Tom Tate unveils Board of Directors for new Gold Coast events entity

The Board of Directors for the new Major Events Gold Coast entity has today been revealed, with hopes the organisation will turn the coast into an internationally recognised events city.

Mayor Tom Tate unveiled the incoming board of directors alongside City of Gold Coast CEO Dale Dickson at Council Chambers today – with some familiar faces forming the group.

The Mayor revealed the board has been tasked with taking a “whole-of-city approach” to major events, with the goal to see nearly every weekend booked with a nationally or internationally broadcast event like the Gold Coast Marathon, Magic Millions and Gold Coast 600.


“Major Events Gold Coast will also be responsible for attracting more state and national sporting events to capitalise on the City’s new portfolio of Commonwealth Games related world-class sporting venues,” Mayor Tate said.

Director of the Gold Coast Titans, Darryl Kelly, has been appointed chair of the Major Events Gold Coast board, recognising his contribution to Broadbeach Alliance, which developed some of the City’s largest events including Blues on Broadbeach and Groundwater Country Music Festival.

The Gold Coast is a step closer to becoming an internationally recognised events city with the announcement today of the Board of Directors for its new events entity, Major Events Gold Coast.

The other members of the board include former GOLDOC CEO Mark Peters, incoming CEO of Village Roadshow and CEO of Warner Village Theme Parks Mr Clark Kirby, Group Executive Operations at Star Entertainment Group Mr Geoff Hogg, Director of Cross Promotions International Ms Jackie Cross,  Regional General Manager at Accor Hotels Mr Michael Coe, CEO of Burleigh Brewing Ms Peta Fielding, Legal professional Ms Jessica Norris and CEO of John Flynn Private Hospital Mr Greg Jenke.

Broadbeach Alliance, Surfers Paradise Alliance and Connecting Southern Gold Coast will continue to operate until mid 2020, with Major Events Gold Coast to take over from 30 June 2020.