About Us

Affiliations

Our electricity is 100% offset through the PureEnergy100 scheme by Energy Australia. Ask us how we can help reduce the carbon footprint of your next event.

Innovative Production Services is a proud member of Live Performance Australia – the national peak body for live entertainment in Australia.

We are a founding member of Event Birdie. Event Birdie is a one-stop-shop for all your event planning needs.

Our Team

Brendan Sadgrove Director brendan@innovative.net.au

As one of Innovative’s directors, Brendan prides himself on delivering an uncompromised approach to client and account relations. His grounded and realistic attitude ensures a client’s ideal event is brought to life and well executed within budget.

In the little downtime Brendan gets, he loves to go flying in an ultra-lite plane called a Dragonfly. Every year he participates in the Forbes Hang Gliding Competition in rural NSW as a tow plane pilot and loves it!

 

Jeremy Koch Director jeremy@innovative.net.au

Jeremy has worked tirelessly from the age of 16 to develop his skills as a top-notch lighting designer and technician. As one of the company directors, he is constantly educating and passing on his skills and experience to the Innovative team. His attention to detail and desire to ‘make sure it’s perfect’ are traits that are nurtured at Innovative and something the directors actively encourage every day.

Outside of the industry, Jeremy’s passions are car racing and contemporary dance. If he could light a dance show at Sydney Motorsport Park, he would be in heaven!

Amy Sadgrove Office Manager accounts@innovative.net.au

Amy joined the Innovative team in 2006 and has since completed an Accounting Diploma and a Cert IV in Business. From wearing all the hats in the office (Office manager, payroll officer, website content manager, indoor plants looker-after-er and MYOB know-it-all), the business is steadily growing to facilitate more support staff who can help wear the hats. Amy hopes to come back in 2018 as HR Manager and Meditation Teacher :)

 

 

Rob Charles Event Staff rob@innovative.net.au

Rob Charles has been a part of the Innovative family since he was 16 years old, working casually with us in his holidays while studying at TAFE. He is now a capable and trustworthy technical operator who executes his role to the best of his ability. He regularly hones his skills with internal and external lighting and audio training days. He manages bump ins and bump outs and is a fantastic team leader.

 

Guy Gilchrist Warehouse Manager guy@innovative.net.au

Guy is an integral part of the way Innovative operates. Guy’s attention to detail and methodical approach has ensured the warehouse procedures are constantly tweaked and updated. His cool, calm and collected demeanour means the busy turnarounds are executed as smoothly as possible.

 

 

Nathan Jones Senior Account Manager nathanjones@innovative.net.au

Nathan’s audio engineering career is full of highlights, too many to mention here! In the time Nathan has been at Innovative, he has taken on the role of account manager with an impressive enthusiasm and vigour. The less experienced staff are very happy to have him as a mentor and his training skills are welcomed by the whole team.

 

Luke Boyd Event Staff luke@innovative.net.au

Luke combines experience and passion in all aspects of lighting, audio, vision and IT. He is technically minded and can problem solve on an event while keeping his cool. His
professional and polite demeanour make him an excellent operator and someone who
always strives to look after his client’s needs.

Hayden Schraishuhn Operations/Logistics Manager hayden@innovative.net.au

Hayden is affectionately known as “Crew Boss”. His role as Operations/Logistics Manager has him managing staff (all permanent and contract production staff) and vehicle movements with micro detail on a daily basis. When he is not owning the title of Crew Boss, he keeps himself busy drawing up amazing, accurate floor plans in Vectorworks. He is responsible for growing and maintaining our CAD library – creating detailed venue plans and 3D visualizations for our event clients.

Tim Butler Venues Account Manager timbutler@innovative.net.au

As the Venues Account Manager, Tim manages the high turnover of enquiries we receive through our venues where we are in-house. With his in-depth knowledge of what is achievable in each venue, and his polite and level-headed approach, Tim is happy to help with all your technical needs.

Time and time again, Tim delivers the high standard of service that Innovative prides itself on.

Chris Sicard Factory Staff chris@innovative.net.au

Chris is an integral part of the Innovative Warehouse and is considered Guy’s right hand man. Chris is an extremely passionate sound and audio enthusiast. His love for audio in listening, playing, recording, mixing or writing is a strong passion and continues to play a major role in his life. After completing his Audio Engineering Degree, Chris pursued opportunities to increase his skills within the industry. Working with Innovative Productions has enabled him to broaden his knowledge whilst working with like-minded peers.

Eliot Simpson Account Manager eliot@innovative.net.au

Eliot is well versed in Lighting, vision and IT and has a passion to see a project executed seamlessly from start to finish. He has brought to Innovative 10 years of experience gained from several large companies in the entertainment industry. He prides himself on his strong work ethic and being part of the bigger picture, helping out in any way he can to produce a top quality event. Eliot loves exploring new technology and innovations both inside and outside the scope of the events industry.

Garth McMurray Event Staff garth@innovative.net.au

One of our newest and youngest crew members, Garth comes from a background of live events and productions in both the corporate world and live music. He brings with him a large range of skills in all aspects of the events industry and continues to strive to learn as much as he can. We welcome Garth to the Innovative team and we are excited to guide his further development.