Michael Grey – Director – is an experienced event manager and marketing professional who has personally managed or promoted over 200 events over the last 13 years with up to 16,000 attendees, has personally secured media coverage for clients to over 1.5 billion people and some of his clients have seen an up to 300% – 500% increases in event profit.
Michael brings a wealth of experience in event conception, marketing, sponsorship, public relations and managing events. Michael has worked on a very diverse portfolio of events from small business through to large multinational corporations, community groups and charities.
Prior to commencing MKG Events in October 2014, Michael has worked with a number of charities in fundraising and events and also worked for a marketing company managing their clients’ corporate events.
Whitney Lewis – Chief Operating Officer and Interim Head of Sales – Since February 2019, Whitney has been instrumental in growing MKG Events revenue by over double, including in his previous role as Head of Sales Strategy. In his current role during Covid-19, Whitney has been crucial in helping MKG to be one of the only Events and Marketing businesses to grow through the Pandemic. Always bringing this strategic ability to his charity and corporate clients and partners, Whitney knows how to achieve success for all stakeholders because of his 6 years of events industry experience. Likewise, with experience as a public speaker, his engaging keynotes have led to positive outcomes for many clients.
Nathan Vumbaca – Head of Event Operations – Nathan has worked in the event industry for the past 7 years. He has a background in Not-For-Profit and Special Events, now specializing in event analytics. His experience in marketing and data analytics help to provide valuable insight, highlighting trends to allow for a more strategic growth year on year. He has worked on a range of events from small volunteer-driven roadshows to larger international conferences shows of 20,000+ attendees
Dianne Virginia Judge – Business Development Manager – is a former Australian Labour Politician, who was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Strathfield for the Labor Party from 2003 until 2011.
In July 2011, Judge became Head of Strategic Partnerships at the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) an independent medical research institute. Judge left CMRI in late 2018 and then took up the position of Business Development Manager at the Heart Research Institute (HRI) in Newtown, Sydney.
Virginia has been a long-term committed supporter of a number of our cultural institutes in NSW. She is a member of the Vanguard of Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a Vanguard member of the Sydney Dance Company and member of Atelier at the Art Gallery of NSW, also a committed council member of the Royal Society of NSW. Virginia was recently appointed on the role of Governers at the Australian Museum in Sydney.
Deborah Scott-Ranson – Grant Consultant – Deborah has worked within the Not-for-Profit sector in Australia and London for over 30 years, specialising in grant writing, event management and fundraising. She has worked on some major events in Australia, including the national Mother’s Day Classic as well as successfully securing well over $1M in grant funding in the last few years. She loves a challenge!
Virgil Reyes – USA Sales Manager and Events Advisor – Virgil helps to determine the right strategy for our client’s event ideas and supports the organisational growth of our clients by maximising sponsorship sales and event ROI.
Wilson Lin – Event Marketing Specialist – With a strong academic background and interest in the Marketing and Event Management industries, Wilson has a thorough understanding and practical experience in both fields, and can nurture different touchpoints throughout the customer journey with persuasive and engaging campaigns.
Caitlin Dooley – Major Event Specialist – Caitlin’s broad event experience covering live national sporting events and fundraising gala balls to 40,000 pax in-person technology events across the US clearly defines her title as our Major Event Specialist. Ensuring every aspect of an attendee’s, host’s or sponsor’s participation throughout an event is an exceptional experience, we’re excited to have Caitlin on team MKG.
David O’Neill – Event Specialist – In addition to being an Entertainment Industry professional of 30 years – both on stage and behind-the-scenes in various capacities – David also brings over 10 years of Event Production, Coordination and Management experience to the MKG team, having produced multiple events for leading media brands and major sporting events around Australia and overseas.
Peechaya Findlay – Event Specialist – Peechaya joins MKG Events with over 15 years experience in Hospitality, Sales, Meetings and Events. There is not a project that is too small or too grand for Peechaya. From large-scale government meetings to small corporate events, Peechaya brings in-depth insights to her projects and impeccable execution on all experiences she orchestrates. Peechaya is incredibly passionate about creating long-lasting connections with clients and vendors. She always goes out of her way to make sure that experiences and events result in meaningful interactions, further branding and serve her clients.
Chantell Matus – Event Specialist – Chantell brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to MKG Events. With a background as a professional Photographer, Marketing Executive and as an Events Sales Manager with over 15 years’ experience in London and Melbourne. Chantell has enormous passion for creating events and exceeding client’s expectations, there is no greater joy than creating an incredible event that leaves the client and audience elated and a memorable experience.
Lorri Loca – Event Specialist – Lorri joins MKG Events with 20 years of experience as a senior executive with elite organisations including The CEO Institute, the Speaker Institute and Macquarie University. Having been a lecturer in event management for 8 years and with deep networks of expert guest speakers across business topics, she has produced successful and memorable networking events, VIP private gatherings, gala dinners, and conferences, especially for high profile, C-suite events. Lorri closely understands the educational and professional development needs of leaders, brand management and luxury stakeholder engagement and guarantees to deliver high quality, innovative events, on time and on budget.
Louis Lee – Event Specialist – Senior Events managing and planning executive with leadership background established in building marketing and sales strategies for professional event & festival planning organizations. Expertise in facility operations, event management, client relations, budget/cost analysis, and department/employee management. Over 15 years of experience in negotiating/managing partnerships, directing special events, and festival management. Excellent attention to detail in every aspect of events as well as operations.
Jessica Cheung – Event Specialist – Jessica has been in the events industry for over four years, with extensive experience in sales and production for business and hospitality events. She is passionate about creating unforgettable event experiences and dedicated to achieving the best results possible for her clients.
Mitchell Davis – Events All Rounder – Mitchell Davis brings tremendous energy and new ideas to the MKG Events team and its clients. Mitchell’s previous roles in customer service have taught him the art of fine customer service and the importance of attention to detail.
Man-Ju Lu – Executive Assistant to COO – Man-Ju is an event enthusiast. Through the experience in theatrical productions and art gallery, she has developed strong time management, multitasking skills, attention to detail and organizational skills. Man-Ju carries out administrative and business support to the MKG Events team.
Luis Acebu – Marketing Team Leader – Luis provides support to clients including graphic design, data entry, admin tasks and marketing support. Luis started at MKG Events in April 2018 and is a top-notch operator in the business. His experience with handling different clients of different cultures also gives the business a different perspective on how to provide the best experience and result for the clients.
Denver Mercado – Marketing Assistant – Denver focuses on generating quality leads from LinkedIn and has established his name when it comes to web research. He has a great experience in client development, relationship management and solution-focused mindset.
Josephine Lumanog – Marketing and Advertising Coordinator – Josephine has extensive experience in administrative tasks, graphic design, email and diary management, social media marketing and website maintenance. She forms a vital part of the MKG Events team.
Danielle Gallenito – Marketing Analyst – Danielle is a data enthusiast, and her main goal is to help businesses and events thrive by social media marketing, and lead generation.
Prior to joining MKG Events, Danielle has already worked in a BPO company with extensive experience in business correspondence, email, and customer service. She also worked with couple of clients and helped in growing their businesses.