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. The precinct is currently undergoing a major redevelopment which will span over 15 years. MOP has more than 2.5 million ticketed patrons annually and hosts more than 350 ticketed events including the Australian Open.
As the General Manager – Touring, Meg manages all Rod Laver Arena event contracting; overseeing all non-operational aspects of the hire; together with contracting entertainment events in AAMI Park, Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena with the MOP’s Loyal Hirers. She has had contractual involvement in international events such as the Fina World Cup (Swimming) and the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the start-up of Melbourne Victory at Olympic Park in 2003.
As the Chair of the VMS, she is leading a Committee that is passionate about the future leaders of Venue Management Association, introducing the Diploma of Venue Management and ensuring that the VMS is continuing to grow as a brand.
Meg was a graduate of PVMS in 2004 and in 2011 completed the Graduate Institute program at the Venue Management School in Oglebay in Pittsburgh, USA. In June 2016, Meg was the guest international lecturer in Oglebay, focusing on Booking and Scheduling.Prior to joining MOPT Meg was involved in the fashion industry working for leading fashion houses including Palmer Corporation,
Prior to joining MOPT Meg was involved in the fashion industry working for leading fashion houses including Palmer Corporation, Davenport, and Calvin Klein.