Dec 17: Industry award for Toko

H3 Operations Manager Claire Toko was named the Simpson Grierson Operations Manager of the Year at the 2017 Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) Awards in November.

H3 Operations Manager Claire Toko was named the Simpson Grierson Operations Manager of the Year at the 2017

The annual awards recognise talent and dedication within the country’s events, entertainment and venue industries.

Having worked at H3 in several roles over the past 12 years, Claire’s broad experience has seen her lead initiatives in areas including health and safety, staff induction, contract management and development projects. She is also responsible for establishing H3’s successful graduate development and volunteer programmes.

H3 Executive Director Sean Murray says “a lot of the work Claire does lays the foundation for H3’s success and also sets the bar for others in the industry including the next wave of event professionals. She is a true asset to both our business and the wider events industry, and deserves to be recognised for her contribution.”

It is the second consecutive year that an H3 staff member has been awarded the Operations Manager of the Year title, with Technical Services Manager Sven Ladewig receiving the award last year.

H3 was also shortlisted in another category this year, with Claudelands named as a finalist for Ticketmaster Large Venue of the Year.