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Qualifications:     Public Venue Management School Graduate 2003

                            Cert. IV - Risk Assessment

                            Cert. IV – Training and Assessment

                            Cert. IV – Occupational Health and Safety

                            Diploma Crowd Science and Risk Analysis ( UK )

Professional Experience  


Risk Manager / WHS Consultant – Stage Safety p/l:

Developing risk management systems for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority – Event Delivery.

Updating the Playbill Venues Safety Management System.

Lighting Design:

                            “Dorian Gray – Reimagined”                      Genesian Theatre Company, Sydney

                            “Early Ones” Eileen Kramer                      NIDA Parade Theatre

                            “Forge”                                                   Anna Louise Paul

                            “Bush Bailando”                                       Compania Pepa Molina

                            “Birthrights”                                             Hunters Hill Theatre

                            “Nine, the musical”                                  AFTT, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi

Production Management:

Arts Health Foundation Convention 2016                               NIDA

Forge and Bush Bailando                                                     Riverside Theatre, Parramatta


Risk Manager / WHS Consultant – Stage Safety p/l: Wide variety of events and companies.

Lighting Design:

                            “Gulls” Robert Hewett                               Hunters Hill Theatre

                            “Departures”                                            Ken Unsworth and Australian Dance Artists

                            “Joseph K” Tom Basden                          ACTT, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi

                            “Brief Encounters”                                   Hunters Hill Theatre

                            “Boys from Syracuse                               ACTT, Bondi Pavilion, Bondi

2004 – 2014

Risk Manager / WHS Consultant – Stage Safety p/l:

Risk Management

Provided risk management advice for many large scale corporate event managers such as CiEvents, George P. Johnson Company, Jack Morton Worlswide and many others in a variety of dinners, exhibitions, product launches and functions.  Also covered large scale events such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th celebrations for the Department of Premiers and Cabinet, New Years’ Eve ‘Bridge Operations’ for the City of Sydney and several opera productions for Opera Australia. 

WH&S Consultant

Provided Safety Management Systems for a wide range of service providers in the entertainment industry such as Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics, George P. Johnson Company, Pollard Productions, Planet Entertainment, Chameleon Touring Systems, Norwest Productions but also the Sydney Symphony, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and the Opera Australia Workshop.

Site Management Consultant

Planning and management for sites as varied as V-Festival in Sydney and the Gold Coast, several outdoor concerts for Michael Coppel Presents, Opera on the Big Screen at the Sydney Opera House and Federation Square in Melbourne (simultaneously) and the Cockatoo Island Comedy Festival.  Hope Estate concerts: Rolling Stones, Eagles and Rod Stewart.  Bengali Festival 2015 at Sydney Olympic Park.

2000 - 2004

Technical Manager / Risk Assessor / OH&S Manager:

                            Hordern Pavilion &

                            Royal Hall of Industries                            Playbill Venue Management & Fox Studios Australia

Responsible for the technical delivery of a wide range of events, exhibitions, concerts and dance parties.

1998 - 2000

Technical Consultant Renovations & Operations Manager:

                            Hordern Pavilion &

                            Royal Hall of Industries                            Playbill Venue Management

1993 - 2000

Lighting Design & Production Manager:

                            “Virtuosity”                                              Australian Dancers Company, Perth

                            “Frenzy”                                                  Aku Kadogo, Sydney

                            Peugeot – Annual Dealer

                            Conference                                             Eventures

                            International Fencing

                            Championships Australia                           Australian Fencing Board

                            “Romeo & Juliet”                                     Kings Park , Perth

                            “Prometheus” - Skriabin                           Sydney Symphony Orchestra

                            “Honour”                                                 Griffin Theatre, Sydney

                            “Australian Dance Awards”                       Ausdance, Sydney Opera House

                            “Arabian Nights”                                      State Theatre Company South Australia

                            “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”                  Adelaide Botanic Gardens

                            “Romeo & Juliet”                                     Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens

                            “Four Generations Project”                       Taipei , Taiwan

                            “Aïda”                                                     Indoor Stadium , Singapore

                            “Baryshnikov &

                            White Oak Dance Project”                        Australian & New Zealand Tour

                            “Four Generations Project”                       Taipei , Taiwan

                            “A Choral Sea                                         Sydney Townhall

                            “Housing Industry Awards”                       SCEC

                            “Four Generations Project”                       Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne

                            “DanceWeek 1995”                                  Various Locations

                            Museum of Sydney ” Opening                  Museum of Sydney , Sydney

                            “Casanova Confined”                               Cellblock Theatre, Sydney & Saltram Winery, Barossa Valley

