Latest News

Back to Latest News back


AEG Ogden announces key appointments and team promotions

AEG Ogden announces key appointments and team promotions
April 11, 2019

Harvey Lister Chairman and Chief Executive of venue managers AEG Ogden has announced a number of senior staff changes across the facilities it manages in Australia and New Zealand.

Advising that one of the most pleasing aspects about the most recent changes was the number internal promotions and movements, Lister explained “we have always and will continue to look to grow our own people and consider them first when new positions become available.

Among the changes are:

Following his extensive stadium and major event experience in various places around the world including Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena in London; the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales; both Suncorp Stadium and Qudos Bank Arena for AEG Ogden and Etihad Stadium (now Marvel Stadium) in Melbourne, Paul Sergeant returns to AEG Ogden to become Director - Special Projects Australasia ahead of a number of rising opportunities across the Asian region.

With AEG Ogden’s recent appointment to manage the Christchurch Convention Centre (Te Pae), the former General Manager of Cairns Convention Centre, Ross Steele was named manager of that venue.

While Martin Latter has stepped back from a fulltime role in kitchens, AEG Ogden has retained his broad culinary expertise as Group Director of Kitchens across the AEG Ogden Family of Facilities. His former role as Executive Chef at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre has been filled by highly awarded Brisbane restaurateur, David Pugh after working alongside Latter at the BCEC for the past 18 months.

24 year company veteran, Geoff Hanrahan has joined AEG Ogden head office as Director – International Projects with a specific focus of overseeing the operation of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Hanrahan’s former deputy at the BCEC, Ian Chalmers who has spent the past two years as Director of Operations at Suncorp Stadium, returns as Director of Operations at the BCEC.

Chalmers’ replacement as Director of Operations at Suncorp Stadium is Michael Littlewood who joins AEG Ogden with extensive venue experience with Cirque du Soleil and most recently with major gaming and hotel experience in Macau.

In Sydney, Mathew Haynes has been appointed as Theatre Manager at the ICC Sydney, where he is responsible for live entertainment events in the Centre’s three main theatres.

Following AEG Ogden’s recent decision to accept an offer to acquire its interest in the Sydney Kings, former Club General Manager Jeff van Groningen has taken on a new role consulting on basketball and other indoor sports that will be introduced to the company’s new arenas including Dubai, Bangkok and others in Asia over the next 12 months.

Commenting on the appointments, Lister added “these promotions are living proof of our long held philosophy of developing quality venue executives within our organisation and providing them with career advancement opportunities in exciting markets across the globe.”

Related Articles

8th April 2019 - Dubai Arena secures 10-year naming rights deal with Coca-Cola

25th March 2019 - Details emerge of disputes and dissatisfaction at 2018 Sydney Irish Festival

20th February 2019 - New manager appointed at Cairns Convention Centre

19th February 2019 - AEG Ogden to manage Christchurch’s Te Pae convention centre

11th February 2019 - AEG Ogden Chairman Harvey Lister excited at being part of new ASM Global venues business

8th November 2018 - Sydney Irish Festival cut from two to one day event

10th May 2018 - Queensland Government commits $5 million to develop ‘Brisbane Live’ business case

16th March 2018 - AEG Ogden applauds Queensland Police arrests ahead of Brisbane Ed Sheeran concerts

30th November 2017 - Sport Climbing Australia appoints Paul Sergeant Events as commercial and marketing partner

28th November 2017 - Senior programming executive joins AEG Ogden team at Dubai Arena

21st May 2017 - AEG Ogden looks to advance Brisbane’s proposed $2 billion entertainment precinct

22nd November 2016 - Nick Guinane named 2016 AEG Ogden Scholarship winner

10th May 2016 - Paul Sergeant joins digital venue experts PMY Group

23rd February 2016 - Paul Sergeant steps down from Etihad Stadium Chief Executive role

1st August 2012 - AEG Ogden announces new Allphones Arena General Manager

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

TPEC Pool Enclosures

TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues


Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness



AUSTRALIAN MADE. FIT FOR PURPOSE. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness



With its sleek good looks and easy-to-use yet powerful functionality, Envibe is the premium fitness club software for the Australasian leisure, recreation and fitness industry. We are the most…

read more

Aquatics / Fitness / Recreation / Technology



Email for trade enquiries:  Customer support desk - Click Myzone support or go to ‘help’ on myzone app to access live support. Myzone® is the leading…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness


Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology


Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology



Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business