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Philip Mitchell-Taverner

Philip Mitchell-Taverner

Philip Mitchell-Taverner
Managing Director

Philip Mitchell-Taverner came into the market research industry in 1964, initially as a research assistant in Melbourne under the Ford Motor Company management scheme after graduating from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He maintained a direct involvement in automotive research over many years, both at the client and agency levels, as well as spending some time in the UK in advertising and product research. 

After 3 years as Victorian Area Manager with Australian Sales Research Bureau, Philip helped form and became a Director of Reark Research where he worked as a divisional manager in both the Melbourne and Sydney offices from 1975 to 1991. He helped form Ramis Corporation's Sydney operations (1991) and in 1995 set up his own full service Taverner Research business.

Philip has extensive experience across both qualitative and quantitative research methods and this significant expertise has helped him in winning and managing projects across a very wide range of markets including industrial, FMCG, financial and business services, government and educational institutions at all levels.

Philip is an elected Fellow of the Research Society (2005).

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Michael Trigwell

Michael Trigwell

 

Michael Trigwell
General Manager

Michael joined Taverner Research in 2005 from the client side after holding marketing management positions at companies in industries as diverse as technology and remote communication and global manufacturing and marketers of heavy industrial equipment.

His background in strategic marketing and product management brings valuable input to Taverner and our clients. He has vast experience in business-to-business markets and international business, and has been responsible for projects identifying new markets and business opportunities in a number of industries.

Since joining Taverner, Michael has been involved in numerous research studies and has built up a loyal client portfolio across many industries by providing his clients with a hands-on and collaborative project management approach while always keeping his focus on the business issues his clients are trying to solve. His focus is always on providing knowledge and insights to add both strategic and real-time value to his clients’ businesses.

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Dr Don Porritt

Dr Don Porritt

 

Dr Don Porritt
Senior Research Director

Don has spent over 40 years specialising in market and social research including 15 years as a Director with AMR Interactive. He was a Foundation Member of the Australian Psychological Society, is a long term member of the market and social research society (AMSRS) and the Australasian Evaluation Society. Don’s practical experience and strong academic background adds value through his understanding and application of analysis and reporting techniques, with the latest developments in marketing theory.

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Connie Jansen

Connie Jansen

 

Connie Jansen
Senior Research Director

After gaining her degree in education at Iowa State University, Connie began her professional career as a teacher in the USA. Her career changed with a move to corporate training followed by research market analysis. Following further studies into statistics she moved into a research role in Australia with Taverner.

Connie has been a Senior Research Director for over ten years specialising in Government and Social research with clients at Commonwealth, State and Local Government Level. She has the ability to quickly understand the needs of her clients and the issues relevant to the topic.

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Sophie Philps

Sophie Philps

 

 

Sophie Philps
Research Director

Sophie has been actively involved in both qualitative and quantitative research for over 20 years.  She began her research career at Reark Research in 1989 as a fieldwork supervisor and then Ramis Corporation as Telephone Services Manager. In 1995 Sophie assumed a simliar role at Taverner whilst also liaising directly with clients and preparing reports on research findings. 

Sophie was promoted in 1999 to the position of Project Director so that she could build her career in research management and client service.  In so doing, Sophie applies her grass roots training in fieldwork.  Her work now involves her in conducting depth interviews, supporting focus group facilitation, designing and analysing qualitative and quantitative studies and delivering presentations and reports to client management.  Examples of clients with whom Sophie has direct consulting relationships are Sydney Water and Westfield.

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Sophie Philps

Natascia Spadavecchia-Sanderson

 

Natascia Spadavecchia-Sanderson
Research Consultant

Natascia has over 6 years experience in market research with the last 4 years working exclusively on healthcare market research.
She previously worked in the UK for Synovate Healthcare, Fieldwork International Healthcare, Datamonitor and ICM direct.

After graduating in International Business Studies and Spanish language (BA Hons), she undertook a postgraduate course in International Business Administration (MBA) and begun her career as a field interviewer and moderator. She then progressed to a field and project manager level, followed by an analyst and research role.

Her background in moderation, field management, as well as the full service environment, brings a very valuable asset to Taverner and its clients. With such a wide array of experience, Natascia possesses great acumen and problem solving skills which can be applied to a variety of projects and challenging situations.

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