Current Issue #488

Drawn to the City:
Team Adelaide Review

Each month this column sought to celebrate the passions and careers of South Australians. Now as the 36-year history of The Adelaide Review draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at some of the faces behind these pages.

For the final Drawn to the City, I have sketched the team that made this magazine possible, whose tireless work has seen The Adelaide Review continue to make a unique and important contribution to the life and culture of the city and state right down to the final issue.

As they share with us a memory of their time with the magazine, from all the contributors, we thank them, and wish them well in the next chapter of their careers.

Amanda Pepe
Publishing Director
Joined in 2017 (for the second time!)

“Highlights? So many. Being at the helm of such a respected and revered publication has been an honour and, as with most things in life, it is the people who have made the difference. The staff, who have worked so hard in impossible circumstances, the contributors, the readers and the clients. It’s been a highlight of my career and I will miss it.”

Jana Patman
Advertising Executive/Administration
Joined 2017

“Meeting so many amazing and talented people over the years and all the relationships I’ve developed with staff and clients. I’ve also loved working across the various Hot 100 Wines events.”

Jess Bayly
Digital Manager
Joined 2013

“In my role I’ve been lucky to work with some of the most creative and intelligent people in the media industry on projects that have contributed to Adelaide’s progressive arts, fashion, culture and food scene.

“In the digital space, I am proud of the initiatives my team developed and implemented, bringing engaging and informative content to our loyal audience. Buzzwords aside though, I’m going to miss my colleagues… even if they often thought of me as the IT helpdesk.”

Sabas Renteria
Group Design Director
Joined 2010

“Being part of The Adelaide Review for many years I’d say the highlight has been all the talented and good people I’ve had the chance to work with, especially the current team, they’ve been excellent under difficult circumstances.”

Sam Tokay
Advertising Sales Executive
Joined 2020 – ha!

“It has been a short time for me, but working with awesome and authentic people who can have a laugh and put their unique personalities into their work and brand has been an amazing experience.”

Sia Duff
Joined 2017

“2020 has been a tough year, but being able to capture historic moments like the June BLM rally is something I won’t soon forget. It’s also reminded me of the small things that we once took for granted – like stepping into someone’s house to take their portrait, and spending an hour just talking over a cuppa.”

Walter Marsh
Digital Editor
Joined 2014

“I am a real nerd for this city and its people, so to have an excuse to dig into its history, characters and contradictions is such a treat. Also, what a privilege to work with such a rich pool of regular and guest contributors – I’m so proud of the stories we’ve been able to tell.”

Leo Greenfield

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Leo Greenfield is freelance illustrator. His work can be found at

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