Chief Information Officer
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.