The Event Crew


Who We Are

‘The Event Crew is an event management company, based on the Gold Coast at Burleigh Heads, Queensland. The Event Crew was established in 2012 by Heath Fitzpatrick and Brendon Downey, who together have extensive experience in event management and delivery as well as being former athletes in their respective fields.

The Team

Brendon Downey - General Manager

Brendon has been involved in triathlons for over 25 years, initially as NZ National Champion in 1991 and an elite triathlte.  Brendon then moved into a successful coaching career, including guiding Olympic representatives in his role as Sports Development and High Performance Manager of Triathlon NZ.   With over 20 years involvement in the delivery of a variety of large (25,000+ participants) and small scale events, Brendon's experience in event management is extensive.

Brent Tritton - Operations

Brent has been with The Event Crew since 2012, initially as an Operations Assistant whilst completing his Bachelor of Business (Sports Management and Marketing) and has since learnt the business inside out - Brent now manages the Operations across The Event Crew's complete portfolio of events.  With his MBA now complete, Brent is looking forward to "just" working and managing the day to day operations at work!   

Chelsea Downey - Marketing & Communications

With a mixed background across health promotion, sports coaching, community partnerships and business administration, Chelsea brings a diverse set of skills to The Event Crew.  Chelsea has a varied role within The Event Crew and depending on the time of year can be seen managing all digital content and communications, looking after sponsorship and marketing, forging community partnerships, managing race week registration & race day help desk and where possible, on course support.


Nikki Luke - Athlete Services, Volunteers & Administration

Nikki brings her smiley personality to The Event Crew front office and can be heard talking to our athletes and suppliers all day long.  With extensive administration experience across a mixture of corporate, education and sporting sectors Nikki manages all front office responsibilities and ensures the smooth running of the business.  You will see Nikki running around organising our volunteer crews and playing staff "Mum" on race day! Nikki takes on the role of administration and also as Volunteer Manager.

Donna Noble - Accounts & Administration

Having spent many years working in a customer service role, Donna went on to work within the sport of triathlon as a VIP co-ordinator and as an accounts manager. Donna now works for The Event Crew looking after the books and more recently has stepped in to help out in a support role with Athlete Services and Administration.