Tim Stokoe

Managing Director

Tim has been immersed in the world of digital marketing and advertising for the last two decades in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Specialising in digital strategy, content strategy and content development, he is responsible for both leading projects and creating content for a wide range of blue-chip clients including NRMA, Thrifty, Nestlé, Mercedes-Benz, WesTrac, Panasonic, GSK, Dell, and TAL Life.

A seasoned digital campaigner, prior to establishing PING, Tim was a founding partner at Suede Digital, following stints as Online Director and partner at the advertising agency Love and Strategic Director at APL Digital.

Jorge Castillo

Executive Creative Director

Jorge is the ECD of the DISTRICT Group and has over 18 years’ experience in graphic and interactive design, advertising and communications. He co-founded Canvas Group way back in 2003. Since then, under his guidance, the studio has produced over 11,000 projects and is one of Australia’s most awarded digital agencies.

He is a judge for Awwwards, now the most visited awards website in the world, the Webbys (aka the Oscars of the Internet) and was an AGDA Councillor (Australian Graphic Design Association) over 2013 and 2014. He has also sat on advisory boards as well as a series of panels for the education and professional sectors.

Richard Hauer

Chief Technology Officer

Richard is the head of technology and development for PING and the DISTRICT Group. He brings to the group a colossal range of technical skills which span web technologies and extend to platform and physical infrastructure. 

He is driven by an insatiable desire for effective solution design and systems integration, with an unstoppable passion for making things work.

Richard has delivered enterprise solutions for household brands including Tourism Australia, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Prudential, Panasonic, and Toyota. 

A Sitecore Technology MVP for the last 7 years – he has held this title longer than anyone else in the Southern Hemisphere.

Rose Castillo

Head of Brand Strategy

From the very start of her much-awarded career, Rosemary has been bringing brands to life. Graduating with first class honours in a Bachelor of Design, plus the prize for best student, she was headhunted by a top branding agency where she quickly learned best practice. Duly inspired, she has since delivered new brand identities for several of Australia’s largest companies including Optus, Woolworths and Australian Geographic before moving into advertising.

Co-founder of Canvas Group with Jorge, Rosemary has a fantastic eye for detail and loves ensuring the work always delights clients and delivers real results.