Rodney launched his company, Cambridge Events, in 2000. Over twelve successful years he managed and produced over 500 projects delivering some of Australia’s most prestigious and spectacular large-scale and boutique events. These included major events associated with the Sydney Olympics, the Rugby World Cup, the grand opening of Fox Studios Australia, the Sydney Harbour Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebrations, the National Rugby League, the ABC, Macquarie Bank, and Forbes among many others.
He has produced movie launches and premiere events for most of the major film studios (Black Hawk Down, I, Robot, Indianna Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Wolverine) as well as Bazmark (Moulin Rouge, Australia) and Hugh Jackman’s SEED Productions. For 12 years Cambridge Events delivered multiple TV launches for FOXTEL across every genre and format of the platform producing over 70 events including FOXTEL High Definition and Digital Launches.
In 2014-15 Rodney was contracted to Destination NSW in the role of Project Director for Vivid Sydney, the annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring creative industry forums, an extensive free public exhibition of outdoor lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program and the spectacular lighting of Sydney’s iconic buildings. In 2015 over 1.7 million people attended Vivid Sydney. In 2023 he returned to Vivid Sydney to project manage the highly successful, inaugural iteration of Vivid Food.
Rodney completed his third engagement (2017-19) with AGB Events as the Project Director for Parrtjima – A Festival In Light, a 10-day event held in Alice Springs aimed at raising awareness First Nations artists and the art centres of Central Australia by sharing their rich indigenous culture with the world.
Rodney is currently the Project Director for Great Southern Nights. First staged in November 2020, and again in March 2022, ARIA, in partnership with the NSW Government through Destination NSW presented the Australian-first, live music initiative Great Southern Nights. A diverse range of artists performed hundreds of gigs across New South Wales, stimulating the live music, entertainment, and hospitality sectors, and in turn the visitor economy, to support recovery in response to challenges presented by COVID-19. The event returns in 2024.
Rodney’s based on the NSW Northern Rivers.