CEO of Dreamworld parent company donates yearly bonus to victims’ families

THE Chief Executive Officer of Ardent Leisure – the parent company of Dreamworld on the Gold Coast – has announced she will donate her entire yearly bonus of $167,500 to the victims of Tuesday’s ride disaster.

Deborah Thomas released a statement late on Thursday, saying she would donate the money to the Australian Red Cross who then would pass it on to the people affected by the tragedy.

“I have been deeply affected and saddened by the tragic deaths of Kate Goodchild, Luke Dorsett, Roozbeh Araghi and Cindy Low at Dreamworld on Tuesday, in particularly the impact of this incident on their children and families,” Ms Thomas said.


“I will be making a personal donation of $167,500, which comprises my entire cash bonus, to the Australian Red Cross via the Dreamworld memorial day event.

“Red Cross will ensure 100% is directed to support people affected by this tragic event.”