Meet our Executive Team

Mark Magennis, Managing Director

Mark Magennis, Managing Director

With more than 25 years of experience in customer experience strategy, marketing, events and design, under Mark’s direction, keen sales, marketing and design focus and client centric personality, DE&E has grown from a humble team of six to a proud workforce of more than 50 full time employees and over 30 casual staff.

A true visionary leader who has created a successful company by staying relevant, adapting to change, embracing new ways of delivering excellence whilst continually encouraging the team to remain; client, goal and future focused. Mark meticulously works behind the scenes to adapt to the changing landscape of industry requirements by instigating vital upgrades to ensure that DE&E continues to evolve and embrace client objectives to create more innovative, engaging and enriching experiences.

Mark thrives on delivering unique solutions for DE&E's clients by creating tangible experiences through retention and acquisition strategies. Customer centric and continuously invests in new stock, collections, equipment and designs to ensure that clients have a multitude of resources to pick and choose from.

'Creativity is King' and the driving force that inspires Mark to advocate change and deliver holistic client solutions. Mark lives and breathes design and can forecast future and seasonal trends ahead of time. He generously shares his expertise and knowledge because he truly believes that by empowering his team with all the information and resources, they need to do their jobs will ensure that DE&E remains relevant and drives the market.

An advocate for disrupting the market and a prominent member and mentor of the Events Industry, in 2018, Mark received the highly prestigious Unsung Hero Award at the EEAA 2018 Awards for Excellence. This award honours the industry’s highest achieving individuals, shows, venues, suppliers and teams.

Contact details:
Phone: 02 8399 2299
Email: mark@decorativeevents.com.au

Peter Fulton, Creative Director

Peter Fulton, Creative Director

Creative Director of DE&E and one of the event industry’s most well-known and respected designers and decorators. Peter's career began in the late 1980’s at the age of 15 as an apprentice sign writer and visual merchandiser. In 1994 Peter joined one of Sydney’s premier event hire and decorating companies. His creative talent and hands-on approach was soon recognised and he became their head stylist and decorator; decorating some of Sydney's most prestigious and high-profile events. In 2001 Peter created Decorative Events; a dedicated event styling and decorating company. His natural artistic talent, wealth of experience and dedication to excellence has resulted in DE&E becoming ‘an event organiser's decorating dream come true’.

Today and with a team of more than 25 designers and stylists, Peter continues to provide a hands-on approach to ensure the team are continuously inspired by change and driven to future possibilities.

Contact details:
Phone: 02 8399 2299
Email: peter@decorativeevents.com.au

Ruby Chronis, General Manager - Sales, Marketing & Design

Contact details:
Phone: 02 8399 2299
Email: ruby@decorativeevents.com.au

Sean Ali, General Manager - Operations

Sean Ali, General Manager - Operations

Contact details:
Phone: 02 8399 2299
Email: sean@decorativeevents.com.au

Chantel Warren, HR Advisor

Contact details:
Phone: 02 8399 2299
Email: chantel@decorativeevents.com.au

Sonya Goncalves, EA to Directors / Marketing & Communications Manager

Sonya Goncalves, EA to Directors / Marketing & Communications Manager

Contact details:
Phone: 02 83992299
Email: sonya@decorativeevents.com.au

"There are many ways we can describe Mark's contribution to our industry. He is a true champion of creative change. Customer centric. Results driven. Innovative. Creative. Dynamic. Inspirational. Passionate. Widely respected. An advocate for disrupting the market. Transparent. Real. Respectful. Honest. Goal focused". Joyce DiMascio, Chief Executive, Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia

Joyce DiMascio – Mark Magennis wins 2018 EEAA Unsung Hero Award