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The ClearAds team come from diverse backgrounds and industries including media, communication and law.

United by a love of communication and desire to make advertising approvals simple and transparent, the ClearAds team work hard to provide a consistently high level of service.

Alison Lee

Director of ClearAds

Alison has been the Director of Commercials Advice (now ClearAds) since 2016. Prior to that, she held the positions of Head of Legal and Legal Counsel since joining Free TV in 2009.

Alison holds degrees in both commerce and law and her previous experience includes working in private practice and over 8 years working in the finance industry for a global investment manager, funds management company and a top 4 Australian bank where she held legal and compliance positions. In these roles, Alison worked extensively with marketing, business development and funds management teams providing compliance, commercial and corporate legal advice.

Alison enjoys a good karaoke battle and spends most weekends cheering (yelling) at her kids' sporting events.

Sam Woods

Classification Supervisor

Sam has been with ClearAds since September 2016 and holds a degree in Fine Arts and Web Development, with an IT background in compliance.

Interestingly, Sam was the youngest chairperson of a community radio station in Australia back in the early 2000's!

Ellyn Barclay

Senior Classifier

Ellyn moved to Sydney from her small hometown Yamba in 2010 and has completed a degree in Linguistics and Languages.
In her spare time you'll find her listening to music or reading. She is a dancer at heart, helping backstage manage performance shows for a local studio, Crossover Dance, since 2010.
You’ll never find her without a cup of coffee or two or brightly coloured hair.

Hyun Shin

Legal Counsel

Prior to joining the team Hyun worked as a commercial lawyer in Sydney and London.
Hyun holds a commerce and law degree from UNSW and as part of his law degree, he studied abroad on exchange at the University of Texas in Austin. Hyun has extensive experience in both private practice and in-house having worked at some of the top Australians firm as well as in listed companies providing clients advice on a wide range of commercial and corporate matters.
Outside of work, Hyun enjoys staying fit in both mind and body by partaking in sports and martial arts. He is also a big film buff.

Rebecca Smith


Rebecca joined the ClearAds team, having worked previously in the hospitality industry as a supervisor and barista. She studied a Bachelor of Global Studies majoring in Communications at UTS and moved to Australia from the UK in 2008.
Rebecca loves music, especially attending gigs. She also considers herself quite crafty, enjoying knitting and crochet and loves keeping active by running, roller skating and playing netball.

Alycia Poulton


Alycia has worked in TV sales for 4 years, and loves working in the space, which has lead her to ClearAds. She has a degree in Media and Communications. Alycia loves all things health and wellbeing and you’ll find her often in the gym, doing yoga or any self development.

Rosie Pascall


Rosie originates from Scotland coming to Australia in 2009 in pursuit of some sun! A keen animal lover, Rosie holds a degree in Zoology and is an Equestrian Australia Qualified Horse-Riding coach!
Outside of work, Rosie spends her time spoiling her two Australian shepherds, Huxley and Stryker and has, much to her surprise, come to thoroughly enjoy Netflix’s fly-on-the-wall show, “Drive To Survive”!

Shiela Calaunan


We are pleased to introduce you to one of our newest team members, Shiela! Shiela comes to us with a Bachelor of Media from Macquarie University where she mostly focused on film production. Shiela’s interest in the role at ClearAds comes from her previous experience in the editing space, freelance editing wedding videos as well as her role at a video production agency as a Junior Traffic Coordinator and Dubber.
Outside of work, Shiela loves exploring the outdoors and always ensures she makes the time to appreciate nature through coastal hikes or enjoying some of our beautiful beaches. Shiela moved to Sydney from the Philippines in 2007 and, when things aren’t too busy, she also loves to read, particularly contemporary fiction and Asian fiction, exploring growing up/navigating life as an immigrant

Sage Hennigar


Sage has joined the ClearAds team with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication, Sub-Majoring in Advertising with a Diploma in Innovation from UTS. She has a genuine love for working with others and has previous experience in customer service and visual communication in roles focused on building a clientele.
In her spare time, you will find Sage undertaking something creative including painting, drawing, photography, crafting and designing. Sage also loves trying new things, whether that be new cuisines, activities or travelling with her dream travel destination, Japan (again!).

Christopher Tran


Our newest team member Chris joins us with previous experience at a commercial law firm undertaking advertising collateral reviews for clients in industries including insurance, consumer electronics and tele-communications.
Chris completed his degree studying Law at The University of Technology Sydney and is a self-confessed coffee snob gladly spending 15-20 minutes making his perfect morning brew! Outside of work, Chris (who plays jazz piano and synthesizer) loves to jam with his professional drummer brother and go to the gym.

Tom Lovat


With a long-standing enthusiasm for film and media, Tom joined ClearAds in January of 2022. He has previous experience managing Palace Cinemas in Sydney and has completed a Diploma of Screenwriting, Directing and Producing and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.
Outside of work, Tom is an avid learner - he plays music and draws and is always looking to broaden his horizons!