“Gary has been engaged by Tennis Australia for over 20 years in the delivery of the Australian Open.
Gary has a number of strengths namely those of; exceptional Site Management, Logistics, Labour Management and Event Project Management and OHS. His skills and experience are vast in the delivery of major events and he and his team are experts in this area.
Gary possesses excellent contractor management skills working with them for a mutually beneficial outcome whilst ensuring the event objectives are being achieved.
For Australian Open 2017 Gary worked on the delivery on Australian Open Festival, the second year of this event. He was pivotal in meeting deadlines and ensuring the success of the event working with extremely tight bump in and out build schedules. All elements of this event run to military type precisions due the amount of infrastructure being built in short timeframes.
Gary was given a number of special projects, one being the delivery of a sound wall that required his experience with operations, logistics and structure expertise. This lead to us delivery the project in time and with significant costs savings.
I would highly recommend Gary for a variety of Event Site & Project positions. His performance in the delivery of the Australian Open comes from a true passion for our event. Gary will be an extremely positive addition to your organization.”
Manager – Site Operations
“My business, Sentry Business Resilience Solutions Pty Ltd, is a consultancy services company specializing in Safety, Risk and Emergency Management across a diverse range of businesses, including mass participation/attendance ‘high risk’ major events in Victoria and the broader Australian Events environment.
I have worked alongside Gary Pask and his team on and off over the past 10+ years. I have found him to be professional, holds a high degree of personal and work ethic, integrity and is extremely flexible in delivering high quality services.
I have worked with Gary at iconic Major Events for the state of Victoria including Spring Racing Carnivals, Australian Open Events, White Night Melbourne and Red Bull’s Annual Wings For Live World Run Events, to name but a few.
His comprehension of task requirements is second to none in the events business and I have no hesitation in engaging Gary Pask or recommending his business to anyone else.”
Stephen Goss AFRMIA, CPRM, CPMSIA
Sentry Business Resilience Solutions Pty Ltd
In close collaboration with the Operations Department, as Technical Director for White Night Melbourne and the inaugural White Night Ballarat, I had the pleasure of working with Gary Pask Consulting.
Gary and his team provided both White Night events with operations logistics and site crew. Gary’s team were fully supportive of the Creatives programming and at all times assisted us, without question, to deliver two very successful events. WHS was never in question with GPC as they diligently carried out their tasks.
I have no hesitation in recommending Gary Pask Consulting to any event that requires a full first class service for their site team.
Technical Director, DAE White Night
“In recent deployments to the Middle East, the Royal Australian Air Force have been tasked with the erection and maintenance of several temporary structures. During our planning and pre-deployment phase, Gary was called upon to provide specialist training and logistical advice. Gary identified several gaps in our training model and was instrumental in providing safe construction training and logistic methodology ensuring successful mission planning and delivery. Over several years, Gary has made himself available to the Air Force to provide specialist project management skills for our fleet of deployable temporary structures. His enduring professionalism, no-nonsense approach and situational awareness of Defence capabilities and priorities have ensured that the Airfield Engineers of the Royal Australian Air Force maintain a reputation as world leaders in delivering Defence Engineering.”
Flight Sergeant Alex Smith
Airfield Engineering Construction Manager
Royal Australian Air Force
“After working in the Event & Exhibition industry for the last 20 years, I have come to appreciate the difference professional staff make to achieving a successful event. Having dealt with Gary over the last few years at the Australian Open Tennis, I would certainly class him as an event professional. His industry knowledge, commitment and ability to stay calm through the rough patches ensure that communication levels are maintained and issues are dealt with quickly and efficiently. I would always be happy to have Gary on my team going into a major event project.”
General Manager – Group Resources
“I have had the pleasure of working with Gary on some major sporting events like the Australian Formula One Grand Prix where there are very strict build schedules and safety guidelines. His ‘can do’ approach and attention to detail gives you peace of mind that the job will be achieved on time and on budget without fuss.”
Events Facilities Manager
“Gary has been an important part of the IER and Veldeman teams for over a decade. During that time, he has been instrumental in the implementation of a number of long term event management contracts including the Australian Open Tennis and Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix. Specialising in the management and construction of temporary infrastructure, Gary’s strong leadership, commitment and event knowledge have ensured a consistent track record of delivering client outcomes on time and with quality. Gary simply understands what is required at all levels of event project management to get the job done.”
“Active Air has supplied temporary airconditioning to the Australian Open Tennis at Melbourne and Olympic Park from year 2000 to the present. During this time we have found Gary as project manager has provided us with a safe, professional and customer focused environment enabling us to complete our tasks on time and within budget. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gary.”
Victorian State Manager