Christine Seib is Canstar Blue’s Editor-in-Chief, where she oversees the production and distribution of all content, whether it be news on our site, Facebook posts about our unique research, email newsletters containing our latest buying guides or in appearances as a consumer-purchasing expert on 9 News, 7 News and in print and digital media across Australia. She works with the Canstar Blue team and the wider Canstar group to bring the best digital tools and information to Australians who want to purchase consumer products and services more easily and with greater confidence.
Christine has almost three decades’ experience as an award-winning journalist and editor with some of the world’s largest media platforms, including The Times, CNBC and The Australian, and has focused on digital content production, distribution and monetisation for the past 15 years.
She honed her skills on the content-commercial nexus at media and e-commerce scale-up Starts at 60, where as Chief Content Officer she worked with brands ranging from ANZ and Westpac to Nestle, GSK, Uber, Industry Super Australia, UNHCR Australia, Tourism NT and many more to bring commercial content, assets, events and marketing to Australia’s wealthiest demographic.
With a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Communications, from the Queensland University of Technology and a traditional journalism cadetship under her belt, Christine loves to combine old-school storytelling with innovative technologies to create an online experience that helps users not only better-understand their own purchasing requirements but also identify the right solution.
Being a die-hard news junky doesn’t leave much downtime but Christine does have a few other favourite things: Pomeranians, bromeliads, tattoos and sideshow memorabilia – in no particular order!
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Tara Donnelly is Canstar Blue’s Utilities Editor, leading the team that focuses on energy, telecommunications and consumer technology, across news, reviews and how-tos. Tara has spent more than a decade covering these topics in Australia, the US and Canada, which means she’s written about countless product launches and industry changes, including the rise of 5G, Australia’s ongoing NBN rollout, the recent years of energy price volatility and the rise of renewable energy sources.
Tara also has long experience in writing within the comparison industry, giving her great insights into the information consumers want when determining which plan or device will best meet their needs, while time spent in the financial sector before turning her talent to content lets her crunch the numbers on price with ease. Tara leads the coverage of Canstar Blue’s ratings and awards for the internet and phone sectors and is an expert at advising consumers on how to use comparison tools to find the best power, internet or phone deal.
Tara has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Canberra and is passionate about simplifying complex subjects so consumers aren’t just informed, they’re connected and confident.
Emma Bradstock is Canstar Blue’s Senior Telco Specialist, which means she covers all things internet- and phone-related, from news about the latest smartphone releases to 5G guides, hot NBN deals and mobile and internet industry news. Her specialist area is in-depth handset reviews, in which she puts new phones to the test to determine whether their specs add up to value for money. Emma also leads Canstar Blue’s ratings for the tech sector and plays a key role in presenting Canstar Blue’s internet and phone ratings and awards to readers.
Emma’s passionate about helping consumers find a better deal on their phone and internet plans, along with explaining hard-to-understand topics and identifying products worth purchasing so Aussies can buy with confidence. Her experience in creating content for websites, social media, in email and on video allows her to provide this info for consumers in plenty of formats and on multiple platforms – handy when the topic is particularly tricky.
Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and over a decade of professional writing experience at print and digital media outlets and for digital agencies.
When she isn’t focused on telco content, you’ll find Emma cooking up a storm or sewing her latest quilt while listening to history podcasts and heavy metal, or maybe just binge-watching her favourite shows (she has a soft spot for streaming, especially fantasy, sci-fi and all things Marvel).
Kelseigh Wrigley is Canstar Blue’s Energy Specialist, where she covers the retail energy market, with a focus on electricity, solar and gas. Previously, Kelseigh contributed to online publications such as Hunter and Bligh, and even had a short stint on the airwaves, reporting local news for community radio station 4ZZZ.
Kelseigh joined the Canstar Blue team after completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology. She has a strong understanding of the complexities of Australia’s energy landscape and a particular interest in providing consumers with easy-to-read information on their energy options, with a focus on solar energy. Kelseigh also leads the coverage of Canstar Blue’s ratings and awards for the energy sector and is passionate about helping bill-payers discover money-saving deals on electricity, solar and gas.
When Kelseigh isn’t busy keeping up to date with the energy sector, you can catch her curled up with a good book, baking up a storm or indulging in a few episodes of reality TV.
Abi Buckland is a Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where she focuses on energy topics – solar in particular – but also turns her hand to a wide range of consumer topics. Previously, Abi was a freelance social media manager and content producer for small Brisbane businesses, which included curating and sending monthly newsletters. She’s always had a passion for writing, having won several awards during her schooling years, and looks for professional opportunities that further her skills with words in the digital space.
Abi joined the Canstar Blue team while completing a Bachelor of Business Management/Laws (Honours) at the University of Queensland, with a special interest in online media.
When she’s not in the Canstar Blue newsroom or studying for her degree, Abi enjoys supporting the Brisbane Broncos and catching up on the latest movies and TV shows.
Dean Heckscher is Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, and leads Canstar Blue’s entry into new areas of content. He also covers everything from appliances to small business, streaming services and the vehicles scene. Dean’s been writing in the comparison industry for more than five years, and prior to that, worked for three years as a freelance writer whose work has included CarHamlet, Viw Magazine and Simple Living Australia.
Dean has dual Bachelor degrees in Business and Creative & Professional Writing from the Queensland University of Technology and completed further training in SEO and social media to further his expertise in producing digital content.
Dean is passionate about breaking down complex topics to help consumers better understand products, services and the markets around them. In his free time, Dean enjoys playing sport, volunteering and dreaming of a quiet country life, and is currently learning how to grow petunias.
Kate King is a Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where she writes about appliances and consumer products. She has been a writer for more than five years across a number of disciplines, from journalistic feature writing to search content production and marketing copywriting. Her work has appeared in publications like iseekplant’s Flapping Mouth Blog, Muscle Nation and her own online publication. Not only has she contributed her writing skills, but Kate has also had her turn in leadership editorial roles for QUT’s 2020 issue of Frocket Zine and other small startup projects.
Kate has a Bachelor of Creative Industries majoring in Media and Communications and Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology.
She enjoys storytelling and the opportunity to share people’s unique talents and if she isn’t doing that, she’s slinging coffee as a barista or on the pitch playing Rugby Union.
Kate Lockyer is a Content Producer at Canstar Blue, where she writes in the Home and Lifestyle team. She’s been writing professionally for two years, and has worked as a content writer, media assistant and newsroom contributor for a variety of organisations and publications, including the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Service, community radio station 4ZZZ and Shelly’s Swim School.
Kate is completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Queensland and plans to pursue a Master of Information Technology.
When Kate isn’t writing you’ll be sure to find her either listening to a podcast or on the football field. She is a passionate member of the UQ Football Club and loves to watch a professional game when she can.
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