We would like to introduce you to our team

With a combined 40 years of advertising, marketing and recruitment experience, the Big Splash team is a mix of talented individuals! We thought you might like to get to know us a little better.

Sharon Davies

Founding Director

Sharon believes in constant challenge and innovation. With a background in recruitment she was the original driving force behind the establishment of Big Splash in New Zealand and Australia. Her coalface experience means Sharon understands the business better than anyone, from graphic design, to media buying through to recruitment technology development.

A NZ Business Woman of the Year 2015 finalist, Sharon continues to strive for new and innovative solutions in the recruitment sector. Today, Sharon oversees global operations as well as managing ongoing business strategy and relationships with key accounts.

Dianne Bow

Operations Manager

With expertise in accounting and management of finances, Dianne oversees daily financial operation of the business. A key figure since Big Splash was founded in 2002, Dianne continues to manage and implement finance policy and procedure. She is also responsible for the effective implementation of business expansion.

Steve Ballantyne


Steve has a passion for innovative branding strategy. He is a highly acclaimed expert brand specialist involved with Big Splash at a strategic level. With over 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising, he is one of New Zealand’s leading B2B minds.

Lycan Wu


Lycan has been with our team for over 7 years and is critical to daily operations at Big Splash through supporting our account management team. He liaises with media, manages database updates so you can see all the latest media deals, he processes online bookings and is a general jack of all trades. He also supports our clients through our online chat function who have questions or just need a little help.

Joe Owen

Senior Account Manager

Joe is an experienced marketing consultant with over 5 years of Account Management experience in advertising and creative agencies. She has a particular passion for employer branding and working with businesses to map out long-term driven employer brand strategies. Joe works with businesses in a range of industries New Zealand wide.

Amy Carr

Digital Marketing Coordinator

As a creative, Amy comes from a unique background of Music and Composition having graduated from the University of Otago and relocating to Melbourne in 2016. She has since been working within the advertising space as an Advertising Coordinator and Account Manager developing our client’s brands. In 2018 Amy was promoted to Digital Marketing Coordinator where she manages client campaigns and internal marketing. With a background in song writing, Amy is our resident copywriter, creating concepts for brand campaigns as well as writing articles for our blog.