Our team

Mark Palmer

Operations Director

As a co-founder of SGA, Mark has been involved in all the projects we have delivered from day dot.

Mark’s experience in delivering live events with the accompanying planning and logistics is vast. Having successfully delivered many projects for a diverse mix SGA’s clients in the UK and even as far as Australia!

Mark’s attention to detail leaves no stone unturned and luckily we get to test a lot of our concepts out on his daughters Rebecca & Lilly.

Gareth Howells

Creative Producer

Born and educated in Wales, Gareth started his career in entertainment and events at seventeen years old by becoming a Pontin’s Bluecoat.

Since then Gareth has conceptualised live content for a number of big names in the entertainment & leisure industry across the globe including: TUI Travel,  Bourne Leisure, Dreamworks, Aardman Animations, Fremantle Media, DHX Brands, Kew Gardens and Legoland.

Andrew Pamphilon

Business Director

 

Andrew leads the project management team at MGA Group and has been with the agency since 2005.

A marketing graduate, his previous experience was grounded in media working for both ITV and the national press.

Natasha Gordon

Operations Manager

Natasha brings a wealth of experience to SGA that includes managing the entertainment and events experience in luxury resorts all over the world. Coupled with a background in performance Natasha understands SGA projects both practically and creatively.

It is this fusion that ensures that SGA Projects are produced and exactly to our client’s needs on time, on budget and most importantly on brand!

Danny Hickson

Creative Producer

Danny started out his career 15 years ago in the entertainment and events industry as a Presenter in both the UK & overseas, once back on British soil Danny swapped the main stage for his real imagination, conceptualising creative productions.

Since then Danny has worked with big brands across the globe including: Guinness World Records, Farrah Leisure,TUI Group, Bourne Leisure, Fremantle Media, DHX Media and Aardman Animations.

Millie Devereux

Events Project Manager

Having always had a passion for events, Millie studied Events Management at Bournemouth University where she graduated with a First Class Hons.

Since graduating Millie has gained experience working for an event production company involved with high profile festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bestival. Whilst coordinating the production of community festivals including Bermondsey Carnival, Lewisham People’s Day and The Big Lunch at the Olympic Park.

Internationally, Millie worked as part of the production team at Dimensions and Outlook festival in Croatia, where she was Production Office Manager.

Paul Affleck

Financial Director

A longstanding member of the MGA Group team, Paul dots the i’s and crosses the t’s when it comes to everything related to finance and crunching the numbers.

Eleonora Mastrostefano

Senior Designer

Hailing originally from Italy and with an honours degree in Communication Design, Eleonora is a highly creative designer and has worked on all the weird and wonderful projects SGA delivers.

Eleonora has experience in developing brand, product and programme identities and the supporting materials for our clients, such as Aardman, DHX Brands and Fremantle Media.

Damien Millns

Managing Director

Damien has over 18 years of creative agency experience and has worked in a number of roles within the client service environment before becoming Managing Director of the MGA Group.

He has overall responsibility for both divisions and provides strategic direction across the agency’s existing account activity.

He has extensive experience in directing and handling a wide range of accounts in both the consumer and business to business arena, and has worked on numerous brand development projects and campaigns across multiple business sectors.

Emma Topping

Senior Project Manager

After deciding on a career backstage in the theatre following  a visit to the Theatre Museum in London while studying for her A levels,  Emma trained at LAMDA drama school in London as a Stage Manager.

After working for a number of years in theatre, both regionally and in the West End, she transferred her skills to working as an event project manager, specialising in  show production and experiential activity.

She has worked for SGA for since 2004 and holds the distinction of being SGA’s first full time employee, working with brands and companies such as LEGOLAND Parks, HARIBO, Chupa Chups, Longleat and BBC Worldwide.

Ian Tregaskis

Project Manager

Following his education in Bristol, Ian trained as a scenic carpenter working in the Theatre, Conference and Exhibition industries, later combining his technical skills and creative flair to design and project manage temporary and permanent installations; most recently LEGOLAND, The Great Fire 350 and London Lumiere. Ian works with SGA regularly on our large scale projects.

Ian has a passion for curry and cricket, when time allows.

Olivier Sottile

Account Director

Oli joined the MGA Group back in May 2010 and has since proved to be a core member of the team. He ensures the seamless delivery of work, has strategic input on many projects and has overseen and run many large-scale brand development projects.

After studying Advertising & Communication in Paris, Oli gained experience at TBWA before finishing his master’s degree in London and joining MGA.