To present a great event, we act on our core values:
honesty, good character and cohesion
we don’t follow what others do – we lead from the front and bring your event the attention it deserves
in events not everything goes to plan and that’s ok – we will find a solution
we will become an extension of your team and act in the best interests of the whole Team
MEET THE TEAM
The Event Team boasts some of Australia’s most experienced event professionals.
Dave is widely regarded as Perth’s leading event management professionals, with more than 25 years’ experience delivering events at all levels.
As the Managing Director of TriEvents, Dave oversaw the operational component of the Rottnest Channel Swim for 10 years, the Busselton Festival of Triathlon for 20 years and played a vital role in the development of an annual triathlon series which successfully ran for 17 years. He was the Event Director for the 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships and has been involved with HBF Run for a Reason since its inception. Dave has also played a vital role in the delivery of many of WA’s largest mass participation events including City to Surf, Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma, the Redbull Wings for Life Relay and the RAC Channel 7 Christmas Pageant.
Dave has a real passion for events and thrives in the challenging environment they bring.
Gemma leads The Event Team with a background in project and sponsorship management. Her expertise lies in creating and executing plans, with a particular reference to fulfilling contractual obligations.
Gemma has played a vital role in The Event Teams’ existence, recognising early on that her and her colleagues from TriEvents had a passion that could not be ignored. Most recently, Gemma has played a major role in managing the risk management component of events and has been heavily involved in the development of COVID Safety Plans to ensure the ongoing delivery of events.
As the Managing Director, Gemma overseas all events and ensures the highest standards of delivery and client satisfaction.
Briar has been with The Event Team since the beginning, having previously began her career in events with TriEvents. She joined us as an intern during the 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships where she was responsible for the management of all event merchandise.
From there, Briar earnt herself a proven track record in event administration and athlete services. She was responsible for processes such as event registration, race packing and distribution, timing management, event presentations, merchandise orders, sales and distribution.
Briar has now moved into the marketing and sponsorship role and continues to expand her knowledge and expertise in these areas.
Bailey is the newest member of The Event Team and has jumped straight into all things event administration and athlete services. He joined us as an intern in early 2021 and since then, has gained valuable experience in managing the athlete services component of Busselton Jetty Swim, Rottnest Channel Swim and the Act Belong Commit Dwellingup 100 and Mighty Jarrah Trail Run.
RISK & COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Bob Welch OAM is well known and highly regarded as the leading professional in risk management for community events and sport in WA. He has a proven track record for ensuring that events are delivered to a high safety standard and regularly presents on the subject of risk management.
He has over 30 years’ experience as a sport executive and more than 15 years experience in the events industry. From his involvement with TriEvents and now The Event Team, Bob has developed strong relationships with key stakeholders and is very well respected within the industry.
Geoff Ross brings a variety of operational experience to The Event Team and has been heavily involved since the early days. His first experience with events was as a volunteer at the 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships and from there, his experience grew rapidly.
Geoff now manages the operational components for various events, including the Rottnest Channel Swim, City of Joondalup Mullaloo Mile and the Act Belong Commit Dwellingup 100 and Mighty Jarrah Trail Run.
Cathy is very well known within the events industry - if she’s not working at an event, you can almost guarantee that she is volunteering at one. She is an excellent all-rounder, having gained experience across all aspects of event delivery.
Cathy specialises in volunteer management and throughout her time with TriEvents and The Event Team, has successfully recruited and managed up to 900 volunteers for a single event.