About Us

What do we mean by world-changers?


There’s a saying: “Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person”. We love this. To us, world-changers means changing as many lives as possible. Helping people to become better parents, workforces to be more inclusive, women to be more confident – the possibilities are endless. And knowing we can help does more than light us up. It’s become our life’s work.

Kathy Rhodes

Kathy’s career started at Anderson Knight, a marketing consultancy working  with organisations like Harvard, CPA and AICD.

Brought into The Cancer Council NSW to capture the gold in campaigns such as Pink Ribbon Day, Kathy then headed for the UK where she swapped the not-for-profit sector for the luxury goods one. It was during this time she developed a flare for business strategy, as she helped ridiculously extravagant brands navigate bloodbath competition.

Returning to Sydney, Kathy took a leadership position at Zurich before being headhunted by ING to run an advised marketing portfolio. Kathy then spent a number of years holding senior marketing leadership positions for ANZ.  Having made her mark, she continues to be invited back to solve strategic problems. 

Keen to return to her agency roots, Kathy joined Step Change in 2017 as a Strategy Director. During that time she helped clients like HP and Mad Mex, to solve their trickiest business and marketing challenges.

Always in high demand, Kathy is an invited judge of the B&T Awards and a regular keynote speaker.

Stacey Packer

Stacey began her marketing career in tourism, as a passionate lover of South Australia, she worked hard promoting her home state throughout the UK and Europe. When travelling the world came to an end, she moved on to promoting the blossoming wine industry by helping to launch Australia’s new consumer brand throughout the world.

Her broad experience as a marketing consultant and digital strategist has seen her work successfully across everything from commercial refrigeration, e-learning, to national skin care brands. She loves nothing more than helping brands to achieve growth by writing and implementing great strategy.

As the GM for Step Change in South Australia, Stacey took their business from $300k to just under $1M in revenue inside of 14 months.

An advocate for giving back, Stacey has spent over three years as a board director for an Adelaide based not-for-profit and has regularly learnt her skills to various other philanthropic causes over the past few years.

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