Sarah Penn, Managing Director, Mayflower Consulting
Founder and CEO, Telescope

Sarah founded Mayflower Consulting in 2014, to help super funds and investment managers succeed, with a focus on the intersection between customer experience, regtech and business strategy. Prior to this Sarah was a Division Director at Macquarie Bank, and held numerous roles across marketing, product and strategy. Sarah has a marketing and information management degree from the University of Western Australia, and is a known industry commentator with articles appearing in most major industry publications. Her newest adventure is Telescope, a new online fact find for financial planners and their clients.

Sarah regularly presents at industry conference. If you would like Sarah to present at your next conference, please get in touch. Her 2019 engagements include:

  • 7-9 August          InvestorDaily Wraps, Platforms and Masterfunds Conference

  • 6 September      ifa Client Experience Workshop Sydney

  • 23 October         AIST Super Legal & Compliance Symposium

  • 31 October         ifa Client Experience Workshop Melbourne

Here’s what previous attendees have to say about Sarah’s presentations:

  • Great from a communications perspective.

  • What a refreshing, practical and knowledgeable speaker Sarah Penn was.

  • Sarah Penn was very energetic with great slides. Made what would have normally been a boring subject into something really interesting.

  • Great presentation. Very clear, concise and useful.

  • Very informative engaging speaker.

  • Excellent speaker, good examples and thought provoking.

  • Enjoyed listening to Sarah Penn, brilliant session!

  • Excellent presenter who provided real solutions.

  • Excellent points and very well delivered.

  • Sarah Penn was very engaging and provided a very insightful presentation. Some really useful information to takeaway and apply.

  • Sarah was very good at identifying issues in a simple way and her presentation was very easy to follow.

 Despite naming the business after the Mayflower, Sarah can’t sail. She has been on a catamaran once.


Cameron Woods, Corporate Communications Specialist

Cameron is a broadly skilled communications manager with over 11 years’ professional experience in both internal and external communications throughout corporate, not-for-profit and government environments, including media manager for the Australia Council for the Arts.

Cameron is a versatile and skilled project manager who has repeatedly delivered innovative, multifaceted communications projects. He believes firmly in a collaborative approach to projects and is committed to sharing his skills with others in order to produce good outcomes and build a great workplace culture.

He has a background in broadcasting and extensive experience of social media and the online environment. His experience is underpinned by advanced technical skills in IT plus audio and event production. He has delivered accredited management training and managed change in a number of evolving businesses.

In keeping with the Mayflower nautical theme, Cameron loves boats and spent four years as a sailmaker (…it was a long time ago!)


Deborah Blott, Business Manager

Deborah (Deb) has an extensive background in Financial Management, Public Relations, Communications and Events, Marketing, Social Media, Human Resources and Administration.

She previously managed the public relations for high profile brands such as Champagne Bollinger, Grolsch, Teacher’s, Campari, Petaluma, Henschke and Brokenwood. As Business Manager for a boutique recruitment company she was responsible for the financial management, marketing, public relations and social media including organisation of the Advisory Board and submission of tenders. 

During her career she has completed additional training courses in public relations, marketing and finance including MYOB / Xero accounting and she is a Justice of the Peace. At Mayflower Deb manages the accounts, marketing and social media plus other business responsibilities.

She has never really sailed before but does enjoy spending time at the beach!