The Continuum Partners

Kristin Westlake

Kristin Westlake

Principal and Founder

Kristin has more than 15 years experience in corporate communication, the majority in institutional and retail financial services. She has guided major firms in government and regulatory affairs; crisis and defensive communication; media relations; internal communication; and B2B and B2C marketing communications.

Kristin holds a Master of Arts in Organisational Communication, and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. Her book, Confessions of the Winemaker, was published in 2004.

Kristin splits her time between Sydney and Singapore.

Daniel Inman

Daniel Inman

China Director

Daniel Inman is an experienced financial writer who has worked in Hong Kong, China and Japan for more than a decade. He most recently covered markets across Asia and China’s financial system for The Wall Street Journal. Before that he was a deal reporter at FinanceAsia, a leading sell-side trade publication, where he also wrote about the Chinese economy.

Daniel has a strong understanding of finance and economics across Asia – in addition to an awareness of how the region fits into the global financial system. He has a special focus on China.

He has also provided marketing consultancy services to several of the world’s largest financial institutions – creating high-quality content for a number of global banks as well as several asset management companies.

Daniel is from the United Kingdom and has a B.A. and MPhil in Philosophy from University College London.

Heather Gascoinge

Heather Gascoigne

Strategic Director Content and Digital

Heather has fourteen years’ experience devising and executing communications strategies for clients across the IT and financial services sectors. A Silicon Valley native, she’s managed media campaigns for a number of leading technology companies, including Philips, Sony Electronics, Sun Microsystems and Juniper Networks.

Most recently, Heather managed internal communications for the IT & Operations function of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, expanding her knowledge and passion in IT to financial services technology.

Heather has worked in the US, UK and Australia, supporting both regional and global PR programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and is currently based in Sydney.

Heather Gascoinge

Kate Westlake

Strategic Director Events

Kate is one of Australia’s most experienced event producers. With more than 20 years’ experience producing creative, luxurious, exciting and surprising events for companies including Sony, Google and Kimberly Clark, Kate has the magic touch when it comes to delighting her guests. Kate holds qualifications in Fine Arts and Drama and adds a special flair to everything she does for Continuum clients. Kate also specialises in promoting productivity at work through corporate workshops in meditation and laughter yoga.

Chris Dillon

Chris Dillon

Senior Associate

Christopher has worked with some of the world’s most successful companies, including Bechtel, Deloitte, the Economist Group, Manulife, Munich Re and Wal-Mart.

Christopher is the author of Landed: The guide to buying property in Japan. His first book, Landed: The expatriate’s guide to buying and renovating property in Hong Kong, was a local bestseller.

His writing has won numerous awards. Most recently, Airport Authority Hong Kong’s 2009/10 and 2008/09 annual reports received silver awards for writing at the annual International Galaxy Awards.

An accomplished trainer, Christopher has led small-group and one-on-one communications workshops for more than 300 senior executives in China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

Yasuo Kamai

Yasuo Kamai

Japan Communication Strategist

Yasuo has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and financial communications. He began his career with Nissan Motor Company as a PR and IR specialist, where he learned the traditional Japanese style of doing business. “Don’t be deceived by the business suits,” Yasuo says. “They are still wearing Samurai Kimono at heart.”

Yasuo has held director-level positions at Prudential Investment and Moody’s Corporation, as well as four global PR consulting agencies with clients including Wilber Ross, Standard & Poor’s, Parex Bank, Visa International, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Societe Generale, Aetna International, GE Capital, LTCB Warburg Securities, Allstate Automobile Insurance, NASDAQ Japan, ICAP and World Gold Council.

Yasuo holds LL.B in US Commercial Codes from Keio University and a professional interpreter’s certificate from Simul Academy Tokyo. He is a member of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.

Beth Harris

Beth Harris

Account Director

Beth is a financial and corporate communications specialist with over 10 years’ experience in the development and implementation of comprehensive, global investor relations and communications programmes.

Beth has worked with a number of high profile clients in SE Asia, including: Bloomberg, BSI, CQS, Gemfields, KrisEnergy, Olam International and Petra Diamonds. Working closely with management teams, she has successfully implemented media engagement, research analyst and investor relations programmes, and has acted on numerous projects involving reputation management, crisis and issues management, internal communications and business development. Beth has experience of a range of transactions including IPOs, secondary fundraisings and M&A.

Prior to relocating to Singapore two years ago, Beth spent five years at one of the largest financial PR advisory firms in London, where she was central to the Natural Resources and Financials sector teams. Beth is also a Director of the Singapore Mining Club.

Richard Chatterton

Richard Chatterton

Media Analyst

Richard is works as a media analyst and account support manager for Continuum. He holds a Marketing and Communication degree from The University of South Australia and has previously worked in PR and marketing roles at iThe Public Relations Institute of Australia and Newsmaker PR.

Richard Chatterton

Katie Fuller

PR Assistant

Katie is studying Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) at the University of Sydney. Katie works part-time for Continuum in a variety of support roles including media list creation, pitching and followup, reporting and client liaison.

Peter Hansen

Peter Hansen

Account Director

Peter is a communications and marketing specialist with 25 years’ experience in strategic communications, reputation and issues management, investor relations, media engagement and marketing communications with the last 15 years a strong focus in financial services including blue-ribbon financial institutions, Government organisations and listed companies including ANZ, BT Financial Group, Telstra and WorkCover NSW.