Dedicated team

Expertise with you every step of the way

Our people are what make Arinex the company it is today. Our event architects are reliable, responsive and invested in your success. They are exceptionally well-organised and highly trained consultancy professionals. Simply, they are here to make your journey as smooth and easy as possible. We are a national company with trained personnel on the ground all around the country. We offer an easy single point of contact for you and your team throughout the entire event journey.

Our personalised account management structure ensures you will develop a strong and genuine partnership with your project manager, with the added comfort of knowing you will be well-supported by the depth of knowledge, expertise and resources of our broader team. No need to choose between the personal touch of a local team and the resources of a larger company – with Arinex, you get the best of both worlds!

Our team of staff offer a warm and expert point of contact through the entire event journey, working collaboratively with you every step of the way. Onsite Arinex staff are recognisable in our trademark pink uniforms, providing an easy and friendly point of reference for delegates.

What we do best

Local and personalised service, guaranteed

Your dedicated project manager will provide you with a high level of expert advice and personal service from start to finish. They will take the time to get to know you, your objectives and your event to ensure we deliver the best results. You can count on us to be there whenever you need us and to help you in any way we can.

Expert advice and guidance

Our event architects are skilled at understanding what success looks like for you and tailoring their advice and guidance to suit your needs. You will benefit from their intimate local knowledge and professional experience, paired with the expertise of our specialist accommodation, registration, technology, special events, sponsorship and exhibitions, and marketing teams.

Professional delivery

Over 45 years, we have built up a respected reputation for our high-quality event delivery. You can trust in the precision of our finely tuned project management and the professionalism of your project team to guarantee that everything runs like clockwork on the day/s of your event.

Enthusiasm, energy and passion

We enjoy what we do and our passion for events shines through in everything we do. Above all, we do what we say we will do. We will always be truthful about what we can do for you and your event and we won’t make any promises we can’t keep. You have our word.

Senior Management Team

Roslyn McLeod OAM, AMM, AFMEA

Founder and Chair of Arinex

Roslyn entered the tourism industry in 1970 as the Australian Tourist Commission’s first Japanese-speaking tour guide with the responsibility of showing the Japanese media and tour wholesalers key Australian attractions.

In 1971 Roslyn set up her own tour guide service opening the first office in Sydney in 1973. The business expanded to where Arinex is today.

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Roslyn was chairman of INCON and on the Starwood Hotel Group Asia Pacific Meetings Advisory Board for over 10 years. Roslyn has held positions as a Board Member of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), served as a trustee of the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) and served on the Council of the International Association for Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). Roslyn is a past president of the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) as well as the Rotary Club of Sydney and has served on a number of boards over the past 30 years, including the Sydney Convention & Visitors Bureau, the South Australian Tourism Commission and the Australian Tourism Export Council. In November 2018 Roslyn was awarded a prestigious ‘Inspirational Women’ Award from international association ICCA and in May 2019 she received a Paul Flackett IMEX Academy Award, given to persons who have made “outstanding contributions” to the meetings industry.

Roslyn is an internationally recognised leader in the meetings industry; respected for the successful business she has built and for her longevity, passion and dedication. Her focus on constantly exceeding expectations for all our clients is a cornerstone of our business. Roslyn was awarded the Industry Person of the Year in 2013 at AIME Melbourne and in November 2018 she received an ‘Inspirational ICCA Women’ award, recognising her “monumental contribution” to the meetings industry world-wide.

Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker

Chief Executive Officer

Nicole heralds a new breed of event management professionals, partnering with member-based associations, corporates and incentive groups to deliver inspiring experiences that both clients and attendees shout about.

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Nicole has acquired a depth of expertise that is almost unmatched among her peers. From organising the country’s largest international events, to boutique and intimate experiences, Nicole’s ability to use events as a tool for achieving outcomes and driving personal engagement sets Arinex apart in its capability.

A commitment to work with every client as an extension of the team, coupled with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities in event management, are among Nicole’s admirable leadership qualities that filters across Arinex and to its clients.

A passionate and personable events industry professional with a thorough understanding of what it takes to deliver successful outcomes, Nicole is the perfect candidate to lead Arinex’ operations.

Lorraine Di Vito AMM

Executive Manager

Lorraine joined Arinex in 1982 bringing strong legal, financial and administrative skills and now performs an integral role of strategic oversight and business operations.

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Lorraine’s experience encompasses all facets of event management from managing major, international meetings to providing stand-alone services, suiting all manner of budgets and requirements. Her impressive client management skills coupled with her strength in financial operations have provided her with unrivalled insight into the complex logistics of event management.

Lorraine provides strategic guidance to the wider Arinex management team and is passionate about imparting her knowledge to the next generation of event professionals, ensuring successful client outcomes.

An incredibly experienced senior manager, Lorraine provides invaluable financial management, operational experience and systems direction to benefit all our clients’ events.

Melissa Murphy

National Operations Manager

Melissa’s significant event management experience has enabled her to build a uniquely creative mindset and a team-based approach that is widely respected by clients.

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As the head of Arinex’ national operations team, Melissa imparts to our corporate team, her insight and knowledge built from more than 10 years’ experience, including logistical insight and negotiation skills. Melissa focuses on building lasting client relationships and delivering successful outcomes for each of our clients, which has resulted in a high conversion rate of 90 per cent on repeat business. In May, 2019, she won national Event Manager of the Year (PCO) and Platinum Individual submission at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Awards for 2018.

With an in-depth understanding of project management that can only be built from experience, along with her team-work mindset, Melissa is the respected leader of our Conference Operations team and an invaluable asset to the wider Arinex management team. She is also highly regarded by our clients as an outstanding asset to their conference planning and delivery.

Marcel van Egdom

Head of Event Services

Marcel is a driven professional with 15 years’ experience working as Project, Portfolio and Product Manager and in the Events, Media and Government industries across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe. 

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After completing his Master of Project Management degree at UTS he entered the events industry where he developed a proven track-record in delivering a portfolio of large scale as well as customised B2B events for the financial services, wealth management and government sectors across the Asia Pacific region.

Marcel’s vast experience across a wide range of events, coupled with his leadership and interpersonal skills, make him a valued member of the team.

Lee-Ann Toovey

Chief Financial Officer

A sharp, analytical mind combined with strong organisational skills makes Lee-Ann the ideal leader for our finance team.

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Lee-Ann uses a consultative management style, acquired from almost 20 years’ experience across a variety of industries. She utilises creative problem-solving and adheres to best practice in corporate governance to ensure clients have sound and importantly, accurate, financial advice.

With superb analytical skills and an eye for detail, Lee-Ann provides reliable financial advice both internally and to all of Arinex clients. Her enthusiastic and positive personality make her a welcome asset to the team.