Meet the team.
The AGB Team of collaborators have vast experience from all over the world across a multitude of disciplines. From strategy and creative to production and lighting, incorporating digital, projection and all aspects of event management and delivery, the AGB Team has pride and passion for their work, and it shows in all of our projects!
Anthony Bastic AMChief Executive Officer and Creative Director
As an international event designer, Anthony’s extensive creative talents have brought some of the worlds most inspiring event experiences to life. Anthony prides himself on storytelling which captivates and unites diverse communities. Since founding AGB Events, Anthony has conceived and produced a multitude of successful events in Australia and internationally. Anthony was instrumental in establishing Vivid Sydney and was associated with the event holding positions of Curator and Festival Director of Light for a decade. Anthony also created the annual Lights of Christmas projections – a three-week, evening celebration of the essence of Christmas – another public event that regularly breaks attendance records and is now firmly part of a Christmas tradition for Sydneysiders and visitors. As the creative leader of AGB, Anthony also developed and inaugurated The Australian Garden Show Sydney, the Lights of Boston, and produced the first two iLight Marina Bay in Singapore. Before establishing AGB Events, Anthony held high-profile creative positions in the events industry including the Sydney Opera House, Sydney 2000 Olympics Live Sites, Rugby World Cup 2003, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Centennial Parklands and Sydney City Council.
Todd SeversonChief Operating Officer
With over 20 years of international event experience, Todd has held senior leadership and consultancy roles in sport, film festivals, light festivals, performing arts, exhibitions, political summits, urban precincts, and 10 Olympic Games. Todd specialises in integrating operations and systems across the multiple business areas that are the hallmark of major events. This includes project planning, mobilisation of significant workforce teams, logistics, and client-focused services as well as developing winning proposals. As AGB Events Chief Operating Officer, Todd brings his exemplary skills in event development and customer-designed experiences to the unique and vibrant public events that AGB creates. By applying his talents in strategy, project management, and innovative problem-solving, Todd has secured and led AGB’s solutions at mega-projects such as Vivid Sydney, Expo 2020 Dubai, and cultural institutions around the world.
Giles WestleyArtistic Director
Giles is a creative specialising in light and projection art – with a career traversing fine art, architecture, photography, film, event design, branding design, and lighting spanning 25 years. Possessing a unique set of skills that combine artistic with technical, Giles facilitates the connection of large audiences and stories on the global stage. Leading a team of specialist creatives, Giles uses visual symbolism and metaphor supported by crafted soundscape to create narratives that cross cultural and language divides, bringing unity and understanding to projects. The vast body of work has encompassed public-funded art projects, corporate events, and sporting events watched by billions of people around the world.
Kylie MillwoodCommunications Director
Kylie has built a career leading national and state-wide community initiatives for the government and not-for-profit sectors. Through “big picture” thinking and creating a clear strategic plan to achieve results, Kylie works with teams to turn creative concepts into deliverable projects. Over the years she has worked with companies including Colliers International, the Ocean Forests Foundation, Canon Australia and Special Olympics Australia to develop engagement campaigns and programs to deliver strategic marketing objectives. For 10 years she held senior executive roles in the NSW Premier’s Department’s Office of Protocol and Special Events, which was responsible for delivering major events, celebrations, engagement programs and awards.
Louis RosaCommercial Director
Louis Rosa is an Event Producer with over 20 years’ experience on major international events and is a strong leader with expertise in event planning and delivery, financial and project management and stakeholder engagement. Louis’ experience comes from being involved with various major sporting organisations – Olympic, Commonwealth, European Games’ – specialising in torch and baton relay events, roadshows and providing commercial, event marketing and operations management services to commercial organisations. Louis has a track record of successfully leading the end-to-end planning and delivery of events in organisations with strict deadlines requiring high level communication, stakeholder management, diplomacy, cross-functional area integration, financial management and multi-tasking across operational areas. He is an effective communicator with proven ability to recruit, train and motivate employees and contractors with varied cultural, religious and language backgrounds. Louis is passionate about events and thrives in fast-paced, challenging environments.
