Richard has been involved in the industry for more than 30 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 in her role as the key client contact for all events. Her ability to deal at all levels for the company makes her an invaluable team member. She also works in tandem with the other event manager to deliver in the areas of events operations, promotions and social media.
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 has recently commenced with CMS and takes on the role as the key client contact for all events. Her ability to deal with the exhibitor base of the events at all levels provides 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.
Jay has been involved on the operations side of events for ten years, initially with Agility Event Logistics, then Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and 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 five years.