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Leadership team

The leadership team of Venues Wellington, headed up by David Perks, combines the heavy hitting background of commercial, performance, sales and operations experience needed to drive the combined growth of Wellington’s five key venues.

David Perks - GM, Venues & Project Development


Adam Lynch - Head of Operations

Adam’s role focuses on operations and delivery for PWV’s business and also encompasses management of facilities and health & safety.  He is also responsible for managing the team of coordinators to ensure the delivery of stunning end–to-end event experiences.  Adam brings international experience to this role, having worked in senior event and hospitality management in Europe.  Prior to moving to Wellington, Adam was the Operations Manager for Auckland’s Vector Arena, with overall responsibility for the planning and delivery of all events at the arena.

Jo Darby - Head of Sales

Jo is responsible for developing and delivering on the sales strategy and leading the sales team in winning business and building a strong sales pipeline.  Jo has over 20 years’ experience in delivering exceptional and prestigious events to a range of public and private sector organisations. 

Helen Glengarry - Head of Performances

Helen is responsible for sourcing, contracting, ticketing and delivering live performances and exhibitions.  This sector includes both international and national hirers, including Wellington’s performing arts and sports groups. Their focus is on developing a strong calendar of events, and working with hirers to drive local and out of town audience development.  Helen has over 20 years’ experience in event/artist management, marketing and business development, including nine years at Vbase, Christchurch.  

Malcolm Perry - Chief Finance Officer

Malcolm is responsible for all financial planning, budgeting and reporting; he also contributes to PWV development projects. In his role, Malcolm  interfaces with shared services, suppliers’ contracts and commercial partnerships, as well as financing and implementing new capital/business projects.  Malcolm is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 20 years in financial, management and business leadership roles, including 12 years within the telecommunications industry.

Fine art. Fine venue.

Venues Wellington is proud to manage the gallery function space 'Academy Galleries'.

Free wi-fi

Keep your finger on the pulse during an event - we offer free access to wireless internet for delegates in our conference venues (Shed 6, TSB Bank Arena, St James Theatre and the Michael Fowler Centre).

Contact our sales team on 04 801 4207 for more information.

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