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avt is a value added distributor of world-class audio visual hardware and software brands across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. We are passionate about technology and living our purpose which is 'To lead our industry, advance our people and partners, creating memorable experiences every day'.

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Meet the Team

Our team consists of a group of innovative and driven individuals, from Strategic Managers to Solution Engineers. We strive to deliver ground-breaking solutions that will evolve with your business and collaborate with our partners, delivering tailored solutions.

Graham Evans

CEO

Fostering connections is my native genius, I focus on nurturing authentic and sustained relationships in all facets of my life. My energy and pursuit for genuine personal connections, drives me to engage, understand, coach and challenge individuals, teams and partners to achieve their own success.
I’m a natural problem solver who is committed to finding solutions but I don’t profess to have all the answers. Instead I prefer to empower those around me to challenge conventional thinking and discover new approaches. Innovation repeatedly presents itself when customer experience is the focal point of their discovery.
Building positive physical and virtual environments in which teams are able to strive to achieve their goals is particularly rewarding.
Continuous learning drives me, I love to read and I am inspired by many authors such as Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Richard Branson, Liz Wiseman, Mandy Johnson and Napoleon Hill.
When I’m not in the office or in the air travelling, you’ll find me lost inside a great business book somewhere on a beach, with an antipasto platter, a bottle of good wine and surrounded by the people I care about most in life. I am an extremely proud father of 2 incredible young men, the husband to an amazing and supportive wife, and my “family first” values have guided me continuously throughout my life and my career.

Paul Fouracre

Chief Operating Officer

Driven to see people succeed, I naturally am drawn to nurturing authentic and sustained relationships in all facets of my life. My energy and pursuit in helping people reach their full potential, motivates me to look at the relationships around me and identify opportunities to coach, engage and challenge to achieve success.

Business development is my passion and with over 20 years in operational leadership across Asia Pacific, I have deep expertise in scaling multiple businesses by leading teams with effective go-to-market strategies that leverage all areas of the business. For me, it is incredibly rewarding to see a strong team working together to achieve outcomes. Within avt, I truly believe people are our number one asset and as a leader I strive to create engaged and passionate teams through engaging interactions.

Continuous improvement drives me to look for new opportunities or technologies as a way to improve our business and help our clients solve business problems. The business insight gives our clients better prospects, providing both the client and avt the opportunity for business growth.

When I’m not in the office or travelling around the world, you’ll find me out on the fairway with friends trying to get that elusive hole-in-one or passionately following my beloved Sydney Swans! Along with this, I adore spending quality time with my wife and our 2 children, often enjoying a nice meal out together or exploring the Australian landscape while bushwalking.

Due to my experience in business development and leadership, I have access to a lot of interesting information, to which I regularly post about on LinkedIn. I invite you to follow or message me if anything of interest catches your eye.

Graham Barrett

Strategic Partnerships & Innovation

Having spent over 30 years AV industry, I have a deep understanding of the value that technology can deliver in a workplace, teaching space, venue or hospitality environment. My focus is on being able to translate that technology requirement into a business outcome.

My heavy engagement with HARMAN and all of our technology partners enables me to influence and understand the future roadmap of AV technology and the related strategies.

I’m passionate about what I do, and am fortunate to work with an equally passionate team at avt and what I consider the best people of the industry in one group.

avt is in the unique position of representing the manufacturer, whilst being an independent Australian owned entity with the flexibility to move with market demands. This combined with leveraging a deep expertise in technology means we are customer focused – solving customers’ problems through technology, supported by customer service excellence.

When I’m not doing business at all sorts of weird times across various time zones, you’ll find me playing drums in a blues band. I’ve been writing original music with the band for the last 15 years and in 2017 released our first album. It takes time to create something great ok, just like a fine wine, as further evidenced by my marriage of 21 years (and 2 children).

Due to my connections in the industry I have access to a lot of interesting information which I post about regularly on LinkedIn, so I invite you to follow me. If anything of interest catches your eye, or you’d like to catch up for a chat, or a glass (or 3) of red, I’m happy to do so – just send me an email.

Daniel Anderson

Head of Sales

I am a collaborative, commercially astute, results-driven Manager, with extensive experience in multi-channel sales organisations spanning start-up, blue-chip corporate, through to mid-size ASX listed companies. I pride myself on being a natural connector with people at all levels of business with an impactful personal style.

Sales is my absolute passion, with 20 years’ experience gained across B2B, Retail, Wholesale, and Multi-Channel at a variety of levels. Comprehensive sales and management training in my formative years within iconic global FMCG companies has provided me with a unique core skill set to rise to new and challenging leadership roles.

