Connection: face-to-face still matters

As people become more and more reliant on technology, the more we seem to crave human connection.

Over the last 2 years we, at Eighty20, have made a concerted effort to interact and engage with our people through virtual means, this year however as we shift to a post-pandemic phase, and settle back to normality, we took the opportunity to bring the team together for an in-person team building afternoon on Friday 1 July.


During the EOFY wrap up festivities we invited guest speakers Theresa Eyssens, Vice President Customer Solutions & Cloud at Optus, Christian Longstaff, Partner Development Lead at Microsoft and Damien Neale, Channel Manager ANZ, Microsoft Alliances ANZ from AvePoint to join us and share their journeys of growth and inspiration with our team.


Awards and recognition

We launched our Excellence @ Eighty20 Awards – these awards recognise our people, nominated by our people. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists for living and breathing our values.


Winner: Hannah Cable

What your team has said:

“No matter what the role or project she picks it up hitting the ground running and gets the outcome!”

“In all my interactions with Hannah, she has always been positive and upbeat. She is also someone who always follows through on her commitments.”

Runner Up: Ray Keen

What your team has said:

“Ray consistently represents the best in delivery leadership on the Woolworths account, managing relationships with sponsors, senior leadership, application teams and the delivery team on our projects. Meeting the expectations of our program leadership requires a lot of additional work in reporting, analysis and a reliable crystal ball. Ray does it all with a smile and a professional approach.”


Winner: Sayan Ghosh

What your team has said:

“A true professional! Offering a high level of help and support to all. He is a pivotal part of our technology team, his level of knowledge is invaluable.”

Runner Up: Tamara Fahey

What your team has said:

“Commands respect through action and technical delivery execution from customers and team members.”


Winner: Susan Goodby

What your team has said:

“Susan works tirelessly to get the job done. Is always ready to help and follows through in all she does “

Runner Up: Prashant Karnavat

What your team has said:

“There is no other person I would nominate as a Team Member of the year. Prashant is always looking after his team, and he does everything he can to support the team.”


Winner: Sarah Mercer

What your team has said:

“Sarah goes out of her way to make people feel part of the E20 family. She’s been incredibly engaging with her welcome to country, diversity and trivia night efforts and is always willing to put new ideas up and invest her time in cultural activities. Sarah embodies the E20 spirit in every way.”

Runner Up: Adrian Leonheart

What your team has said:

“Adrian embodies the Eighty20 culture, he is not only extremely good at what he does but he is also a fun and social individual who is always great to hang out with.”

The Adventure Quest

We all love a bit of healthy competition, so the adventure quest was a huge success. Thank you to Total Team Building for organising this event. We had so many laughs along the way… And a massive shoutout to the winning team – Ivan Grice, Liam Jermyn, Rajeev Anand and Eklovya Khattar.

We value the importance of being able to interact with each other to build stronger connections and we look forward to continuing to deliver service excellence with a renewed energy and connected culture.  

Here are some happy snaps from the day…

If you are interested in joining our team, take a look at our current career opportunities here.