Access All Areas April 2019 - Page 7

APRIL | AGENDA 20 London’s gig venues, rated 15 A quick poll on ‘favourite London gig venue‘... 10 5 tappit celebrates International Women’s Day To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, tappit - the cashless partner to live events including Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix ’19 - has handpicked a selection of the most influential female leaders in live events. 5.83% 5.83% Ba 7.5% A 8.33% 13.33% 15% 20.83% 0 Dawn Hindle, founder, Ibiza Rocks Founder of the infamous Ibiza Rocks and Ibiza Rocks House at Pike, Hindle first got a taste for Ibiza in 1994 while she was a qualified architect. From EDM sets to literary festivals, Hindle has carved out her very own cultural epicentre in the heart of Ibiza. Nuria Tarre, chief marketing officer, City Football Group Responsible for maintaining and elevating the profiles of Manchester City FC, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC, Tarre joined City Football Group in 2015 and has since been strengthening fan bases on a global scale. Raelene Castle, chief executive, Rugby Australia Castle made history as the first women in charge of a major Australian football code. Before earning this role, she was also the first female CEO of a National Rugby League club, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. She is a powerful advocate of women’s rights and stands by the notion that “female athletes need to start the conversation, not be a second thought”. Rachel Roxburgh, CEO, Dallaglio RugbyWorks Roxburgh oversees the organisation’s mission of “supporting an intensive, long- term skills development programme based on rugby, through which we aim to get teenagers outside of mainstream education into sustained education, employment or training”. She joined Dallaglio RugbyWorks in 2011 and strives to promote parity across the board. Susan Heymann, managing director, Chugg Entertainment Heymann is one of a handful of women who work in an executive role in music in Australia, and says, “There are lots of women in music, but there aren’t enough women at the top.” Heymann was listed number 18 in The Australian Music Industry Directory’s 50 Most Influential Music Industry Players 2016 list. Our ‘people’ industry Deborah Armstrong, founder of event design company Strong & Co, praises events for the industry I want to give a shout out to those companies that organise events, but aren’t event agencies. I was very impressed by the recent work by Access’ publisher Mash Media at the Event Production Show and the Event Production Awards, so I thought I’d use my column to give a big shout to Tom Hall, Duncan Siegle and the whole Mash team who unite to make these events special. They’re doing these events for the love of the event organisers, while at the same time actually doing their own events too. They see what we do first- hand as organisers, and use their influence as a media company to bring together the people who put on events. At these events I realise how rare it is for people in our industry to actually meet up in person and celebrate and analyse what we do. This is a ‘people industry’, and you wouldn’t be in events if you didn’t enjoy getting together with people. Long may this continue. 07