Andrew Travis AVM
Andrew Travis is the Chief Operating Officer at Australia’s leading sport and entertainment precinct, Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP).
The former Gold Coast Suns (AFL) Chief Executive Officer and experienced sports and venue management professional is responsible for the operation of a precinct which is notably acclaimed for hosting the Australian Open Tennis, one of only four Grand Slam events in the World and a key pillar of Melbourne’s major event strategy.
The precincts iconic venues, Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena also host the city’s most celebrated national and international sports and entertainment events.
The precinct is currently undergoing a $1 billion multi stage redevelopment, further enhancing its reputation as a world class facility.
As the CEO of the Gold Coast SUNS, Andrew focussed on building a sustainable club that was respected by all for its culture, community engagement and its stadium fan experience.Andrew joined the Suns at their inception and originally served as the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the development of the $144 million Metricon Stadium at Carrara. This key piece of community infrastructure, along with a $22 million elite training and administration hub which set a new benchmark for AFL training facilities, are a legacy platform upon which this new Club can build its long-term future.
He has a strong background in venues having previously worked as the Director of Infrastructure at Melbourne & Olympic Parks where he led the client team in the construction of the iconic $268 million AAMI Park. Before that, Andrew worked as General Manager Operations at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
He is a graduate from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Senior Executive Symposium and was the recipient of the prestigious AFL Graeme Samuel Scholarship.Andrew qualified as a Certified Practising Accountant, is an Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).