Cathy Knowsley

Health and Safety Practitioner
HiViz Event Management Limited


Cathy is the owner of HiViz Event Management Limited, a consultancy business to the events, arts, and entertainment industries, that specialises in health and safety, event logistics, and production management. 

HiViz clients include theatres and venues; arts festivals; performing arts companies; event management companies; entertainment and events service providers; city councils and local bodies; schools and tertiary education providers.

With over 25 years of experience as a theatre technician and events site manager Cathy has unique insight into the practical application of workplace health and safety in these industries, and the ability to communicate to managers and workers at all levels of an organisation. 

As well as a strong focus on workplace health and safety, Cathy’s work also focuses on the comfort and safety of event participants, attendees, spectators and audiences.

Cathy assists clients to develop health and safety management systems for day-to-day business activities, as well as site-specific planning for events. Services include health and safety management system development; worksite-specfic safety management planning; event health and safety management planning; crowd safety management planning; event site design, planning and management; technical design and planning; event infrastructure management; and health and safety training and mentoring.

Cathy has a Bachelor of Physical Education (University of Otago), a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Otago), a Diploma in Health and Safety Management (NZIM), and has attended short courses at the University of Technology Sydney in Crowd Management and Health and Safety Management for Events.

HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • Entertainment Technology New Zealand
  • Diploma Health & Safety Management
    Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
    Bachelor of Physical Education
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Postal address

56 South Karori Road
Wellington 6012

Street address

56 South Karori Road
Wellington 6012