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Everyone within our team works towards a common goal. To make the experience for every visitor at BREC, the very best it can possibly be.

To achieve this we live by the values that have guided us to develop our business and our people since we opened our doors in 1990. From humble beginnings BREC has relied on support by local businesses and individuals to grow into what is now one of Western Australia’s leading venues, hosting over 200 events each year and welcoming over 60,000 visitors through its doors.

Owned by the City of Bunbury, BREC is operated as a not-for-profit organisation over-seen by a board of directors. In 2014, with funding through the Royalties for Regions program, the expansion of BREC’s facilities was completed and we are now able to provide world-class, end to end service for all sectors of the community.

Moving forward, we strive to be financially strong and future ready, with the right support networks in place to ensure our position as the leading conference and events facility in regional WA. We are ambitious in the scale of what we produce and present. We embrace new technologies and innovative ways of doing business, inspiring a vibrant and culturally engaged city and contributing to the economic growth of the region.

Meet Our Team

Fiona de Garis

Executive Director

Fiona de Garis

Fiona embodies the innovative beating heart of BREC. With a career in the cultural industry that spans over two decades Fiona has worked with many of Australia’s leading performing arts organisations.

Suzanne Clark

BREC Experience Manager

Suzanne Clark

BREC Experience Manager

Veronica Young

Finance Manager

Veronica Young

Finance Manager

Jared Ross

Technical Manager

Jared Ross

Technical Manager

Codee-Lee Down

Program Coordinator

Codee-Lee Down

Program Coordinator

Michele Laine

Engagement Producer

Michele Laine

Engagement Producer

Sarah Whitby

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Sarah Whitby

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Amy Bandy

Communications Coordinator

Amy Bandy

Communications Coordinator

Jessica Mitchell

Marketing Coordinator

Jessica Mitchell

Marketing Coordinator

Nerida Mangano

Venues Coordinator

Nerida Mangano

Venues Coordinator

Karen Ball

BREC Experience Administrator

Karen Ball

Naturally organised, with the perfect balance of experience and creativity Karen’s meticulous attention to on the day details is taken care of. She spends her days sourcing perfect suppliers, speaking with clients and planning truly unique event experiences.

Rachel Bryant

BREC Experience Coordinator

Rachel Bryant

BREC Experience Coordinator

Sheryl Leong

Volunteer Coordinator

Sheryl Leong

Volunteer Coordinator

Cherelle Pendragon

Ticketing Coordinator

Cherelle Pendragon

Ticketing Coordinator

Susan Hart

Finance Administrator

Susan Hart

Finance Administrator

Catherine Sheridan

Finance Assistant

Catherine Sheridan

Finance Assistant

Steve Howells

Senior Production Technician

Steve Howells

Senior Production Technician

Matthew Morgan

Production Technician

Matthew Morgan

Production Technician

Kris Buckle

Production Technician

Kris Buckle

Production Technician

Life Membership of BREC

Life Membership of BREC is an initiative that recognises and commemorates individuals who have made exceptional contributions to BREC.

Nominees for this prestigious award are nominated by BREC’s Board, Staff or BREC’s Volunteers for their outstanding level of service provided across a range of operational and administrative functions for the organisation.

Ray Frisina  •  Jill Lynn  •  Ross Ranson

Paul Vukelic  •  Jeff Clifton  •  Maureen Eaton

Peter Elderfield  •  Lyn Hall  •  Pamela Himing

Nan Martella  •  Pat Smart  •  Terry Salom

Noel Cavanagh  •  Peta Bazzo  •  Mike Groom

Carol Turner  •  Lyn McLean  •  Garth Cahill

 

Maintaining a sustainable future for BREC and the wider region.

We are passionate about investing in new ways to improve the sustainability of our venue and our events, leaving a lasting legacy for the local community as one of WA’s leading events venues. We bring long term economic benefit and aim to enhance the local region’s reputation both nationally and internationally.

We carry out a number of activities across the business that meet our sustainability promises.

We operate a ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ policy at BREC, separating waste wherever possible. So when you leave your waste with us after an event, we’ll dispose of it in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We use local producers to reduce our carbon foot print on food & beverages and are planning to install solar power to help us power our site more efficiently. We run an extensive CSR programme designed to support our local community and develop programs specifically for young people.

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