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  • Richard Andersen CVE ICD.D

    DISCovering Your Leadership Style

    With over 35 years of experience in professional sports, venues and hospitality management, Richard Andersen, CVE ICD.D is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Seafair, the premier festival management company of the Pacific Northwest. Seafair, an iconic 68-year-old non-profit…Learn more.

  • Rebecca Barry

    Engagement, Empowerment and Great Service

    Rebecca Barry is the General Manager, Organisational Development for VenuesLive, currently focusing on the opening of Western Sydney Stadium in NSW. Prior to this role, Rebecca was the General Manager, Human Resources for VenuesLive at Optus Stadium in Perth. In this role she was responsible for establishing the team of 80 permanent and 2600+ casual staff…Learn more.

  • Kim Bedier CVE

    Problem Solving

    As Director of Venues & Events for the City of Tacoma, Washington, USA, 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. Cheney Stadium (home of Tacoma Rainiers AAA Baseball), the historic Pantages and Rialto Theaters…Learn more.

  • Anthony Duffy AVM

    Engagement, Empowerment and 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 28 years at some of Sydney’s iconic sports and entertainment facilities. Prior to the establishment of VIPeople in 2001…Learn more.

  • Paul Sergeant

    Open Session

    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. Learn more…

  • Gavin Taylor AVM

    The Art of Negotiation

    Gavin Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer of the West Australian Football Commission (WAFC). The WAFC is responsible for the management of Domain Stadium, the growth and development of football in Western Australia, management of football competitions across the State, ownership of the two local AFL teams and the overall governance and leadership of football in WA…. Learn More.

  • Andrew Travis AVM

    Strategic Planning

    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…Learn more.

  • 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. Learn more…

  • Leighton Wood

    Leading Change

    Leighton Wood joined the award-winning Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in November 2010 as Deputy Chief Executive. In February 2012, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive and currently oversees a team of more than 700 employees across..learn more.

  • Tim Worton CVE

    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…learn more.