Our People

We pride ourselves at Corporate Challenge Events on our people and having a team across Australia and New Zealand to deliver industry leadership in team building, corporate training, conference planning and event management.

Meet our team

Dwain Richardson – Managing Director

Dwain is highly regarded as leader in developing positive team cultures in organisations. With a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement and more than 20 years of experience in the delivery of team building, corporate health and fitness programs, Dwain has a distinct passion and understanding on the importance of team culture in the workplace and the success this can create. His knowledge of business in Australia and New Zealand, leadership qualities and irrepressible enthusiasm have contributed to the strong reputation of Corporate Challenge Events.

Stephen Lock - Marketing and Communications

Stephen contributes to the creative thinking and strategic approach of Corporate Challenge Events through his extensive marketing, communications and public relations background. He has close to 20 years experience in PR management across corporate, sport, major events, tourism, leisure and education. With a Bachelor of Arts in public relations and communications and a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Stephen delivers our communications program with strong business acumen.

Anita Kropacsy – Corporate Training Manager

Anita is driven by a passion to help corporate teams create sustainable, productive, positive and fun cultures. She has an Advanced Diploma of Business Management and Diploma of Coaching as well as extensive qualifications in NLP, advanced team modelling for high performance, iWAM executive profiling and Belbin team profiling. Anita brings to Corporate Challenge Events vast experience as a consultant for small business to multinational corporations in leadership, culture change and team development.

Rachael Ziccone – Conference & Events Manager

Rachael thrives on planning and executing seamless events that offer the latest and greatest in event solutions particularly technology. With a triple Diploma in Event Management, Business and Tourism and more than 10 years planning and delivering corporate events, Rachael is a highly regarded event planner and professional conference organiser in Australasia. Rachael’s attention-to-detail and organisational skills make her an asset for any corporate event.

Kathryn Laslett - Conference & Events Account Coordinator

Kathryn’s motivation and passion for events sees her strive for constant improvement and innovation. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing, Events and Tourism Marketing, and already strong experience on a variety of events, equipping her with the knowledge and skills to provide strong support to our Conferences & Events department.

Michael Cromie – General Manager Team Building

Michael professes to be living the dream at Corporate Challenge Events. With more than 10 years service in our company including the delivery of over 1,500 team building events and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement, Michael has developed a reputation as one of Australia’s leading team building operators. His experience, friendly personality and dedication to everything he does has significantly contributed to the growth of the company and staff.


Tim Crespin – Manager for Victoria

Tim is a strong believer in having fun in the workplace, not only in his workplace, but contributing that passion to other workplaces through the delivery of team building programs throughout Victoria. With a Bachelor of Sport Development and a Level 1 coaching accreditation, Tim has well developed planning, facilitation and management skills. His attention-to-detail often brings raving reviews from clients.

Stacey Cramer - Event Coordinator for Victoria

Stacey has a strong will and passion to deliver exceptional event services for clients. With a Diploma of Events and over five years' experience in event management within a variety of industries, Stacey has well developed customer service and administration skills, attention to detail, along with an enthusiastic team approach. Stacey is passionate about delivering a memorable experience for her clients and growing within her exciting team.

Danielle Lambert – Manager for Queensland & Northern Territory

Dani has a strong will to succeed and provide solutions to problems. These attributes have contributed to her strong reputation throughout Queensland and the Northern Territory as an event manager with the ability to tailor team building events to address client objectives. Dani has a Bachelor of Business and Certificate III & IV in Fitness, coupled with experience in accounting, retail management and over five years delivering corporate events for Corporate Challenge Events.

Nicole Ward - Event Coordinator for Queensland & Northern Territory

Nicole exemplifies dedication to providing exceptional customer service. With her university qualifications in Marketing and Event Management, strong background in office administration and customer service and love of the events industry, Nicole is one of our developing team of event professionals at Corporate Challenge Events. Nicole prides herself on her attention-to-detail and passion to achieve client objectives.  

Hugh Sykes – Manager for New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

Hugh believes attitude is everything and never settles for mediocrity. He is one of our most experienced managers with a Bachelor of Health Science including studies in Marketing and Management and has a strong sport’s coaching background. All of this with his outgoing personality and highly developed communication skills has Hugh highly regarded as an engaging and fun event facilitator and manager of his staff team.

Jessica Ireland– Event Coordinator for New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

Jessica is a passionate, enthusiastic and committed team player who injects a fresh and vibrant perspective on the events she coordinates. With a Bachelor of Business in Event Management, she has already developed considerable experience in delivering team building, conferences and corporate events. With both a fun and professional approach to her work days, Jessica is a strong contributor to our positive team culture.

Robbie Figg - Manager for Western Australia

Robbie is one of Western Australia’s emerging young business professionals and you can see why when he delivers your event. With a focus on giving our WA clients and staff an experience to remember, he has already developed a reputation as a powerful and engaging presenter and facilitator. Robbie has a Bachelor of Marketing & Media and more than 10 years’ experience in coaching and managing a children’s sports program. In 2016 Robbie was a winner of Nifnex Influential 100 award in WA.

Todd Statham – Manager for New Zealand

Todd is passionate about motivating people in teams which developed his strong interest and love for team building and corporate training. He holds a Diploma in Sport and Recreation and numerous sport’s coaching qualifications in New Zealand. Todd is an experienced facilitator and mentor with a specialisation in training. He has developed skills and qualities ideal for us from previous roles in the military, sport, education, Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Team and United Nations.