                            “Piaf” Jeannie Lewis                                Melbourne , Perth & Adelaide

                            “Nambundah Festival”                              Belvoir Street Theatre, Sydney

                            “Dinosaurs in Space”                               Tin Lids National Tour

                            “Bad Boy Johnny”                                    Enmore Theatre, Sydney

                            “Dinosaurs in Space” Tin Lids                   National Tour

                            “St George Bank” Midyear Conference

                            “Lexus” LS400 Launch                             National Tour

                            “Housing Industry Awards”                       SCEC

                            “St George Bank” Christmas Conference

                            “1994 Book Awards”                                SCEC

                            “Circus Express”                                     Sheraton Hotel, Seoul - Korea

1990 - 1992

Production Manager:

                            Sydney Dance Company                         International Tour ( France , Colombia , Venezuela )

                                                                                          National Tour ( Melbourne , Brisbane , Canberra )

                                                                                          Sydney Opera House seasons

                            “The Tiffany Show”                                  Tiffany Theatre , Pattaya - Thailand

Lighting Design:

                            “PianoSonata”                                         Sydney Dance Company


                            “Streetcar named Desire”

                            “Some Rooms” (revival)

                            “Nearly Beloved” (revival)

                            “Bard Bits”

                            “The Rape of Lucretia”


                            “Poppy” (revival)

                            “In the Company of (Wo)Man”                   Sydney Dance Company

                            “King Roger”

                            “Sandsiren”                                             The Australian Ballet

                            “Dance Collection 1991” onwards              The Studio, Newtown Performing Arts

                            “Steaming”                                              Theatre Royal, Sydney

                            “Bridging Tunnels”                                   City of Amsterdam Holland


Before 1990

Production Manager

                            Holland Festival                                      1985, 1986

                            Dutch National Ballet                               1983 - 1988

                            Theatre du Soleil, Paris                            1986 ( European Tour )

                            Rina Schenfeld Dance Theatre, Tel Aviv   1983

                            International Ballet Gala                           1985 & 1987 ( Live Television Broadcast )

                            Taller Amsterdam                                     1987 – 1989

                            North Sea Jazz Festival                           The Hague


Deputy Tour Manager:

                            Royal Shakespeare Company                   Holland Tour

                            National Ballet of Canada                          Holland Tour

                            National Ballet of Cuba                             European Tour

                            LaLaLa Human Steps                              European Tour

                            Paco Rabanne Fashion Shows                 Holland Tour

Lighting Design:

                            Dutch National Ballet                               Amsterdam

                            Dutch Opera Foundation                          Amsterdam

                            Rina Schenfeld Dance Theatre                 Tel Aviv

                            Company Dominique Petit                        Paris

                            Salome Isler Company                             Zurich

                            Taller Amsterdam                                     Amsterdam

                            Kinora Dance Theatre                              Munich

                            Rotterdam Opera Company                      Rotterdam

                            Frank Boeyen Band                                 Nijmegen

                            North Sea Jazz Festival                           The Hague


Sound Engineer / Sound Design:

                            Dutch Opera Foundation                          Amsterdam

                            Paris Opera Palais Garnier                       Paris

                            Dutch National Ballet                               Amsterdam

Video Editor / Operator:

                            Dutch Television Network                         Hilversum

                            Dutch Opera Foundation                          Amsterdam

International Touring:

Various Companies

Italy, Spain, France, UK, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Martinique, Israel, USA, Columbia, Venezuela, Thailand, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong.

Other Skills:

General Manager:

                            Taller Amsterdam                                                          1988, 1989

                            Sydney Dance Company                                               1991


                            Venue Management Association Congress

                            Love Parade – what happened                                       2011

                            Indianapolis – Impact on Australia                                  2012

                            PALME Asia conference ( Singapore )

                            Work Health and Safety in the events industry                2013

Consultancy (other):

                            Het Muziektheater ( Amsterdam Opera House), Amsterdam

                            Audio & Video systems                                                1984/1985

                            Sydney Symphony Orchestra

                            AutoCAD system                                                         1997


                            TAFE Loftus campus, units in SITXEVT013A                 2010

                            Risk Management for events                                        2010 – 2014

                            Impact of the Work Health and Safety Act                     2012 – 2014

                            AFTT - CUA60213 – Risk Management                          2016


                            English, Dutch, German   Fluent; speaking, reading & writing

                            French                                        Conversation level