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Kim Pengelly

Event Manager


Kim began her career in the music industry managing the commercial aspects of festivals, designing systems to ensure financial stability and organisational sustainability in an event context. Employed then by Woodfordia Inc. promoters of The Woodford Folk Festival, Planting and Festival of Small Halls, her role was primarily to manage all of the businesses within the organisation. This included managing a team of 43 people overseeing 800 volunteers across 13 departments including; 16 bars, 180 stalls, performers merchandise (460 artists), official merchandise, visual arts workshops, art galleries, restaurants, and general stores collectively turning over in excess of $2.5M in six days.

At 26, Kim was promoted to Deputy General Manager to engage in the strategic management of the organisation and in addition to her role as Commercial Manager began managing grant applications, negotiating sponsorships and completed top-level negotiations with local, State and Federal Governments contributing to an annual economic impact of $34.5M.

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