Technical Managers Network (TMN)

The VAPAC Technical Managers Network (TMN) supports the industry professionals responsible for the safe and efficient running of our theatres. It is a vital peer-driven group that provides ongoing professional development for technical and operational staff, meeting in-person three times a year to discuss:

  • Venue operations
  • Technical advancements and challenges
  • Safety
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Training programs
  • Staff management and support

Technical staff are the lifeblood of our industry, and the TMN plays an important role in connecting staff from venues across the state to share their knowledge and skills.

Technical Managers Network (TMN)

Brett Tippet

City of Latrobe

Stuart McKellar

Deputy Chair & Treasurer
Bendigo Venues & Events

Margaret Murry

Secretary & Meeting Coordinator
Bunjil Place

Murray Johnstone

Training Coordinator
Arts Centre Melbourne

Rhys Parsons

OH&S Coordinator

Kirsty Kearney

Tradeshow Coordinator

Ash Whelan

General Member

Josh Oliver

General Member
Yarra Valley Grammar

Adam Elliot

General Member
Hothouse Theatre

Shane Podolski

General Member
Horsham Town Hall

2023 TMN Meeting Dates

Sun 12 – Tue 14 February at Melbourne Recital Centre & Playhouse Theatre.

Sun 18 – Tue 20 June at Ulumbarra Theatre & Engine Room.

Sun 29 – Tue 31 October at Geelong Performing Arts Centre.

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