Who We Are

Who we are

We specialise in the best ways to communicate, engage and persuade

Bugseye’s team are all seasoned communications specialists who can bring any story to life. We are experts at identifying key messages and insights that resonant with many different audiences. We can take complex detailed technical information and data and turn it into easy to understand copy that’s written in plain English. Our expertise is based on years of experiences as journalists and corporate communications specialist working for business and government.

Our Team

Leanne Copping


Leanne Copping is a senior communications and stakeholder engagement professional with 25 years’ experience working in infrastructure policy, planning, strategy and delivery.

She has managed project teams working on strategic planning, community consultation, stakeholder engagement and policy development across wide-ranging complex issues including urban planning, infrastructure development, environment and defence.

Leanne can write and edit information for a wide range of audiences to provide a compelling narrative to drive change in community perspectives. I am highly experienced in community and stakeholder engagement, having designed and delivered tailored engagement strategies for a wide range of large and complex projects and policy initiatives.

Steve Harvey


Steve Harvey leads Bugseye’s data and information analysis services and is based in Sydney. He has over 25 years of experience analysing and reporting on data and information, ranging from market and data research to identifying insights and visualising findings in effective, clear and concise ways to support evidence-based business planning.

He has a demonstrated ability to build datasets from many different sources, identify insights and to visualise the findings. He has experience facilitating workshops, focus groups and conducting one-on-one interviews.

Steve has worked in Australia and overseas for both government and Fortune 500 companies across the health, education, resources, urban planning, entertainment and luxury goods sectors.

Ray Sparvell


Ray Sparvell provides Bugseye’s content development and media relations services and is based in Canberra. He has developed winning communications strategies at a global level for a range of multinational clients. Most recently Ray was a senior journalist with the Fairfax Media covering politics, government and general news.

He is a seasoned creative writer experienced in the design and delivery of effective content development strategies in response to wide ranging client needs and issues. This includes the production of presentations, books, films, websites and social media.

Ray’s extensive experience in and understanding of media operations and requirements means he is able to coach clients on effective media interviews and presentations.