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Hester Hettinga

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About me

I am a successful and talented Senior Consultant with extensive experience in event production, marketing and PR, including brand (re) positioning. I have a proven track record in delivering prestigious events and campaigns in the UK and internationally. I have a strong analytical capacity and budget responsibility, work well under pressure and achieve clients' deadlines. I am able to see the bigger picture as well as following through on the minutest details, producing successful aspirational work. For the past 10 years I have worked as a freelance Senior Event Producer for BMX, snowboard and skateboard events with and on behalf of high-profile clients such as Nike, Motorola, HTC, Sprite (Coca Cola), Factory Media, Prime&Fire, Burton Snowboards and Selfridges. Key responsibilities include: •Forecast and manage global and local event budgets •Write and manage time lines, workflow and task lists •Go-to/trouble-shooter person for client (and all corporate departments), production crew, global athletes’ team managers, PR agencies, designers, architects and site build contractors •Hire, train and manage on-site event staff/build crew/catering/security •Handle documentation such as insurances, health and safety, risk assessments, first aid certificates, DBS (CRB) checks, emergency procedures, disclaimers and event/parks rules and regulations and liaise with legal departments •European tour logistics (international travel, accommodation and all necessary legal requirements) •Write post event-debriefs and reports •Compile creative needs list and brief graphic designers •Work across complex/multi organisation structures •Liaise with PR departments; create background info, Q&A, copy, visuals and direct requests

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  • Events
  • Live Event
  • Outdoor Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Event Logistics
  • Time Management Multi-tasking
  • Event Management Documents
  • Creative Events
  • Events Coordination
  • Event Director
  • Staff Management and Training
  • Event Build and Production
  • Ability to Convert Brief INTO Design and Incorporate Client
  • Ability to Communicate with Both Teammates and Clients
  • Advertising Events Marketing PR Communications
  • Big Budget Events
  • Budget Timeframe Management
  • Budget Negotiation
  • Budget Control
  • Budget Management
  • Budget Planning

Work history


Senior Event Producer & Production Director


Feb 2003
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Go-to person for production crew, client, media and team managers, build and de-rig challenging event spaces and locations, project budget management, staff management, health&safety, risk assessment, global travel logistics, understanding of freesports culture


Event Producer


Jan 2003
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Senior Event Producer (Freelance)


European Marketing & PR Director

Turnover International

Feb 2001 - Dec 2002
  • Full Time
  • European Marketing and PR Director


UK Marketing & European PR Director

Levi Straus and Company

Feb 1998 - Feb 2001
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Marketing Manager UK and Ireland PR Director Europe (Dockers, EFL by Massiomo Osti and K-1)


European Marketing & PR Manager

Pepe Jeans Ltd

Jan 1992 - Feb 1997
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • European PR Manager 1994-1997 based in London Marketing and PR Manager Benelux 1992-1994 based in Amsterdam