The VMA is a company limited by guarantee, with a governing Board (Directors) consisting of 10 Active members and 2 Allied non-executive members who are elected by the membership in advance of the Annual General Meeting held in conjunction with the VMA Congress. Directors serve for a three-year term and may nominate for re-election if they wish. The incoming Board each year elects from within its own ranks the statutory positions of Chair and appoints a number of sub-committees, including the Executive Management Committee comprising five members including the Chair of the VMA Board, Chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee (Treasurer), Chair of the Membership Committee (Secretary), Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and Chair of the Congress Committee.

  • TREVOR DOHNT AVM (CHAIR)

    General Manager - Strategic & Industry Partnerships

    Melbourne Cricket Club
    Melbourne Cricket Ground
    PO Box 175
    MELBOURNE VIC 8002
    AUSTRALIA
    +61(0)3 9657 8944

    trevord@mcc.org.au

  • HELEN GLENGARRY

    Director Programming and Performances

    Positively Wellington Venues
    PO Box 2199
    WELLINGTON 6140
    NEW ZEALAND
    +64 (0)4 801 4231

    helen.glengarry@pwv.co.nz

  • CHRIS FARRELL AVM

    Managing Director

    Venue Legal Consulting
    8 Parliament Street
    BRIGHTONE VIC 3186
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)3 9592 3636

    chris@venuelegal.com

  • JOHN GLENN

    Executive Producer

    Adelaide Festival Centre
    GPO Box 1269
    ADELAIDE SA 5000
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)8 8216 8606

    john.glenn@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

  • STEVE HARPER CFE

    Director of Arenas – Melbourne & Olympic Parks

    Melbourne and Olympic Parks
    GPO Box 4611
    MELBOURNE, VIC 3001
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (03) 9286 1727

    sharper@mopt.vic.gov.au

  • DEAN HASSALL AVM

    Principal

    Dean Hassall Consulting
    PO Box 736
    ASPLEY QLD 4034
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)418 752 181

    dean.h@dhconsulting.com.au

  • BILL JESSOP

    Associate Director - Presenter Services and Operations

    Queensland Performing Arts Centre
    PO Box 3567
    SOUTH BANK QLD 4101
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)7 3840 7429

    bill.jessop@qpac.com.au

  • PATRICIA MCNAMARA CFE

    General Manager

    Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    GPO Box 2005
    BRISBANE QUEENSLAND 40017
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)7 3265 8111

    tmcnamara@brisent.com.au

  • JASON HILL

    General Manager - Commercial

    Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust
    Level 2 Sheridan Building Moore Park Road
    MOORE PARK NSW 2021
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)2 9360 6601

    jhill@scgt.nsw.gov.au

  • DAVID KRUG

    Director

    Krug Consulting
    15C Merton Street
    ALBERT PARK VIC 3206
    AUSTRALIA
    M +61 (0)419 354 127

    david@krugconsulting.com.au

  • LEIGHTON WOOD

    Chief Operating Officer

    Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
    GPO Box 777
    MELBOURNE VIC 3001
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)3 9235 8288

    lwood@mcec.com.au

At the first meeting of the VMA Board following the AGM each year, new committee members are appointed from those Directors who are elected. Committees are created to enable all Directors to play an active role in overseeing and governance of the VMA.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Chair of VMA Trevor Dohnt AVM
Chair of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Bill Jessop
Chair of Membership Committee Steve Harper CFE
Chair of Professional Development Committee Chris Farrell AVM
Chair of Congress Committee Patricia McNamara CFE
FINANCE, AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Review monthly financial report Chair: Bill Jessop
Ensure there are appropriate internal controls in place Member: Jason Hill
Appoint the Auditor and present the Auditor Report Ex-Officio: Trevor Dohnt AVM
Review and present the annual VMA Budget
Review and present the annual financial statements
Risk Management
MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Approve the appointment of members Chair: Steve Harper CFE
Review and recommend membership fees Member: David Krug
Membership Development Programs Member: John Glenn
Manage the VMA Awards / Recognition Programs Ex-Officio: Trevor Dohnt AVM
Manage the Board election process
Call the AGM
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Venue Management School – Strategic Direction Chair: Chris Farrell AVM
Board’s representative on the VMS Committee Member: Dean Hassall AVM
Manage the AVM & CFE Programs Member: Leighton Wood
Recommend the annual VMS budget to the Board  Ex-Officio: Trevor Dohnt AVM
CONGRESS COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Recommend the location of future Congresses to the Board Chair: Patricia McNamara CFE
Approve the content and program for the congress Member: Helen Glengarry
Recommend the annual Congress budget to the Board Ex-Officio: Trevor Dohnt AVM
VENUE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Chair: Meg Walker
Member: Anthony Duffy AVM
Member: Wayne Middleton CFE
Member: Steve Hevern CFE
Member: Rebecca Barry
Member: Lisa Price CFE
Member: Andrew Travis AVM
Member: Craig Lovett
Member: Katherine Norman AVM
Ex-Officio: Chris Farrell AVM

VMA STAFF LISTING

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  • Steve Romer

    Chief Executive Officer

    M + 61 (0) 419 980 583
    Email: steve@vma.org.au

  • Maria Lamari

    Manager – Events and Operations

    M +61 (0) 417 003 329
    Email: maria@vma.org.au

  • Amanda Jamieson

    Manager - Finance and Administration

    T + 61 (7) 5501 6000
    Email: admin@vma.org.au

  • Suzie Crawford

    Education Co-ordinator

    T +61 (7) 5501 6000
    Email: education@vma.org.au

  • Leanne Ashcroft

    Marketing & Communications Coordinator

    T + 61 (7) 5501 6000
    Email: marketing@vma.org.au