Rhoda Roberts AOCreative Consultant
Rhoda has had an amazing creative career and enjoyed working on a number of high profile, iconic events. Rhoda was Creative Director of the Awakening Segment at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Director of Sydney New Year’s Eve (2008-2011), founder and Festival Director of The Dreaming (1994-2009), host of Deadly Sounds national weekly radio program (1992-2014), producer of Aboriginal media company Vibe Australia (1992-2014) and co-founder the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust. Rhoda, as Creative Curator on Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, currently works closely with local Aboriginal artists and 40 art centres from across the Alice Springs desert region to develop the narrative for the event.
Francesca HynesProject Director
Francesca is an integral collaborator in strategy and brand development for key iconic events and major celebrations. Fran has managed advertising campaigns and developed brand strategies for Qantas, Nestle and Westpac Banking Corporation amongst others, and held senior positions at Qantas, Mojo (advertising), the City of Sydney and the NSW State Government. As Chief of Staff to the Lord Mayor of Sydney in the lead up to the Olympic Games, she played a vital role in the host city preparations, subsequently moving to the Olympic organisation in 2000. Fran has held senior roles for many major events including the 2000 Olympic Live Sites, Rugby World Cup 2003 and the Metropolis World Congress in 2008. With a degree in marketing and first-class honours in art history and archaeology (and a keen amateur archaeologist), Francesca brings a diverse range of strategic and management skills and perspectives to her work.
Olivia BradleyDirector of Exhibitions
Olivia is an experienced Producer who has extensive knowledge in the production and delivery of video, stills, VFX, mobile apps and VR. Coupled with her capabilities in producing events, public art, activations and exhibitions, Olivia is a valued member of the AGB Team. Olivia is finely skilled in understanding briefs and exceeding expectations, has great management skills across the areas of creative/ production and post-production teams, international crews and local and international suppliers. She is a fabulous collaborator and contributor to marketing, proposals, sponsorship packages and pitches. And also excels at scheduling, contracting, budgets and reporting. Olivia holds a Fine Arts degree in Video Installation.
Ashleigh ChappleSenior Producer
A passionate Event Producer with over 10 years experience in the corporate and hospitality event space, Ashleigh worked on many regional events prior to moving to Sydney in 2017, creating positive social impact in communities. Holding a degree in Event Business Management, Ashleigh is a multitasker with a passion for creating meaningful event experiences. She excels in the management of project timelines, production, operations, personnel, risk and stakeholders.
Ashleigh’s credits include Producer for the Lights of Christmas Sydney, the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards, Parrtjima on The Ghan, Dubai Expo 2020, and most recently has worked with the Australian Museum to produce a large exterior projection piece for their Sharks exhibition. She is the client liaison for a number of Federal Government and Corporate clients, and has made critical contributions to the success of a myriad of AGB projects.
Hannah KeoghCultural Programmer
Hannah works conscientiously to provide a strong foundation for new and existing ventures at AGB.
A steadfast believer that great programming comes from a solid concentration of knowledge systems, Hannah combines a passion for arts and cultural events with a Bachelor of Design, to weave together culturally significant stories which are authentic, creative and thoughtfully considered.
Hannah’s interests in research, art history and social initiatives are utilised to bolster project milestones and solidify independent and team orientated ‘deep dives’ to develop a specialised understanding for both company and client.
Inspired by the power of storytelling to create authentic, inclusive environments, Hannah is versatile across a broad range of AGB’s up and coming projects.
Rodalyn FloresSenior Graphic Designer
Rodalyn brings design flair and more than 12 years experience to AGB.
Previously working as a Designer across Asia, Rodalyn specialises in thematic visual identity, marketing and advertising content and event branding.
Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Rodalyn has worked in the finance and healthcare, interior design and education industries. Over the last few years she has been the head designer and creative agency liaison for an international company based in Singapore focussed on delivering Global Leadership summits.
Rodalyn works across all AGB projects ensuring quality presentation and branding throughout.
Toby SewellLighting Designer & Production
Toby has been a lighting designer for live productions of theatre, opera, music, dance and events for over 20 years, he has toured in the roles of Designer & Production Manager with a variety of companies both nationally and internationally. Toby provides technical and design guidance through the development, manufacture and installation of lighting installation for Parrtjima & Halo. Toby also manages all technical supplier relationships for projects along with planning logistics, scheduling, equipment and technical personnel required to produce a light festival in Australia.