The principle of daring to succeed underpins everything we do!

A solutions-driven company

The company drive and ethos has come from the founder Rangi Nicholls, former officer of the New Zealand Special Air Services. In 1986, the motto ‘Who Dares Wins’ applied to his aim of daring to take on the next big challenge – to create a company that provided a range of special services to the Australian film industry. Since then the company has blossomed to cater for a huge variety of events, transport and government clients whilst still keeping strong ties with the creative film industry.

From coordinating rolling blocks of the Sydney Harbour Bridge to closing city streets for Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) to overseeing traffic operations for Sydney Mardi Gras Parade, City2Surf and VIVID Sydney, we have got you covered!  Our Managers will work with you to deliver your project.

“Thanks Karl A huge thank you to a brilliant team - please pass on our thanks - you should be proud.”

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One company with a huge range of special services

Say hello to your team

Meet our team of highly experienced and dynamic Managers.

Katherine Nicholls

Director

Together with the late Rangi Nicholls, Katherine founded the business in 1986. Inheriting his love of the film industry, Katherine went on to build a successful business in the difficult environment of film. Determination and tenacity has helped see the company’s development as a well respected entity in the public event arena.

Karl Christian

Director/ General Manager

Karl joined Who Dares in 1999 as full time security guard on Moulin Rouge. For the next couple years, Karl enjoyed working in
the film industry on Kangaroo Jack and and many TV series. In 2003 he was Traffic Manager on Superman Returns and made his mark with Transport for NSW, City of Sydney and The Department of Premier and Cabinet, which led the way into the events industry. Karl holds an MEEA approved Diploma in Safety, a Post Graduate Certificate in Safety Science (UNSW) and is a Certified OHS Practitioner with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety. He also holds a Master of Business Law (UNSW) is currently completing a Bachelor of Law (UTS). Karl is interested in social justice having done a significant amount of volunteer work at the Aboriginal Legal Service Redfern office and intends to work at ALS part time once qualified. Karl continues to manage the Who Dares team particularly in the area of employment law, company compliance, business planning and strategies.

Jason Medina

Accounts Manager

Jason has had 20 years experience in IT and 15 years experience in accounts, making him a very reliable and professional accounts manager. Together with great customer service and organisational skills we are very proud to have him as one of the Who Dares team.

Greg Mooney

Operations Manager- Major Events

For 25 years Greg has been the SES Deputy Regional Manager for Sydney North. This very public and essential role in our community is indicative of Greg’s outstanding leadership and organizational abilities, whether reacting to State emergencies, managing major road events such as the National Marathon or directing city traffic around significant film sets like Superman Returns.

Glenn Armstrong

General Manager

General Manager with over 10 years’ experience at Who Dares Pty Ltd. In my role I am responsible for coordinating the daily operational activities including logistics, overseeing event and project portfolios, monitoring of service levels, management of key staff and business sales. Throughout my career I have worked on a number of high-profile major Sydney events, television commercials and feature films. I collaborate with people of all levels in a number of industries, possessing an excellent commercial approach to solving problems and developing business processes. Having proven people management skills, with the ability to manage performance and motivate staff on an individual and team level.

Elizabeth Long

Bookings Manager

Elizabeth’s is an experienced accounts and bookkeeper of 20 years. Together with her proven financial and organisational skills she brings a bright personality and a clear, strong communication style to our very people oriented business.

Tim Emslie

Events Manager

Tim has over 10 years’ experience in a variety of roles within the events industry. Prior to working at Who Dares he was involved in the management of several mass participation events including the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Weekend to End Women’s Cancers and Oxfam Trailwalker. Tim joined the Who Dares team in 2017 and has since gained extensive experience in traffic planning for the events and film industries. In addition to traffic planning, he been responsible for a wide variety of operational tasks within the business. Tim specialises in cycling events and HVM diagrams, installation, and removal.
Years of Trusted Experience
30
Events Delivered
5064
Film & TV productions supported
20453
Skilled Workforce
102