Joint CEO & Commercial Director
Before starting Time Out in Australia with co-founder Justin, Mike was working as a lawyer in the Middle East, doing a bunch of shitty jobs. Quite literally. He’d been knee deep advising the sponsors of a sewerage project in the little known emirate of Ajman, north of Dubai. In the early days of the publishing venture he was instrumental in the corporate structuring and fundraising for Time Out Australia. These days he has primary responsibility for the commercial growth of the Time Out brand in Australia and New Zealand, new product development, and client services. His love of fine liquor sees him propping up bars around the country most school nights. He’s also a judge for several hospitality industry awards throughout the year.
Michael Rodrigues on LinkedIn.
Angus Fontaine is Time Out’s Publishing Director and was founding Editor-in-Chief of Time Out Sydney when it launched in 2007. A regular presence on Sydney radio and an award-winning feature writer and TV presenter, Fontaine now oversees Time Out’s Guides and special projects division.
Nick Dent is an arts journalist of some 20 years’ experience whose writings on cinema have appeared in many Australian publications. Formerly the editor of Time Out Sydney and Black+White magazines, he now oversees Time Out Australia’s national editorial content.
Time Out Sydney Editor
Sydney-born, raised and educated, Joel Meares is a former writer for The Sydney Morning Herald’s the(sydney)magazine and associate editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. He has a Master’s from New York’s Columbia University Journalism School and his work has appeared in Wired (US & UK) and Good Weekend.
Joint CEO & Group Publisher
Justin is the Group Publisher of Time Out Australia. He co-founded the business with Mike Rodrigues, selflessly rescuing the latter from a career in law. The two of them set to work securing the publishing franchise for Australia & New Zealand as well as the start-up capital to do so. Justin has worked for more than a decade in the publishing industry. He was previously the Publisher of the Time Out Middle East titles, based in Dubai, where he took Time Out from a one-town print product to a regional multi-platform media brand (comprising magazines, travel guides, ticketing and more). Justin’s role as Publisher is to plot a course in Australia which breaks new digital ground and benefits readers and advertisers alike.
Justin Etheridge on LinkedIn.
Having designed his way across 3 continents – working with clients as diverse as Jeep, Agent Provocateur and Fairmont Hotels along the way – Phil has been the driving force behind Time Out’s creative and content development since its launch in the Australian market.
Time Out Melbourne Editor
Jenny Valentish is editor of Time Out Melbourne, bunkered in the heart of Fitzroy. She previously edited Triple J Magazine and has held editorial roles at a swag of Australian and UK publications. By night she is training to be a professional wrestler (name suggestions welcome) and maintains a blog dedicated to trying something new every day of the year.