Meet the Team

some of our key players

David Keers-Trafford

Director (Founder)

David Keers-Trafford

Director (Founder)

The most important things to David in the media space is to create success for his clients who have placed trust in his agency and to build a happy and determined team at DCT8. Out of work everything is about racing cars, flying helicopters and chasing his dreams (where possible with his daughter).

Kirsty Pearlman

Executive Assistant

Kirsty Pearlman

Executive Assistant

Kirsty has been here from the beginning, as with many EA's her role expands a lot further than managing diaries! With her outgoing personality, and previous experience in events, her role here has extended into project managing experiential activities, along with planning our content and production campaigns. Kirsty is a huge F1 fan and most likely to be found strolling around the Heath with a giant furry dog, or spinning at the gym.

Lorna Dundon

Head of Media

Lorna Dundon

Head of Media

Joining the team in early 2017, Lorna brings experience from both client and agency roles, having worked on award winning accounts across various European markets for the past 15+ years. She is now leading the media team here at DCT8, driving excellence in strategy, planning, buying and client servicing, ensuring best in class work and maximising value for clients. Lorna is an avid cyclist and baker which means she needs to increase her miles when the baking goes full throttle!

George Ripton

Senior Designer

George Ripton

Senior Designer

Arriving with a wealth of experience working with some of the world’s most iconic brands. George is an ideas man who loves seeing a concept through from the initial pencil and paper stage to the polished end result, whether that be in print or digital form. His creativity branches further onto his passion for illustration, music and fashion. George is also a huge sports fan and can often be found watching anything from football and boxing to formula 1.

Ruta Kiaupaite

Media Executive

Ruta Kiaupaite

Media Executive

Ruta joined the team in 2017 and brings to DCT8 her experience in digital media planning. She is driven by her natural interest in behavioral trends, digital innovations, and research and takes her experience and passion for investigating human behaviour to advertising. So much so that she is now undertaking a Master’s degree in Digital Anthropology...so intriguing! Her interest in all things cultural originated from frequent travelling and living in different countries.

Lyanna Asmadi

Junior Media Executive

Lyanna Asmadi

Junior Media Executive

A storyteller. Lyanna believes that a brands’ personality should shine bright on social channels, and she knows exactly how to make a brand’s voice heard. She brings her experience as a micro influencer to the table, and with that she managed to grow our client’s social channels at an incredible rate. When she’s not on social, you can find her deadlifting 45KG at the gym (or more soon) or visiting instagrammable places to eat and well... Instagram! Life as a social media exec.

Matt Gray

Junior Media Planner

Matt Gray

Junior Media Planner

Matt joined the team in 2019, bringing his passion for languages & experience in Online Marketing to the DCT8 team. As a product of the social media boom, Matt understands the importance of targeting consumers where they are at and enjoys collaborating with clients to achieve success. In his spare time Matt loves visiting independent coffee shops and debating the latest issues surrounding British & European politics.

Jackie Withey

Accountant and Strategic Advisor

Jackie Withey

Accountant and Strategic Advisor

Jackie has been on the DCT8 journey as an accountant and strategic advisor from the outset. She brings over 35 years of commercial and financial knowledge to the business and enjoys working in the creative industries and with entrepreneurs to drive their businesses forward. You will often see Jackie at weekends on the pit wall of a race track urging her partner's race car on and enjoys spending time as an executive producer on TV and Film projects.