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Geoff Bone

Chief of Staff

From Christchurch to Perth to London and back again, Geoff has twenty years of sales, advertising, marketing and event management experience across the globe. Whether it’s managing conferences or tradeshows across Europe and North America, leading team’s procuring million’s of pounds of annual sponsorship in London or running the largest event in the South Island – Geoff’s vision and drive to succeed and exceed client’s expectations is second to none. After merging their successful event management company with Beck & Caul, Geoff and his wife Carol are looking forward to bringing a whole new dimension of service to the customers of Beck & Caul. Geoff loves a big idea – if you’ve got one – get in touch!

Kaylie Bradley

Sales Manager

With a background in account management, business development and experience in advertising sales, Kaylie brings a fresh perspective to her role at Beck & Caul. Having travelled all over the world, Kaylie has gained experience in a variety of industries, her particular expertise lies in client management and solution selling to resolve client problems and to achieve the desired outcomes.

Vendel Egyed

Web Developer & Tech Guru

One of two resident Hungarians, Vendel is a professional software engineer and works magic with all things web-based, including websites, webshops, mobile websites and dynamic web features, as well as solving most PC problems. With his interests in travelling, hiking and fishing he has made New Zealand home for all the right reasons, with one exception, he prefers to play soccer!

Tarryn Deaker

Agency Lead

Drawing from the age of two, Tarryn is a career creative. She has been a senior creative for over 10 years in Christchurch-based agencies (plus a stint in London), working with some very well-known brands. She brings a focused, considered and strategic approach to her work, having armed herself with a Degree and Postgradate Diploma in Design and Marketing. Tarryn also loves her sports – playing netball during winter, waterskiing and trying not to fall off the mountain bike too often over summer.

Sarah Green

Senior Creative

Sarah graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design from Natcoll and was a foundation staffer with Beck & Caul. Much of what the company has achieved for clients has passed through her keyboard. Her vast portfolio demonstrates her creative flair and highlights her passion for innovative design and consumer experience. Sarah brings a medley of skills to every project, producing stylish design that is uniquely individual and modern.

Will Ross

Accountant and Health & Safety Specialist

Effective financial management of client projects is an integral component of our success. Our in-house Accountant William began his career in the Chartered Accountancy environment and most recently worked for Deloitte in Christchurch. William has worked on a range of small to medium enterprises and brings with him a depth of knowledge. With a focus on output, William is driven to exceed client objectives and expectations.

Mel Fenton

A&P Show Secretary

Mel works tirelessly as Show Secretary for the Canterbury A&P Association. She provides administration support to committees, coordinates volunteers and lives in a flurry of entries, emails and phone calls. She is also the go-to-girl for all livestock and equestrian inquries for the Canterbury A&P Show. It’s a juggling act, creating positive relationships with a lot of key stakeholders, but Mel handles it with ease and flair.

Bindy Grace

Coordinator Events Administration

Bindy began her career in the Travel Industry, she later worked in Travel and Tourism Education before joining the world of event management. Bindy provides support on all our events and projects. As an events client you’ll get to know her well because excellent administration of client contracts is the backbone of our success. Bindy is integral to the running of the Canterbury A&P Show where she works on sponsorship, membership, show entries, ticketing, ribbons and trophies, delegations and much more.

Rachel Baggaley

Lead Account Manager

With a background in marketing and customer service, Rachel brings her meticulous brief taking and organisational skills to the crew at Beck & Caul. When she’s not serving her clients’ needs, she co-chairs the PTA at her local school and is often found poolside with her sons, pottering in the garden, or mountain biking and skiing with them.

John Hammond


John founded Beck & Caul and led from the front for 17 years. John had a background in  marketing and senior management experience in the hospitality, tourism and automotive industries and given half a chance, he was quick to provide incisive comments on the Crusaders’, Black Caps’ or Liverpool’s results over an espresso or craft beer. John sadly passed away on 19 March 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. He is missed.

Amy Liddington

Event Assistant

With a background in Client Services and Management, Amy brings to Beck & Caul her strong organisational and administrative skills to manage the Canterbury A&P Association membership base as well as assisting with various other tasks that are required to keep the office running like a well-oiled machine. An excellent communicator, she is available to assist our clients with any of their requirements – big or small and highly enjoys supporting and assisting others to achieve their desired outcomes.

Marina Ritchie

Event Assistant

She must like us because Marina just keeps coming back! She’s worked on the Canterbury A&P Show as a casual staff member for many years and we’re excited to have her on board as a more permanent staff member in 2017. Marina’s excellent administrative skills, calm head and positive personality make her a crucial part of the puzzle – especially when it comes to the pressure of major event management.

Katherine McKessar

Marketing & Sales Coordinator

Katherine is a graduate of University of Otago, but she’s a Cantabrian through and through. Katherine loves all things design-related and her background in marketing and administration along with excellent relationship-building skills makes her the perfect addition to our team. 

Szilvia Szalai

Search Engine Optimisation

Currently working part-time while on maternity leave with her beautiful daughter, Szilvia is our other resident Hungarian. Szilvia specializes in getting your website performing at it’s best in search engine rankings, helping drive more traffic to your site.

Dugald Thomas

Showgrounds Operations Manager

Managing a 42-hectare park that’s home to the Canterbury A&P Show and hundreds of events throughout the year is no mean feat but Dugald takes it all his stride. A farmer in a former life and a long-time employee of the Canterbury A&P Association, he’s the go to man for anything Canterbury Agricultural Park related and for all of those curly ag questions some of us townies like to throw at him!