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Paying it forward

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We are a boutique organisation bursting with good energy, quality service delivery, always striving to enrich and strengthen our community. We have proudly raised millions of dollars for many not-for-profit organisations, and entertained and raised the profile for multiple corporate organisations with seamless execution.

Paying it forward is our priority. Our organisation is based on trust, respect, imagination and dedication and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your vision and our expertise meet to create a one-of-a-kind event to be proud of. That finger print logo of ours means something – unique, authentic, original, you!

Meet the Team

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Tamara Cook, Director and Senior Events Manager

A self-confessed philanthropic events junkie, Tamara established Known Associates Events in 2007. Her network stretches far and wide – once you meet her, you will be in her fold for years to come. Tamara’s professional background began in Hotel Management where strong and meaningful contacts, outstanding customer service and attention to detail were of the utmost importance. A highly-skilled events professional, Tamara has project managed multiple high profile events from 1000-seat black tie balls for royalty, to intimate cocktail soirees. With a Communications degree and over 20 years of events experience in Australia and the USA, you’re in good hands.



Sonja Grasso, Public Relations and Events Manager

Sonja Grasso is a highly motivated and organised PR, Marketing and Events Manager. She personifies honesty, reliability, dedication and compassion. With an outgoing, passionate personality and a love for interacting with people, Sonja exhibits her flair for life through her work and welcomes creative challenges with open arms. “I believe that determination and teamwork equals success.” says Sonja.



Tesse McLean, Events Assistant

Creativity is her middle name! Tesse is a skilled, hard-working super star who puts her all into everything she does. An old soul, you would never guess she’s only recently completed her university studies in Marketing and Management. Tesse is a valued member of the Known Associates team, adding stylish points of difference and a home-grown sparkle to everything she works on. Clients remember Tesse for all the right reasons.



Sophie Benham, Events Co-ordinator

Sophie has a sharp mind and a heart of gold. A thorough researcher, meticulous when it comes to operations, administration and attention to detail, Sophie is always switched ‘on’. Sophie represents Known Associates’ core values of caring for others and a genuine responsibility for the world in which we live. Her dedication, fantastic communication and swift operations skills are an asset to the team, often keeping us all on track!


Giorgia Iannello, PR and Events Assistant

Giorgia brings her creative style and effortless flair to Team Known Associates. A quiet achiever, she often burns the midnight oil to bring amazing PR and Event strategies to life. We love having her as an integral part of our team. She’s a gun on social media and there are always plenty of laughs to be had when Giorgia’s around.


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