Who does it
Les Winton BA DipEd, MA (MktgComs), MAMSRS (QPMR)FAICD, FAIM, FAMI (CPM), is Managing Director and owner of Artcraft Research, and has been a market researcher for 34 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Social Sciences, a Diploma of Education, and a Master of Arts in Marketing Communications.
After working in marketing positions with a Swedish steel company in Australia (1962-66), Les was called up for National Service, serving in Australia and South Vietnam (1966-68). He then completed his initial university studies (1969-73) and embarked upon a career in market research and marketing with ANOP (1971-81), before starting his own consultancy Artcraft Studios (Artcraft Research, Artcraft Marketing and Artcraft Training) in 1981.
Mr Winton is a Member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS), through which he has Qualified Practising Market Researcher status (QPMR), the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) and the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Australian Institute of Management (AIM), and the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) through which he has Certified Practising Marketer status (CPM).
Laurie West is Operations Manager of Artcraft Research, and Manager of our Queensland Operations. He worked for thirteen years with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (1969-81), on a range of economical, social and population surveys. His principal interest and experience was in the Population Surveys area, ultimately managing the field operations of the NSW office.
Mr West set up his own consultancy in 1981, providing expertise in survey development, field services and field management expertise on a wide range of large surveys for government and industry. Over the years, Laurie has worked with Artcraft Research on many projects where his skills in project management, specialised field services, and attention to detail can be fully utilised.
Marie Pears is a Project Executive at Artcraft Research.
Before joining Artcraft Research, Marie spent many years in the health and education sectors, and has developed expertise in the sourcing and assembling of secondary data and the building and accessing of databases.
Marie’s role also includes analysis of qualitative data from focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and community consultations.
Robyn Kunko works with Artcraft Research as our National Field Consultant Manager, and has 25 years of experience in market and social research.
She assembled and manages an IQCA-accredited team of highly professional interviewers and recruitment personnel trained to her exacting standards, who have worked on many Artcraft Research assignments for more than two decades.
Robyn is a member of the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS, formerly the Market Research Society of Australia, MRSA) and is a past chairperson and treasurer of its Field Management Group in SA.
Mike Hunter is a Research Executive at Artcraft Research. Before joining Artcraft Research, Mike spent many years working with various aid organisations and other NFPs as a project leader, mainly among remote communities in developing countries. He has a BA majoring in Sociology, and several training qualifications.
Mike’s role with Artcraft Research involves the design and implementation of program evaluations. He also contributes to studies involving Indigenous, disadvantaged and rural and remote communities.
We also engage a small and select number of other senior research consultants and technical specialists to assist with projects as the need arises.