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.
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
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.
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.
Co-founder and Non-Executive Director
Justin 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).
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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.
A results-oriented, proven achiever, Nicholas is responsible for the commercial growth of Time Out Australia. Passionate about creative innovation, food and media, his professional experience spans agency, banking and heck, he even once owned a restaurant. Today, Nicholas manages Time Out’s commercial strategy, collaborating with brands to tell meaningful stories through engaging content.