Michael Rodrigues
Before starting Time Out in Australia with co-founder Justin, Mike was working as a lawyer in the Middle East, doing a bunch of dirty 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.

Elise Bucholtz
Brand Manager
Elise earned her media stripes working alongside celebrity paparazzo Darryn Lyons for two years in London before joining the Time Out team in Australia. Today she is responsible for Time Out brand management and audience growth in Australia, with a focus on marketing, partnerships and events. Elise Bucholtz on LinkedIn.


Rose Johnstone
Time Out Melbourne Editor
Rose has been a passionate Melburnian all her life and started her Time Out career as an intern with a burning desire to uncover the best the city has to offer. Coming to the Time Out world via book publishing and freelance writing, reviewing and editing, Rose took an (indefinite) break from her Master’s degree in editing and publishing to take on the role of Lifestyle Editor, before becoming Melbourne Editor. Rose Johnstone on Linkedin.



Time Out Australia | Our People | Phil BuntingPhil Bunting
Creative Director
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.
Phil Bunting on LinkedIn

Nick Dent
National Print Director

Nick Dent is an arts journalist of some twenty 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 Australia | Nicholas FonsecaNicholas Fonseca
Time Out Sydney Editor
A Sydneysider by way of New York City, Iowa and California, Nicholas Fonseca has been working with words (and getting paid to do so) for more than two decades. Prior to arriving at Time Out Sydney, he was deputy editor of Madison and spent 10 years writing, reporting, editing, and watching far too much TV for Entertainment Weekly. Nicholas has also written for Slate, Junkee, Who, Sunday Life, Out and The Advocate.