Behind the Bio with Ashley Feraude

Behind the Bio with Ashley Feraude

A podcast about the people behind the professions. Brought to you by Supercurious.


June 10, 2024 52 mins

Ashley Feraude in conversation with Felix Bray, who is a DJ, recording artist, radio and podcast producer and the GM of I Rock Entertainment.

Felix has always been the one to say yes to every opportunity and, with his self-professed nerdy background in music and technology, has managed to accomplish plenty of exciting things.

He has worked both in front of and behind the mic on major radio shows, produced award-wi...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Alex Brennan who is the Managing Director of Blue Ink. 

20 years ago as a 20-something-year-old, Alex decided to move to Canberra with a vision of buying a small business and making it a a success and Canberra his home. After a lot of work, having a knack for creating relationships and embracing change … Alex has grown a stable and successful mid-sized business that he is very proud of.<...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Alex Vallentine, who is the CEO of Combat Sports Australia.

Alex is a sports lover both in his personal and professional life and his career as a CEO, partnership and government relations manager has seen him work in the field of sports management across sports such as volleyball and judo. Alex’s days are filled with supporting teams, working with partners and stakeholders, promoting spo...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Phillipa Leggo, who is a Commercial Director and CO-Funder at Scott Leggo Gallery & CPA ACT Divisional Councillor.

Phillipa has perfectly transitioned from an advanced career in accounting, auditing and finance for such key brands as Wesfarmers and Kmart to setting up and running a now flourishing private business with her husband Scott. All that while raising two children, having t...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation Cathy Hope,  an Associate Professor in Arts & Communication at UC and the person behind play-based activation of major community spaces in Canberra. 

Cathy is an energetic and colourful academic with ample applied experience in the specialist field of place-based and community-driven installations. Among others, Cathy has led the research, delivery and evolution of the Haig Park project f...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation Anna Krajacic, who is a Manifesting Coach. 

Following a longer corporate career, Anna felt that something was missing from her life. She undertook a path of life coaching and learning and realised that filling that void is all about positively aspiring to exciting new goals. Easy to say but harder to do, so Anna became a manifesting coach who helps clients identify what truly will make them h...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Sascha Brodback and Joelle Bou-jaoude from Brodburger. The couple have created a Canberra custom fast flood institution that is iconic in its delivery of home-style burgers for the last 16 years.

Starting from a little red caravan at the shore of Lake Burley Griffin, Broadburger changed the casual dining scene in Canberra and quickly expanded through an association with other Canberra-gr...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Melanie Gibbons who heads up Elms Communications, an agency specialising in complex and strategic government comms.

Melanie has been in love with comms since she started her degree at the University of Canberra and, during her career across the public service, has grown a specific skillset that allows her to understand and unlock challenging issues through a detailed knowledge of audienc...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Faustyne L’Hostis, who is a pastry chef from Paris with a world of experience and the owner of Ma Petite Pâtisserie in Canberra, a fine plant-based pastry school.

Faustyne has taught for a decade in diverse areas including languages, dance and cooking. From the Ritz Palace to the prestigious Ducasse School in Paris, Faustyne has taught future professional pastry chefs and now, with the s...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Liam Budge who is a multifaceted creative individual. He is an accomplished jazz musician with recordings and performances spanning from Canberra to New York as well as an award-winning photographer and video producer with a major documentary work to his name.

Liam discusses the path and choices he has taken in life to evolve his creative career including the growth of his "Evolving...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Arron Hage (ACS) who is a documentary producer with a huge catalogue of work across Australia and the US.

Under his business Wolflab, he specialises in cultural storytelling and produces various series of documentaries for major commercial and public networks. His title is Director of Photography but that is just a cover for his much broader passion for bringing the stories of interestin...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Ian Oliver, who has a background in accounting, small business and real estate. But that's just the start of the story.

With limited initial capital, he has over time developed his companies to have ownership in several commercial real estate properties in the ACT & NSW and a significant interest in storage in Australia & UK. Ian is one of the founding members of the Self St...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Kate Lord, who heads up Akin. The agency provides expert services in PR, Govt relations and comms services with a strong lean into the tech sector. 

Kate has always been a passionate communicator, driven by her curiosity for unpacking complicated. That drive has seen her working in PR across the hospitality factor, in massive worldwide agencies before heading to Canberra to launch Akin. ...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Franky Tapia,  Entertainment Director, Fiction Club, ONE22 & Director, Decibel Creative.

Franky learned about dance music from his brother and about bringing people together in celebration from his family. It wasn’t long until he started DJing then promoting nights and ultimately managing the music and events for legendary nightspots in Canberra and Sydney.

At his core is th...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Matt Fenwick who is the Founder and Strategy Director of True North Content

Matt has a unique ability to take very complex information and make sense of it to develop a clear and engaging story. The content agency he heads up helps large organisations or intricate initiatives to create a narrative that puts the audience first. 

Matt’s love of words is one thing that drives his passion for...

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 Ashley Feraude in conversation with Dimitri Weber, CEO and Founder of Goldfield & Banks - Australian luxury fragrances.

Dimitri is an expert in the luxury perfume industry and has had a global career in luxury brands and worked with high-end brands such as L'Oréal Luxe, Cartier, Tom Ford, Narciso Rodriguez, Issey Miyake, Elie Saab and Mercedes Benz. 

Six years ago he turned his attention to setting up an...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Kate Edwards, Creative Director and Partner at Supercurious.

Kate has had an amazing global career built on her creative communications ability. She has worked in corporate comms and PR in the Govt sector and then across advertising agencies and production houses like George Patterson Y&R, Zoo and Silver Sun before launching her own Seed Agency. Then 11 years ago, Kate joined Co...
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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Thomas Craigie who is a Food & Beverage Manager at Doma Hotels.

Tommy looks after about 150 staff to deliver services across restaurants and bars including Ostani, Louis and Leyla. He also looks after events at Realm and Burbury Hotels which are all part of the Doma suite of ever-expanding offerings.

Tommy has a specific view of the service industry that has been adapted for...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Nick Evans, State Chief Executive of Colliers.

After finishing a management degree at UC, Nick went on to an in-depth and globe-spanning APS career in immigration. After 17 years he took all the gained skills in leadership and strategy and turned his focus to leading the Government and Strategic Account services at Colliers.

We discuss the wide world of property, the unique aspe...

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Ashley Feraude in conversation with Gabe Trew who is behind the iconic Canberra shop POP.

After being deeply involved in the music scene, Gabe changed directions and developed a vision for a store that, on the one hand, presents locally-made products and, on the other hand, celebrates the unique and quirky nature of Canberra. Within a few years, Gabe brought that vision to life and now supports the local community and buil...

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