Philip Gardner

Philip Gardner

Chief Information Officer
Sydney, NSW

Phil Gardner is the Chief Information Officer at Encore Event Technologies Group, leading the IT and Procurements Departments. In his 8 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 in 2008 was as the CIO for Chubb Australia.

Tony Chamberlain

Managing Director
Sydney, NSW

Malcolm Craig

Chief Financial Officer
Sydney, NSW

Philip Gardner

Chief Information Officer
Sydney, NSW

Nicole Russell

General Manager Region NSW & ACT
Sydney, NSW

Tim Morgan

Director Strategic Partnerships
Sydney, NSW

Andrew MacColl

Production & Procurement Manager
Sydney, NSW

Adele Symonds

Marketing Director - APAC
Sydney, NSW

Stuart Buchanan

Area Director - ACT
Canberra, ACT

Tim Keeling

General Manager Region QLD & Pacific
Auckland, NZ

Michael Magafa

National Sales Director
Sydney, NSW

Adam Blyth

Area Director Fiji

Nathan McKenzie

Operations Director - APAC

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What our clients say

Every technical aspect that Encore Event Technologies (formerly Staging Connections) was involved with ran perfectly. It was a pleasure to work with you and such dedicated and experienced staff.

Angela Dawson

Logistics Manager, International Monetary Conference

The most important attributes of Encore Event Technologies (formerly Staging Connections) is their reliability and honesty. In all dealings with Encore complete transparency is used and what they promise is always delivered.

Anthony Do Rozario

Illuminated Industries

Encore Event Technologies (formerly Staging Connections) are a company that continues to grow because of its strong focus on staff, training and commitment to the purchase of high quality products which ensures they can deliver the services to the expectation of their clients, every time, without fail.

John Dignam

Account Manager, JANDS

We have always found Encore Event Technologies (formerly Staging Connections) to be extremely professional to work with and very knowledgeable in providing advice and expertise in event planning and delivery. They have a can-do attitude and always manage to deliver on bringing any idea to life.

Katy Cuskelly

Marketing Campaigns and Events Manager, Griffith University