I am a highly accomplished Events Manager with 14 years experience managing complex events from concept to completion. I have extremely high standards and my goal is for each event I manage to run seamlessly. I have an acute attention to detail, strong supplier and client management skills and an exceptional track record of delivery.Locked Pro Plan feature
• Worked with a number of event agencies on short-term contracts. • Roles involved acting as client lead, event logistics, brand activations, event design, coordinating print materials, room set ups, a/v and technical requirements.
• Functioned as the key Operations liaison to the Production teams and collaborated closely with heads of departments from Creative, Casting, Headline Talent (HLT), Stage Management, Music and Costumes • Managed Production’s operational requirements for HLT, cast and staff, including flights, ground transport, accommodation, accreditation, venue management, budget and catering • Scope for HLT entailed 127 flights & trains, 525 vehicle movements, 103 hotel rooms and 35 dressing rooms
• Deputized for the Senior Venue Operations Manager for the strategy, set up and management of the ceremony and rehearsal venues • Responsible for the venue requirements, services and show logistics for all protocol, headline talent and Athletes Parade. Ensured they were in accordance with the client, IOC and IPC, regulations • Led the department’s recruitment, hiring, training and management for all employees • Worked on a senior level with the Producers, Creative, Protocol, Casting and Stage Management on all areas of planning and delivery including infrastructure, catering, security, accreditation, transport and staffing • Oversaw the volunteer program, training, managing and scheduling • Created and maintained scope of works, operational plans, policies and procedures, contingency plans, risks and issues, presentations and progress reports
Cluster Manager Catering, Cleaning & Waste, Olympic Park • Directed the catering, cleaning and waste operations for Olympic Park during planning and games time • Managed 5 high-profile venues and events including Olympic Stadium, Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Aquatics, main park entrance and common domain • Managed budgets, ensured tight cost controls and tracked sale targets • Worked with procurement, finance and legal to negotiate multi-million pound contracts and supplier bids • Activated sponsorship agreements with top tier sponsors: Coca Cola, Visa, McDonalds, Heineken • Responsible for the design and infrastructure for 80 concessions, 3 workforce dining areas, 16 lounges, and 5 back-of-house compounds • Ensured the best suppliers were sourced and met targets of excellence, sustainability and provenance • Delivered services to 7 client groups: spectators, VIPs, staff, volunteers, media, athletes and sport officials
• Managed catering for groups up to 3800; including staff, headline talent and cast • Designed and fitted the decor of headline talent green rooms and dressing rooms • Oversaw the execution and distribution of 82,000 meal packs to multiple locations • Coordinated User Pay catering and traced revenue and expenditures
TED Conferences is produced by an events agency, Procreation Design Works. Events planned in Vancouver, implemented in USA, UK, Tanzania, India. • Designed and managed unique events through large-scale evening parties, creative breaks and activities • Planned all event requirements: creative development, venue and supplier sourcing, design and decor, entertainment, catering, staffing, training, security, power, lighting, tenting and signage • Responsible for budget management, purchase orders, invoices and reconciliation • Supervised contractors, staff and crew across multiple venues simultaneously • Continually researched new suppliers and new trends to ensure events were industry leading • Operated in a range of venues including museums, hotels, ballrooms, public spaces, restaurants and arenas • Managed A/V and Technical including RFPs, filming logistics, stage design and post production.