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ASHLEY GORDON   

Director, Client Relations

Ashley founded CCM in 1985 and has been responsible for the successful management of literally hundreds of conferences, of all sizes and scope. He is actively involved in every conference undertaken by CCM. Ashley is a recognised authority on conference management and his advice is regularly sought by government and private sector organisations alike. He serves on numerous advisory committees and Boards. Ashley oversees client relations and service delivery at CCM. 

JON GORDON           

Director, Operations

Jonathan co-founded CCM in 1985 and has managed all manner of conferences and exhibitions for the past 33 years. Jonathan oversees operations and financial services at CCM and is actively involved in conference finance and budgeting issues. He manages CCM’s supplier relationships. 

BRITT LASPINA               

Communications & Client Relations Specialist

Britt is an experienced marketing and communications lead with a strong background in design. Previously, working for the Brisbane City Council Lord Mayors Office, Britt worked closely with CCM during the 2019 Asia Pacific Cities Summit. Britt has also worked in events at TAFE Queensland, furthering her experience in the Public Sector. Britt has completed a Bachelor of Business, Double Majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications and Human Resource Management from the Queensland University of Technology.

KATE MCNAUGHT                    

Delegate, Program & Web Specialist (Maternity Leave)

Kate has worked closely with event and conference organisers for more than 13 years, Previously a conference management software trainer, Kate has been with CCM for over 10 years, specialising in web design, program and delegate services.  Kate completed her bachelor degree in Information Systems at Australian Catholic University and has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

JESS TUFFLEY                   

Program Specialist

Jess gained significant experience organising conferences and events for the medical sector at St Andrews War Memorial Hospital and the Optometrist’s Association of Australia in event management roles. Jess delivers exhibition & sponsorship and event finance services to all CCM projects. She is a graduate of Event Management at the University of Queensland.

KIRSTY JARZABEK            

Delegate Services Specialist


Kirsty is an experienced Event Manager previously working in the not-for-profit and community events sector. Kirsty specialises in strategy and processes and brings this to delivering a streamlined delegate registration process to all CCM projects. Kirsty has completed a Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management majoring in event management and marketing from The University of South Australia.

KATE RUSSELL             

Industry & Event Specialist


Kate is an experienced Event Manager with significant experience organising conferences and events in Brisbane venues, including the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Kate manages the Sponsorship, Exhibition and Venue requirements for all CCM projects. Kate has completed a Diploma in Events and is in the process of completing a Diploma in Project Management.