I have a reputation for building outstanding sales teams and kick-arse cultures through a coaching-first mentality. I enjoy leveraging my extensive Senior Customer Management experience to help develop my sales superstars.
I don’t subscribe to the corner office corporate mentality. For me it’s all about the raw interactions with my team to truly understand their challenges and ensure I’m engaged in as many conversations as possible every day.
I am a hands-on leader who never lost the thrill of the sales chase.
I embrace forward thinking, innovation, and thrive on the challenges that come with working in entrepreneurial and progressive corporate environments.

Mark White

Executive Director

As an analytical thinker, I am driven by curiosity. I continuously probe for new possibilities, especially when trying to solve complex problems. My determination drives me to solve problems with efficiency and ingenuity, achieving the best decision for the shared company vision.

My energy and pursuit of big data drives me to employ fact-based decision making and challenge the status quo. However, I don’t profess to have all the answers. Instead, I work with teams, challenging their approach to decision-making and tasks, empowering individuals to work together to achieve a successful result.

Sales Team

Mark White
Executive Director - Asia
David Tan
Sales Manager Asia
Rob Hodges
Regional Sales Manager (NSW/ACT)
Jason Firminger
Regional Sales Manager (WA/SA)
Richard Nagle
Country Manager NZ
Matt Simupande
Channel Experience (NZ)
Benjamin Page
Brand Ambassador - HARMAN Pro Audio
Sarah Paterson
Account Manager QLD/NT
Alvin Chan
Customer Experience Manager, Retail & Hospitality
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  • Kevin Chatfield

    Founder

    As a 40-year veteran of the AV industry, I have built our business on the principles of best-in-class team members focused on delivering exceptional customer service and operational excellence. I am extremely proud of our industry-leading investment in training, tradeshows and conferences where we continue to recognise our partners’ industry-best design and engineering talent.

    I am a passionate leader and channel my energy through my team and partners to achieve a shared vision. My curiosity and pursuit of how new technology can enable our customer environments drives me to identify trends and be on the leading edge of innovation.

    I am decisive, energized by the diversity of our business and the pace of change in our industry. I am drawn to those who share my energy and appetite for the pace for change identified to stay ahead of the curve.

  • Mark Grey

    Advisory Board Chairman

    A visionary leader, I am driven to igniting passion in my team by driving their passions, skills and resources to bring out the best in the individual and achieve a shared vision. My energy and pursuit of the bigger picture, motivates me to hold multiple perspectives, often meeting challenges with creative solutions.

    I am agile and persistent, but I realize you can’t achieve a business dream alone. Instead, I empower those around me to work together, harnessing their unique gifts to find innovative and creative solutions, continually moving towards our shared vision. Visions are turned into reality when followed by actions.

  • Mark White

    Executive Director

    As an analytical thinker, I am driven by curiosity. I continuously probe for new possibilities, especially when trying to solve complex problems. My determination drives me to solve problems with efficiency and ingenuity, achieving the best decision for the shared company vision.

    My energy and pursuit of big data drives me to employ fact-based decision making and challenge the status quo. However, I don’t profess to have all the answers. Instead, I work with teams, challenging their approach to decision-making and tasks, empowering individuals to work together to achieve a successful result.

  • Graham Evans

    Managing Director

    Fostering connections is my native genius, I focus on nurturing authentic and sustained relationships in all facets of my life. My energy and pursuit for genuine personal connections, drives me to engage, understand, coach and challenge individuals, teams and partners to achieve their own success.
    I’m a natural problem solver who is committed to finding solutions but I don’t profess to have all the answers. Instead I prefer to empower those around me to challenge conventional thinking and discover new approaches. Innovation repeatedly presents itself when customer experience is the focal point of their discovery.
    Building positive physical and virtual environments in which teams are able to strive to achieve their goals is particularly rewarding.
    Continuous learning drives me, I love to read and I am inspired by many authors such as Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Richard Branson, Liz Wiseman, Mandy Johnson and Napoleon Hill.
    When I’m not in the office or in the air travelling, you’ll find me lost inside a great business book somewhere on a beach, with an antipasto platter, a bottle of good wine and surrounded by the people I care about most in life. I am an extremely proud father of 2 incredible young men, the husband to an amazing and supportive wife, and my “family first” values have guided me continuously throughout my life and my career.

Join the team

If you value a workplace that promotes an entrepreneurial environment, supports talented achievers, offers the chaos that is growth, and never compromises integrity, then we’d love to have you on board.

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