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The Team

Meet our key staff

Gavin Scholes
- CEO

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Gavin has created a footprint for the future of advertising and marketing by revolutionising the way businesses receive calls from customers in Australia. Gavin is passionate about the success businesses can achieve when actively promoting a ‘phone word’.

Gavin’s career encompasses an extensive background in business. Through hard work and dedication, Gavin has been able to realise his dream to pioneer the ‘phone word’ industry in Australia. Under Gavin’s leadership and guidance 1300 Australia has grown from a team of three to thirty nationally.

Mark Fotheringham
- General Manager

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Mark completed his education with a Bachelor of Business Administration at RMIT.  He spent the early years of his employment at Melbourne Water having roles within Human Resource Management, Administration, Finance and was then promoted to General Manager. His career led him to General Manager of a sporting club and over 10 years in Commercial Management roles in the building industry before joining 1300 Australia.

Mark has been with 1300 Australia since 2007. He brings not only a wealth of knowledge in his managerial skills but the goal of making 1300 Australia a pre-eminent phone word company.

Jim Walsh
- National Sales Manager

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Jim leads a team that is passionate about the success businesses can achieve when actively promoting a ‘Phoneword’ and equally passionate about the future Phone words have in advertising and marketing, by revolutionising the way businesses receive calls from customers in Australia.

Over the past 14 years, Jim’s career has encompassed an extensive background in the telecommunications industry across both the SME and Corporate market.