Lucy Allman, sub editor
Lucy joined the Sterling team from the UK having completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish at the University of Exeter. In 2007, she spent a year living in Spain launching a bilingual project at a secondary school whilst teaching English. Prior to joining Sterling in 2012, Lucy was employed by one of the biggest consumer media businesses in the UK, working across a range of consumer magazine titles, both national and international.
lydia Lydia Allen, marketing coordinator - events Lydia has recently relocated from Queensland having completed a Bachelor of Arts and Business from the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has a passion for Public Relations with her experience spanning media relations, event management and communications.
Adam Adam Arnou, AV producer
With seven years experience producing and directing video and digital media across multiple channels, Adam drives the development of Smart Property Investment's multimedia platforms. Since graduating from Macquarie University with a BA in Multimedia, his passion for digital media have evolved; he's also an avid property investor. A media savvy and creative producer, his video, audio and photography material are used across Smart Property Investment as well as Sterling Publishing's other products.
Nathan Nathan Beach – account manager
Nathan relocated from Ontario, Canada in September of 2012 to join the Sterling Publishing team as account manager for Smart Property Investment. Nathan completed his Diploma in Sales and Marketing at Niagara College in 2010 while also attaining his Canadian Sales Professional Association certification. Nathan also competed for the men’s varsity volleyball team and earned the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association National Scholar Award for excellence in both academics and athletics. Nathan’s enthusiasm and dedication have helped contribute to the ongoing success of Smart Property Investment.
Stefanie Garber – journalist Stefanie is an experienced journalist who has worked for print and online publications across the east coast of Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland before gaining a post-graduate qualification in Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology. Her background includes work in the real estate, public sector and legal fields.



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