The Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) Limited was incorporated in 1992 to provide venue managers in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region with their own organisation, dedicated to their professional development and to the growth and success of the venue management industry.

This followed humble beginnings in the early 1980s when a small group of Australia’s capital city venue managers would meet occasionally to discuss issues of common interest. As the industry grew, the participation broadened to include colleagues from many different types of venues and in November 1989 the first full conference was held in Melbourne.

Since then the Association has gone from strength to strength. It now has over 700 members, representing over 350 organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, as well as members in the USA, Canada, Asia, India & UK.

HONOUR ROLL

PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE VMA COUNCIL

Past PresidentsTime in OfficeAwards
Maddie JacksonAugust 1992 – April 1993* Honorary Member
Linton LethleanApril 1993 – May 1995* Honorary Member
Shane HewittMay 1995 – October 1996* Honorary Member
Gareth JamesOctober 1996 – April 1997* Honorary Member
John BenettApril 1997 – December 1999* Honorary Member
Tim Worton CFEJanuary 2000 – May 2003
Rod PilbeamMay 2003 – May 2008* Honorary Member
Steve RomerMay 2008 – May 2011
Brian Morris CFEMay 2011 – May 2014
Trevor Dohnt AVMMay 2014 – May 2017

VMA HONORARY MEMBERS

  • Lyn Hunter (Deceased) – for services to the Public Venue Management School
  • Dexter King CFE – for services provided in the formation and development of the VMA
  • Dick Walsh (Deceased) – for services provided in the formation and development of the VMA
  • Maddie Jackson – in recognition of service and commitment to the VMA and its Members
  • Linton Lethlean- in recognition of service and commitment to the VMA and its Members
  • Shane Hewitt – in recognition of service and commitment to the VMA and its Members
  • Gareth James – in recognition of service and commitment to the VMA and its Members
  • John Benett – in recognition of long and dedicated service to the VMA and its Members
  • Rod Pilbeam – in recognition of long and dedicated service to the VMA and its Members
  • Harvey Lister – in recognition of long and dedicated service to the VMA and its Members