The VMA is a company limited by guarantee, with a governing Board (Directors) consisting of 10 Active members and 2 Allied non-executive members who are elected by the membership in advance of the Annual General Meeting held in conjunction with the VMA Congress. Directors serve for a three-year term and may nominate for re-election if they wish. The incoming Board each year elects from within its own ranks the statutory positions of Chair and appoints a number of sub-committees, including the Executive Management Committee comprising five members including the Chair of the VMA Board, Chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Committee (Treasurer), Chair of the Membership Committee (Secretary), Chair of the Professional Development Committee, and Chair of the Congress Committee.

  • STEVE HARPER CVE - PRESIDENT VMA

    For all VMA related matters:
    Mobile: +61 (0) 466 779 295
    Email: president@vma.org.au

  • CHRIS FARRELL AVM

    Managing Director

    Venue Legal Consulting
    8 Parliament Street
    BRIGHTON VIC 3186
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)3 9592 3636

    chris@venuelegal.com

  • BRENDAN HINES

    General Manager

    Spark Arena
    PO Box 105-251 Auckland City Post Shop
    AUCKLAND 1143
    NEW ZEALAND
    +64 9 358 1250

    bhines@sparkarena.co.nz

  • PHIL KING AVM

    General Manager

    Adelaide Entertainment Centre & Coopers Stadium
    98 Port Rd
    HINDMARSH SA 5007
    Australia
    +61 (0)4 4855 0151

    Phil.King@avmc.com.au

  • DAVID KRUG

    Director

    Krug Consulting
    15C Merton Street
    ALBERT PARK VIC 3206
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)419 354 127

    david@krugconsulting.com.au

  • PATRICIA MCNAMARA CVE

    General Manager

    Brisbane Entertainment Centre
    GPO Box 2005
    BRISBANE QLD 40017
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)7 3265 8111

    tmcnamara@brisent.com.au

  • MILTON O'BRIEN CVE

    Director of Commercial Venues Canberra

    Venues Canberra
    PO Box 666
    JAMISON ACT 2614
    AUSTRALIA
    0422 136 744

    Milton.obrien@act.gov.au

  • PAUL SERGEANT

    Director - Special Projects

    AEG Ogden Pty Ltd
    1 Melaleuca Drive
    BOONDALL QLD 4034
    AUSTRALIA
    0477 889 660

    psergeant@aegogden.com

  • MICHAEL SCOTT

    General Manager

    AEG Ogden – RAC Arena
    PO Box 624
    WEST PERTH WA 6872
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)8 6365 0700

    mscott@racarena.com.au

  • NATALIE VALENTINE

    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

    Kardinia Park Stadium Trust
    PO Box 2128
    GEELONG VIC 3220
    AUSTRALIA
    03 5224 9111

    natalie.valentine@kardiniapark.vic.gov.au

  • JUDY VINCE CVE

    General Manager Crown Theatres

    Crown Perth
    PO Box 500
    VICTORIA PARK WA 6979
    +61 (0)8 9362 7064

    judy.vince@crownperth.com.au

  • LEIGHTON WOOD

    Chief Operating Officer

    Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
    GPO Box 777
    MELBOURNE VIC 3001
    AUSTRALIA
    +61 (0)3 9235 8288

    lwood@mcec.com.au

At the first meeting of the VMA Board following the AGM each year, new committee members are appointed from those Directors who are elected. Committees are created to enable all Directors to play an active role in overseeing and governance of the VMA.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Chair of VMA Steve Harper CVE
Chair of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Chris Farrell AVM
Chair of Membership & Marketing Committee David Krug
Chair of Professional Development Committee Leighton Wood
Chair of Congress Committee Trish McNamara CVE
FINANCE, AUDIT & RISK COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Review monthly financial report Chair: Chris Farrell AVM
Ensure there are appropriate internal controls in place Member: Brendan Hines
Appoint the Auditor and present the Auditor Report Member: Michael Scott
Review and present the annual VMA Budget  Member: Anna Isaks
Review and present the annual financial statements Ex-Officio: Steve Harper CVE
Risk Management
MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Approve the appointment of members Chair: David Krug
Review and recommend membership fees Member: Natalie Valentine
Membership Development Programs Member: Judy Vince CVE
Manage the VMA Awards / Recognition Programs Ex-Officio: Steve Harper CVE
Manage the Board election process
Call the AGM
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Venue Management School – Strategic Direction Chair: Leighton Wood
Board’s representative on the VMS Committee Member: Phil King AVM
Manage the AVM & CVE Programs  Member: Wayne Middleton AVM
Recommend the annual VMS budget to the Board  Member: Anthony Duffy AVM
Ex-Officio: Steve Harper CVE
CONGRESS COMMITTEE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Recommend the location of future Congresses to the Board Chair: Trish McNamara CVE
Approve the content and program for the Congress Member: Paul Sergeant
Recommend the annual Congress budget to the Board Member: Milton O’Brien CVE
Ex-Officio: Steve Harper CVE
VENUE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Chair: Wayne Middleton CVE
Member: Anthony Duffy AVM
Member: Katherine Norman AVM
Member: Steve Hevern CVE
Member: Rebecca Barry
Member: Gavin Taylor
Member: Andrew Travis AVM
Member: Dean Hassall CVE
Ex-Officio: Leighton Wood