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Feb 2014May 2015

Chief Operating Officer

Aspen Parks & Resorts Aspen Group

Leading operator of Holiday Parks & Resorts in Australia

                  : $60m revenue / EBITDA $11m / $201 m portfolio value

Jan 2013Dec 2013

General Manager Sales, Distribution

Sales, Distribution & Customer - TAB NZ

NZ Racing Board / TAB Auckland ( *contract )

                  : $1.6bn turnover, 690 retail sites , responsibility for all distribution channels ( Retail, Web, on course, VIP, Phonebet)

Jul 2012Dec 2013


Owner Racing Card Holdings

Development and Distribution of Electronic

  Casino Gaming products – Gold Coast

- KOB  Knockout Baccarat

- Race Card Derby

Nov 2009Jul 2012

Director & Board Member

Gold Coast Tourism

Strategic Leadership for Australia's #1 Tourism Destination 

Responsibility for 5yr Strategic Plan

   : member based , $13m funding , total visitation 10.9million


Aug 2007Nov 2011

Chief Executive Officer

Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Skypoint

Leadership of one of Australia's leading tourism attractions

Part of Ardent Leisure Group (public company)

 : $100m Revenue,, EBITDA $36m, 550 perm / 1400 seasonal employees / 2.5 million guests pa / Annual capex $8-15m / Marketing budget $14m


Sep 2004Aug 2007

General Manager

Sky City

Gaming, Hotels (2), National Convention Centre, Restaurants & Beverage, Tourism & Entertainment, Attractions, Property & Support Services

     :revenue $124m, GP $ 54m, 4900 employees

Jul 2003Jul 2004

General Manager Marketing & Retail


NZ Racing Board/TAB

Jun 1997Jun 2003

Chief Operating Officer

Restaurant Brands Ltd

 Managing Director ( NZ) for leading International brands of

KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks

 :240 outlets , total sales $300m , NPAT $14m ,4700 employees, IPO listing 1997


Operations Director


Pepsico Restaurants International (YUM  Brands) 

 Franchise operations , 170 outlets / Vic-Sth Aust-Tas


Esso Australia(Exxon)-Retail

Esso Australia(Exxon)-Retail

: Responsible for 24/7 Convenience retailing / retail franchise operations and Pricing

: ESSO Australia Graduate Trainee Programme (Marketing)



Jan 1983Jan 1987

Bachelor of Applied Science ( Haematology)

RMIT ( Melbourne Uni )


People Leadership
Public Company

Board / Shareholder and Investment responsibility for a range of public companies. Experiened in M&A activity and also IPO delivery.

  • Strategic insight & capability to recognize the business higher objective and translate this into a living ethos for companies and employees :Dreamworld…we make Smiles!


Entertainment , Leisure & Tourism & Retail 
Franchise experience 
Marketing Responsibility