Nicole Russell

Nicole Russell

General Manager ANZPAC
Sydney, NSW

As General Manager ANZPAC, I’m responsible for leading the Encore offices to achieve strategic objectives and operational excellence throughout Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. 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 have progressed through the Staging Connections business, prior to my current role I was Regional General Manager NSW & ACT. 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.


Tony Chamberlain

Managing Director
Sydney, NSW

Malcolm Craig

Chief Financial Officer
Sydney, NSW

Philip Gardner

Chief Information Officer
Sydney, NSW

Nicole Russell

General Manager ANZPAC
Sydney, NSW

Tim Morgan

GM - Strategic Partnerships
Sydney, NSW

Andrew MacColl

Head of Procurement
Sydney, NSW

Adele Symonds

GM Marketing - ANZPAC
Sydney, NSW

Rhiannon Koulinos

Human Resources Manager
Sydney, NSW

Glenn Baines

General Manager Venues
Sydney, NSW

Catrina Bennell

General Manager
Melbourne, VIC

Stuart Buchanan

General Manager
Canberra, ACT

Tim Keeling

General Manager - Venues
Auckland, NZ

Bradley Rees

General Manager
Cairns, QLD

Michael Magafa

National Sales Director
Sydney, NSW

Adam Blyth

Area Manager
Fiji

Daniel Hazard

General Manager
Brisbane

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