MEET OUR TEAM
With a passion for Western Australia, our team is committed to bringing business events to our extraordinary State. Our culture is built on a shared 'can-do' attitude, offering premium, unique and creative solutions for each clients needs and vision.
Equipped with global experience from every corner of the world; Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom, we exchange knowledge and expertise to ensure each client experiences the best WA has to offer.
GARETH MARTIN Chief Executive Officer
Gareth is proud to call Perth home and is a passionate advocate for Western Australia, with more than 14 years in senior executive roles at the organisation promoting WA as a leading destination for business events. Gareth was appointed CEO in 2019 and is focused on working collaboratively with key stakeholders, clients and member partners to drive strong outcomes for the WA business events sector. Gareth’s spare time is spent with his family creating memories on new adventures exploring WA and its vast natural landscapes.
KARA COOTE Executive Assistant to the CEO
Kara provides Executive Support for CEO Gareth Martin, returning to the organisation following a number of years in communications and marketing at the State Library of Western Australia. With a young family and home renovating, spare time is a thing of the past but to relax Kara loves a coast walk or ride followed by a strong coffee.
MICHAEL ALTIERI Executive Director Strategic Projects
As Business Events Perth's Executive Director Strategic Projects, Michael is leading the development of BE Perth’s new strategic business unit. This will target industry growth by staging strategic sector events that unlock State potential and grow Western Australia’s profile as a pre-eminent business events destination. Michael is a highly experienced professional with over thirty plus years’ working for Crown Resorts and Starwood, specialising in all aspects of the Events and Conference sector.
TRISH MCKAY Director Corporate Services | Company Secretary
Trish is responsible for Corporate Services - including managing the organisation’s finances and the human resource aspects of Business Events Perth such as payroll, staff training and development. An industry all-rounder, Trish also brings a broad range of tourism and hospitality experience to her role having worked with PCOs and in hotels. Trish likes spending time with her family and travelling, aiming to see all Seven Wonders of the World.
CAITLIN SKINNER Director Business Development
As Director Business Development, Caitlin leads Business Events Perth's business development team, overseeing the organisation's sales activities in the local, domestic and international markets. Caitlin previously worked for Business Events Perth (formerly known as Perth Convention Bureau) for eight years in the roles of Director Community Relations and Senior Business Development Manager.
Tracey Cinavas-Prosser Director Client Engagement
As Director of Client Engagement, Tracey takes care of all client facing events and activations for Business Events Perth. With a wealth of industry knowledge spanning three decades, Tracey is well placed to showcase WA to our client base. Tracey spent the last four years heading up Destination Perth, promoting WA as a desirable leisure destination but has returned to her first love business events, having previously worked for Business Events Perth for eleven years in the roles of Director Stakeholders Relations and Membership Manager.
MITCHEL MCCUISH Director Marketing
As Director Marketing for Business Events Perth, Mitchel oversees the marketing and communications activities for the organisation, including BE Perth's destination marketing, brand identity, campaigns, digital platforms and social content. Mitchel began his career at BE Perth as part of the business development team in 2015, and in 2022 transitioned to the role of Director Marketing.