maintaining frequent and open communication


Our team has over 90 years of experience and expertise in conference and event management, working in partnership with our clients

Barry Neame - CEM


Barry Neame is a Director of Consec – Conference and Event Management and has extensive event management, media, marketing and sponsorship negotiation experience spanning 30 years. He has a sound understanding of the logistical issues associated with planning and managing important events. In his years as a sports administrator, Barry travelled extensively internationally to major meetings, conferences and sporting tournaments.

Over 30 years, Barry has coordinated and event managed many large sporting events, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, training workshops, seminars and major industry dinners. Barry is President of the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCO) and a board member of the Canberra Convention Bureau (CCB).

Pamela Neame


In 1995, Pamela opened the Consec office in Canberra.. Since then, Consec has managed many conferences, events and workshops nationally and internationally. She is very proud of the fact that Consec has developed a reputation for providing a high level of service to event delegates from a wide range of industries, communities, cultures and countries.

Pamela has had some 35 years experience in the area of conference/event management, secretariat services and office administration. She has developed a reputation as a "people" person using her consultation and liaison skills effectively in communicating with others. She is a strong advocate of developing working relationships based on trust and effective communication and believes she has done so with each of the conferences she has managed. Pam believes productive liaison and communication between all parties ensures a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

Pamela was a board member of Lifeline Australia (Canberra) for 5 years and member of their Marketing & Promotions Sub-Committee for 7 years. She was the Executive Officer of the Meetings Industry Association of Australia (MIAA) ACT Branch for 3 years, and has also taught Conference Program Development at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Abby Masters - GradCertEvtsMgt


Since graduating from the University of Canberra with a double degree, Abby has worked in event and function management in the licensed club industry and event management and fundraising in the not-for-profit sector. These hands-on roles have provided her with a full understanding of conference and event management.

Abby has been responsible for managing various budgets from smaller scale events to large national campaign events. With experience in social media management, sponsorship, marketing and excellent time management skills, she excels when presented with tight timeframes and deadlines. Abby has a contemporary approach to preparing and delivering successful events and conferences. Abby is passionate about delivering successful events that have impact and achieve the objectives of all stakeholders.

Nicola Hart - DipEvtsMgt


Having recently relocated to Canberra from Adelaide, Nicola is continuing her career within the event management sector. With significant events, administration and sales experience, she has not only delivered a variety of successful events but also consistently exceeded set sales targets. She also brings to Consec a wealth of experience in budgeting, planning, communication and the ability to form working relationships with key stakeholders. A most welcome addition to the team.

Sarah Davidson - DipEvtsMgt


Sarah has just completed her Certificate III in Event’s Management at Canberra’s Institute of Technology. Events have always been her passion and she is now diving into this new career.

With 9 years of early childhood experience including managing a service, Sarah has developed excellent administration and customer service skills and is great at time management. She is very patient and friendly and enjoys building professional relationships. Sarah is putting her new skills and education into practice and enjoys the continuation of learning in this ever changing industry.

Mary Tough


Mary is responsible for all the Consec business finances and has been part of the Consec team for 20 years. Previously to becoming part of the Consec team, she worked for 14 years in the finance area of Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and was promoted to Office Manager in her final three years. She is highly proficient in the use of finance software packages, MYOB and Quicken.

Colette Taylor


Colette joined the Consec team 4 years ago, after 20 years with an accounting firm as their senior bookkeeper. In her role as Conference/Event Finance Manager, at Consec – Conference and Event Management, Colette manages up to 20 conference accounts at one time including GST and BAS reporting. She is also required to have conference/event accounts ready for auditing.

Consec Support Staff

Consec has a number of other staff employed to support the management team – to assist with registrations and other conference/event duties.

Strategic Partners and In-house Capabilities

Consec has, over many years, built up in-house capabilities and works with a team of strategic partners. The in-house capabilities and partner’s expertise include:

  • IT
  • graphic design
  • audio visual - webcasting and video production
  • printing
  • entertainment
  • exhibition building
  • conference/event accessories
  • transport
  • tours
  • photography
  • websites.