VAPAC NETWORKS

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)

Shane Podolski

Deputy Chair & Treasurer
Horsham Town Hall

Margaret Murray

Secretary & Meeting Coordinator
Bunjil Place

Murray Johnstone

Training Coordinator
Arts Centre Melbourne

Rhys Parsons

OH&S Coordinator
Lighthouse Theatre

Benjamin Morris

Tradeshow Coordinator
Meat Market

Ben Van Dillen

Wellbeing Representative
Geelong Arts Centre

Brett Tippet

General Member
Gippsland Performing Arts Centre

Stuart McKellar

General Member
Bendigo Venues & Events

Ric Arnold

General Member
Mentone Grammar School

Rowan Churchill

General Member
The Wedge Performing Arts Centre

2024 TMN Meeting Dates

Sunday 4th – Tuesday 6th, February in Tasmania.

Sunday 16th – Tuesday 18th, June at The Round.

Sunday 27th – Tuesday 29th, October in Wodonga/Albury.

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