Richard has been involved in the events industry for more than 40 years, starting in 1981 in a part time capacity, then full time since 1987. He created CMS Events in 1993 and founded the original WA Wine & Food Festival. Overall, he has been involved in more than 170 events in the state.
He served on the board of the Perth Convention Bureau for 15 years till 2005, as a Director and Chairman and was awarded with Life Membership in 2006.
Industry Positions & Board Roles include:
Past Director, Chairman, WA Rugby League; Past Director & Chairman, Perth Convention Bureau; Past President, Lakelands Country Club.
Tourism Advisory Consultative Committee, Edith Cowan University; Industry representative, Public Health Act – Events Working Group; and Annual Awards Judge, Tourism Council WA.
Jessica started with CMS 2010 and now with eight years’ experience behind her plays a pivotal role in delivery of events for the company. As a support role to Richard, she also takes on the online media for the company and works with major stakeholders in the company projects. She was initially involved with the inaugural UnWined Subiaco in 2011 and has since been involved in staging of over 40 different events including recent instalments of Taste Great Southern. From initial training in events management at the Central Institute of Technology she has a natural flair for events.
Paige trained at the Central Institute of Technology in events management. She commenced with CMS in 2016 and has since grown into her Sales and Marketing Manager role. Her ability to deal at all levels for the company makes her an invaluable team member. Paige's passion for events has grown since starting at CMS Events and she looks to keep learning and expanding her knowledge into the future.
Jess commenced with CMS in 2018 and has recently taken over the marketing role for the company. She also assists with the operations, chefs, venues and stakeholders of events at all levels, providing a great first impression for both new and existing clients. She has quickly developed a key role for the company. Jess completed a Bachelor of Business - Event Management at Edith Cowan University.
Cath is new to the CMS Events team, bringing a wealth of knowledge in events and marketing. She is now the key exhibitor contact for all events, providing a great first impression for clients. Cath is excited to support the team across the upcoming company projects.
Jay has been involved on the operations side of events for ten years, now as a freelance operator where he holds the necessary high-risk work licenses. Jay plays a critical role in the on-site build for events has worked on CMS Events for six years.