As Area Director of the Encore operations in Fiji, I lead a team of brilliant minds in exceeding our client’s expectations in every event we are a part of. I am the main point of contact for any high-end production elements that are required for our potential clients executing events in Fiji.
In my role, no two days are ever the same. One day, I might be sending proposals to a client while the next day, I am delivering equipment to an outdoor beach event. I am extremely motivated by the dynamic and challenging nature of my job as it enables me to grow, making every day better than the last.
I believe in implementing an inclusive, collaborative approach to the way we run operations in Fiji. We have a small office and a very close-knit team, so I want to make sure everyone feels welcome voicing their opinion on how we can improve and progress.
Working alongside my team to bring a client’s vision to life and delight attendees keeps me inspired every day. I take great pride in leading such an incredible group of people ad being a part of the Encore family.
As National Sales Director, my job is to ensure all our clients have an exceptional experience when using our services to coordinate an event.
My main goal is to use creativity to give life to our client’s ideas and turn them into reality. Through collaboration, I strive to break the boundaries, turning every customer’s imagination into a unique experience that delivers beyond their expectations
After 18 years in the company, I have learnt to believe in the power of teamwork. The ideas created by one mind are incomparable to those created by multiple. I aspire to cultivate customer-centric teams of individuals who are constantly in search of what can be improved upon.
My favourite aspect of my role is the opportunity to collaborate with an array of intellectual, creative talents every day. I am dedicated to delivering the world’s best services, and I am a firm believer that this can only be done alongside the world’s best team.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
My role as General Manager of Queensland, New Zealand and Fiji sees me responsible for the day-to-day delivery of our events across these regions.
My role is to support and enable our venue-based sales and delivery teams to perform at their best, delivering everything from a production-heavy gala awards night to the daily, small meeting setups; it’s our people that make each of our events great.
My background in marketing and tourism has taught me the importance of placing our customer at the centre of all management decisions, and the strength of an engaged and motivated team.
I joined the team in 2017 and have found inspiration in the global network of great people and exciting, creative ideas that Encore encourages.
My favourite aspect of events is the AV – I believe this can be the difference between a good event and a sensational one!
Tim holds a Bachelor of Tourism from the University of Otago.
As Area Director of the Australian Capital Territory region, I work to build a skilled team who drive quality delivery and event outcomes which exceed our client’s expectations.
In my 20 years working with Encore, I have held numerous roles as AESM, ESM, Account Manager, Sales Manager and Event Director and previous to joining Encore as a Studio Technician, AV Technician and Event Organiser.
This diverse experience enables me to understand every aspect of event delivery and has taught me how imperative teamwork is when it comes to achieving our clients’ end objectives.
As a leader, I believe that effective communication at all levels is crucial, from understanding our clients’ brief and event design right through to the production of the completed event.
The favourite aspect of my role has always been collaborating with the team to create unrivalled experiences for our clients and their audiences. When we are all actively involved in the project at hand, there is no limit to what we can create.
As Regional General Manager for South West Australia, I lead the teams across Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, I lead each team as they work to achieve the sales and operational objectives that have been set.
Through our work, I have become determined to help companies communicate their corporate message in an exciting and interesting way. Our recent work with the AWD Alliance on the launch of the third Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Sydney, on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian government, demonstrated our passion for executing major events while maintaining both high attention to detail and attentive customer service.
After nearly 30 years in the industry, I have worked across many roles from general technician to production manager to team leader. I am a fierce advocate for my staff, always looking for ways to define and accomplish business objectives together. Through my diverse experiences, I have learned that an effective team of people lies at the core of any successful organisation
Receiving instant feedback about our work and being able to see the benefit of what we do first-hand is incredibly rewarding. The opportunity to celebrate and share these successes alongside such a brilliant team is truly what keeps me motivated the most.
Brien holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English with minors in Technical Theatre and Communications from Murdoch University.
I’ve been the Marketing Director for Asia Pacific for over five years, managing all aspects of marketing for the business, based in the Sydney head office.
My work includes all aspects of marketing, including campaigns, sales collateral, promotions of our new products and services, public relations, communications and brand management. I also manage our talented staff responsible for digital and design, and support our executives in developing proposals for new venue partnerships and major events. I also manage our external agencies for communications, advertising, photography and video production.
No two days are ever the same in my role – which is why I love it! I take a collaborative approach to managing my team. I believe there is no job that one person can do better than a team working together to achieve a positive outcome.
I love the energy of the events industry, creating amazing experiences for our clients and guests, and always being at the forefront of trends and technologies that make live events increasingly engaging.
A couple of my favourite events to date include an Amway VIP incentive event at the Cutaway at Barangaroo featuring amazing projections bringing the rugged sandstone walls to life; and our award-winning event with Asian Paints with live gesture control.
Adele has over 20 years’ experience in marketing, branding and communications. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology from Leeds Metropolitan University.
As Production & Procurement Manager, I strive to keep Encore at the forefront of innovation and event technology.
I believe innovation is only truly achieved when an organisation operates effectively. Therefore, I am constantly seeking new ways to engage the brilliant minds that make up our great team.
My prior experience in theatre, broadcast and live music instilled in me a deep passion for creativity, inspiring me to pursue a career in the ever-evolving events industry. I joined Staging Connections as Technical Director, working to deliver some of the largest, most impressive events Staging Connections had ever seen.
After two decades in the industry, I continue to have an overwhelming zeal for implementing unrivalled shows that enthuse and astonish our clients as well as their audiences.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Queensland and a Certificate IV in Live Production.
As General Manager of NSW & ACT, I’m responsible for leading the Encore offices to achieve strategic objectives and operational excellence throughout these two important States. Day-to-day, I oversee our operations to ensure business plans are successfully implemented, objectives are achieved and there is consistency across our business units.
Prior to becoming Encore, I was in the same role at Staging Connections. I’ve also held positions in sales and venues.
My experience, in numerous roles, enables me to anticipate the obstacles that may be faced and ensure effective, informed decision-making.
People are at the core of our business and I endeavour to foster a culture that is collaborative, inclusive and fun.
Nicole has worked with Encore (formerly Staging Connections) for 16 years. She holds a Bachelor of Hospitality Management – University of Western Sydney, and a Diploma in Management – Management Consultancy International.
Phil Gardner is the Chief Information Officer at Encore Event Technologies Group, leading the IT and Procurements Departments. In his 12 years at Encore (previously Staging Connections Group), Phil has been a constant source of innovation, design, development and implementation of key business systems and processes with a particular focus on reducing costs and complexity from the business as a whole.
Phil’s experience stems from 13 years serving in the British Army as a Warrant Officer. During his military career he served in many different roles from bringing new equipment into service, maintaining radar systems to building the first PC networks. Since then for the last 18 years he has worked in almost every role of IT from helpdesk, application, infrastructure, programming to senior management in both the public and private sectors. His last role before joining Staging Connections in 2008 was as the CIO for Chubb Australia.