The Team


CMS Events has professional industry experience that has been built over 25 years. With a sound background of operating events and exhibitions, they have used the broad knowledge of marketing, sales, operations and financial control to apply their skills across a range of industries and styles of events. Currently their management includes food and wine, trade exhibitions, seminars, functions, tourism and community events, sporting events, entertainment and more. Their ability and involvement starts from consultation, structured business plans to full event management.

With 25 years in the events industry in Western Australia and experience of over 170 exhibitions and projects, CMS Events offer a strategic approach to development, management and marketing for events of any size.


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.

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