MEET THE TEAM

Meet The Team

MEGAN MCILRATH

Owner & Event Specialist

With an Honours Degree in Psychology under her belt, and years of industry experience, Megan inspires the “go getter & dream big” ethos we hold at Event Affairs. She heads up the Corporate & Experiential Division with vigour and adores all things opulent and delicious! Her expertise in her field enables her to whip up a corporate event for you in a jiffy whilst growing and managing the business. With her highly organised nature and strict and thorough project management skills, she is a force to be reckoned with in the Corporate Events Industry.

What inspires Megan? “I thrive on creating and successfully executing outdoor & experiential events from scratch. To create an event out of nothing, to take an open space and create a spectacular event is what drives me to be excellent at all times.”

Margot Coetzee

Project Manager

Margot’s love for the world of events began during her studies. Having studied a degree in Drama, her creative flare is something she prides herself in and she certainly brings an abundance of this into her work. She has the perfect balance between her love for structure and “list ticking” and boundless creativity. This has set her in good stead for her favourite type of events…weddings. Although she is well versed in many types of events, wedding planning is her number 1 passion. Her ‘calm under pressure’ approach and eye for design means she is the perfect person to have by your side on your wedding day.

What inspires Margot? “I’m inspired by what weddings represent. I love that in this big crazy world two people have found someone they can’t live without. That is very special and weddings are the day that symbolises this love. It’s such an honour when couples choose me to be part of their journey and to make their big day perfect for them”.

Darren Whitaker

Operations & Logistics

Having worked with Megan in the industry since 2007, Darren is practically part of the furniture. Darren exudes the phrase ‘as cool as a cucumber’ – his calm approach to all events and tasks makes him an absolute asset to Event Affairs and a pleasure to work with. Clients adore his friendly and charming demeanour and he brings a wonderful dry sense of humour to every situation. His willingness to help and ‘nothing is too much’ attitude makes him the perfect 2ic to both weddings and corporate events.

What inspires Darren? “Passion & positive feedback. I have a real passion and drive for the events industry. I pride myself in the ability to take on wholeheartedly any given task and apply myself accordingly. Upon completing a project, to receive positive feedback from a client is what drives me to do my best. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing a client’s vision come to life and knowing I played a role in their momentary euphoria! “