The Team

With a twinkle in our eyes and a mischievous grin, we inject a dose of fun into every marketing project!

Vicky Leonard

Founder & Managing Director

Originally from Timaru, New Zealand, I completed the Godolphin Flying Start Program before settling in Sydney as Arrowfield Stud’s Marketing Manager for seven years. After completing an MBA, I launched Kick Collective in 2018, and as Owner and Managing Director, I am responsible for all client marketing strategy and business development. I also co-own The Thoroughbred Report AusNZ and founded the not-for-profit Kick Up.

Nathan Skrivanic

Creative Manager

Born and raised in Sydney, I always had a passion for horse racing. After completing a Marketing and Media degree at Macquarie University, I wanted to combine my skill with my passion and applied for a job with Kick Collective in 2020. My areas of expertise as Creative Manager include creative marketing strategy, client management and videography. I am also the Creative Manager and Board Member at Kick Up. 

Tomika Hose

Practice Manager

Born and raised in Brisbane I now reside in Mexico, and have worked remotely for the Kick Collective team as Practice Manager since 2022. With over 10 years experience in marketing and senior advertising roles, working across a diverse portfolio of companies and clients, I bring with me a wide knowledge of agency operations and I also assist with HR – I leave the horses to the others in the team!

Maoliosa Nugent (AUS)

Social Media & Content Manager

Originally from Co. Wicklow, Ireland, I discovered a passion for racing as a teen. I moved to Sydney, where I rode for Godolphin, then relocated to Brisbane, where I ran a satellite stable for a leading trainer and I still spend mornings riding out at Eagle Farm before work. As Kick’s Social Media and Content Manager since 2020, I am responsible for all client social media strategy, coordination and execution.

Melissa Steele (EU)

European Senior Account Manager

Born and raised in the UK but now based in Tipperary, Ireland, I graduated from University of Edinburgh before gaining a place on the Godolphin Flying Start programme in 2013. I then worked as a marketing executive for Tattersalls in Newmarket for five years and have contributed in a freelance capacity to the racing publications Thoroughbred Daily News and the Irish Field.

Grace Redman (AUS)

Account Manager

Growing up in Cambridge, New Zealand I was always around horses. This led me to working with Off The Track Thoroughbreds, a stint at a Ready to Run stable and two seasons at Cambridge Stud for Yearling Prep. I graduated from the University of Otago (NZ) with a double major in Accounting and Marketing in 2023. I joined Kick Collective in 2022 for an internship and I am now in an Account Manager role. 

Alice Berry (AUS)

Account Manager

Originally from the UK, I grew up with show jumpers. At 19 I headed to Cambridge in New Zealand where I worked for Windsor Park Stud. I spent nine years there, working my way up to become the Foaling Manager and eventually Yearling Manager. I also enjoy pinhooking and investing in bloodstock. Looking to expand my business skillset, I joined Kick Collective as an Account Manager in 2022.


Alice is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl in January!

Emma Adams (AUS)

Account Executive

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, now residing in Sydney with a recent qualification of a ‘Bachelor of Design’ majoring in visual communication. I grew up with horses as well as training off the track thoroughbreds and since graduating have been drawn back into this industry. I have been fortunate enough to begin a role as Account Executive expanding and combining my skillset with my passion.

Briar Spittle (AUS)

Social Media Assistant

Originally from Waikato, New Zealand, I grew up with horses and have always had a love for racing. When the opportunity arose to move to Sydney and join Kick Collective to combine thoroughbreds with my creative passion, the decision was easy! I currently focus on delivering our client’s social media as well graphic design and am continuing to study part-time on the side.

Naomi Hurdle (US)

Account Manager

Hailing to y’all from horse country, I joined the team in 2024 as an Account Manager based in Lexington, Kentucky! I grew up going to the races in Kentucky with my Grandfather. I attended The University of Kentucky’s Equine Program and knew that I ultimately wanted to do thoroughbred P.R., but not before spending considerable time as a horsewoman. After two breedings seasons in Kentucky on a farm and one year in an equine hospital as a surgery technician, I was presented with the opportunity to join Kick. 

Konstantin Konovalov

Fullstack Web Developer

I have been a passionate web developer since 2010 working with Kick Collective as a freelance developer since 2021. My goal is to build flexible, fast-working and highly customizable responsive web solutions, which suit the modern creative and operational demands of Kick Collective clients.

Rowan Newman

Senior Designer

Originally from Cheltenham, England, I was listed as one of the UK advertising industry’s 30 Under 30 in 2017 for creative work on brands including BMW, L’Oreal and Unilever. I joined Kick Collective when I moved to Sydney in 2020 and am responsible for client graphic design projects ranging across print and digital.

James Benn

Senior Designer

I’m based in Kent UK, and have been involved in the creative sector for the past 15 years. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some awesome clients such as Virgin Media, The Guardian, The Independent, Fujitsu & more. I joined Kick Collective in early 2021 and am responsible for client graphic design projects ranging across print and digital.

Want to work for ?

We are a team of passionate and hard-working individuals seeking peers who possess the same deep love of horse racing and a deep desire to break free from the ordinary by exploring uncharted territories.

If you are a…

Passionate advocate with a deep passion for thoroughbred horse racing. Your enthusiasm should shine through in your work, bringing the excitement and beauty of the sport to life for our audience.

Creative trailblazer with a thirst for out-of-the-box thinking and innovative marketing campaigns. Show us how you will push the boundaries, disrupt the industry, and leave a lasting impression.

Keen student of horse racing and marketing, with extensive knowledge of race events, jargon, key stakeholders, and the overall racing landscape. Your expertise is the driving force behind our authentic and impactful campaigns. You should possess a deep love of learning.

Team player who works best in a collaborative environment. Your ability to inspire and collaborate will foster an atmosphere of creative synergy.

A dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing industry. You embrace challenges, adapt quickly, and possess the resilience to navigate hurdles with grace.

Then drop us a line,

and say hello!

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