Employment History

General Manager
@Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown New Zealand

APR 2001 - JUN 2006

Manager of major regional mutli-purpose indoor and outdoor sport, recreation, entertainment and convention facility and stadium.

Core Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall management and operation of centre, including major events and community activities.

  • Facility and asset management
  • Strategic planning and facility development
  • Financial management
  • Marketing management
  • Management of major events
  • Policy development and review
  • Human resources management - operations, grounds, events and activities
  • Management of food and beverage services
  • Information systems and technology management
  • Liaison and reporting to Board, Council and key stakeholders

Key Achievements

Reposition the venue as a major regional event asset and community sport venue

  • Establish venue as international cricket destination. Host One Day International cricket events
  • Sustained growth in sport participation and visitation
  • Preparation of Master Facility Plan
  • Secure and manager major events - international cricket, rugby, concerts, conventions, banquets, exhibitions
  • Implement local event ticketing service
  • Lead project team to construct $15 million Acquatic Centre

Marketing Manager
@Monash University Sport and Recreation, Melbourne

JAN 2001 - MAR 2001

Short term contract at member based university sport and recreation association to re-design and launch new website and promote services of the association.

Executive Officer (HEW7)
@Swinburne University Sport and Recreation

SEP 1994 - DEC 2000

Member based university sport and recreation association.

Core Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall management of the Association, facilities, and core service areas of recreation activities, clubs, health and fitness and inter-university sport.

  • Strategic planning
  • Financial management
  • Marketing management
  • Policy development and review
  • Human resource management
  • Sports centre, facility and asset management
  • Information system and technology management
  • Provide direction to student board
  • External representation and stakeholder engagement
  • Association Secretary, Public Officer and Returning Officer

Key Achievements

  • Implement strategic planning process
  • Review and implementation of new management and operating structure
  • Growth in membership and participation
  • Implementation of integrated finance system / POS
  • Improvememt in customer service standards
  • Restructure financial position to achieve operating surplus