The ClearAds team come from diverse backgrounds and industries including media, education and fine arts.

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.

Upendra DeSilva

Classification Supervisor

One of the newer members of the ClearAds team, Upendra joins us with previous experience working as a Customer Service Representative and a Legal Assistant. His interest in the role as a Classifier comes from his studies in a Bachelor of Communications and Laws.
Upendra has a passion for film and television and enjoys taking photos on his 35mm camera.

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 has been with ClearAds since 2019. She 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

Hyun is the Legal Counsel at ClearAds. 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.

Alycia Poulton

Classifier

Alycia has recently joined the ClearAds team. 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

Classifier

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”!

Tom Lovat

Classifier

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!

Nick Subjak

Classifier

We are pleased to introduce you to one of our newest team members, Nick! Prior to joining us at ClearAds, Nick worked as a contact centre supervisor and has undertaken an array of studies. These include an Advanced Diploma in Marketing and Advertising, a Diploma in Massage Therapy and a Bachelor of Communications in Creative Writing.
Nick is passionate about all things theatrics - in his spare time, he writes plays, acts and assesses scripts. Fun fact – Nick performed in a Game of Thrones themed burlesque show!

Rebecca Smith

Administrator

Rebecca joined the ClearAds team in February 2022, 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.