• Richard Andersen CFE ICD.D

    DISCovering Your Leadership Style

    With over 35 years of experience in professional sports, venues and hospitality management, Richard Andersen, CFE ICD.D is currently President & Chief Executive Officer of Seafair, the premier festival management company of the Pacific Northwest. Seafair, an iconic 67-year-old non-profit organization, creates and produces ten weeks of interactive community events including […]

  • Kim Bedier CFE

    Problem Solving

    As Director of Venues & Events for the City of Tacoma, Washington, USA since 2012, Kim Bedier is responsible for the iconic Tacoma Dome, one of the largest wood domed structures in the world with seating for up to 22,000, and the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, which offers over 119,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. […]

  • Anthony Duffy AVM

    Engagement, Empowerment & Great Service

    Anthony Duffy is the owner and Managing Director of VIPeople; a division of Venue Industry Professionals Pty Ltd. Anthony has been a part of the venue industry for over 27 years at some of Sydney’s iconic sports and entertainment facilities. Prior to the establishment of VIPeople in 2001 […]

  • Todd Greenberg

    Leading Change

    Todd Greenberg has been involved in the sports and venue management industry for over 20 years. Todd is currently the Head of Football at the National Rugby League (NRL) with responsibility to develop and lead Football strategy and operations across the whole of game. This includes leading and governing the NRL Elite competitions along with an oversight across Game development, Pathways and Participation.

  • Craig Lovett

    Strategic Planning

    Craig is arguably one of the most experienced people today in the area of cleaning and waste management and the integration of services that lead to sustainable strategies for diversion from landfill for venues and events around the world. Over the past 28 years, Craig developed a small Australian company to become a recognised success by peers and clients alike. […]

  • Paul Sergeant

    The Art of Negotiation

    Paul’s first taste of the sports and entertainment business was on the day of Charles and Diana’s wedding, 29 July 1981 when life began as a cleaner at Alton Towers, the UK’s number one theme park. He left his role as Public Catering Manager four years later and after a stint back packing around the USA joined L&R Leisure as one of their Operations Managers in 1985. […]

  • James Sutherland

    James Sutherland has been Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Australia since 2001. His role as CEO of Cricket Australia involves leading the national umbrella body responsible for the administration of cricket. It also involves a close relationship with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the administration of global issues through the ICC’s Chief Executive Committee, of which he is a member.

  • Meg Walker

    The Art of Negotiation

    Meg Walker has been involved in venue management since 2001 and is the General Manager – Touring for Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust (M&OP). MOP covers some 40 hectares and in addition to the vast public space includes four ticketed facilities; Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, AAMI Park and Hisense Arena. […]

  • Tim Worton CFE

    Leading the Way

    Tim was educated in Sydney and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) Degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). Tim’s career from 1978 to 1991 primarily saw him in senior financial roles with multi-national manufacturing firms. These included a 6-year stint with British Paints, 3 of which were spent in Papua New Guinea as the group’s Financial Controller