Kirsty Mainstone

Extraordinary event experiences.

Kirsty Mainstone

Following four years immersed in London’s events industry, Kirsty joined Lux in 2010 where she started the Events Management arm of the business. From client liaison to creative concepts, Kirsty manages the team to deliver what we promise every time.

A moment with her pink tape recorder in the 80s sparked her love of events. She realised the power of a good sting when she played ‘Electric Blue’ at a school sports carnival. The vibe was set and that was that.

She went on to earn a degree in Commerce, PR and Marketing from Curtin University, but it was her time at the Australian Hotels Association that encouraged her to make the switch from communications to events.

Highlights from Kirsty’s 20+ year career include working for HP on the Sundance Film Festival in the US and the opening of Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport in the UK, which was opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Closer to home, the Shining the Light water projection installation for the Australia Day Council was one of Lux’s most successful collaborative projects, working closely with local aboriginal elders and a range of event partners to create an experience that was impactful, meaningful and well received by thousands.

She loves how the events Lux delivers may only last a few hours, but those hours can be the ‘best night ever’ for those people. The power events have to change people’s perception on an issue or imbed memories forever is pretty rad stuff in her books.

Interestingly, Kirsty carried the Olympic torch in 2000 and speaks Norwegian, a skill she honed living in Norway on exchange as a student.

Outside of work, Kirsty like to cook, eat and repeat. She’s an adventurer and likes to explore new places (to eat) and spend time with her gorgeous young family.

POSTED ON 07/12/2022