Ian Love AVM

Ian Love has been keenly involved in food and beverage for the past 30 years and has a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of catering. Ian has worked across four continents and his experiences range from managing a small pub in Edinburgh, banqueting within five-star hotels in the Canadian Rockies to working for SOCOG at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, managing functions for the Beldisloe Cup at Eden Park in Auckland and in-flight catering with QANTAS.For the past 15 years, Ian has been enthusiastically involved in venue management and has worked in a variety of venues ranging from stadiums to arenas. Ian is the current Catering Manager at The Brisbane Entertainment Centre, where he has spent the last 10 years developing a strong service culture that focuses on creating memorable experiences. Ian thrives on building and leading successful teams and is renowned for offering exceptional retail and corporate catering. He has also developed one of the best backstage catering operations in the country.

Ian completed a Diploma of Venues and Events through the Venue Management School in 2012 and in 2013 Ian attended the IAVM Graduate Institute at Oglebay. Ian is well recognised as a senior venue management professional and was designated an Accredited Venue Manager (AVM) in 2014.