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David Thompson to leave Gumbuya World
Having led the operations at new Victorian attraction Gumbuya World in the lead up to, and since its, opening at the end of last year, Chief Executive David Thompson has advised that he is to leave the business.
Thompson, a former member of the Board of the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) and General Manager of Sunshine Coast amusement park Aussie World from 2000 to 2015, initially consulted to the Gumbuya World development before being appointed Chief Executive in November last year.
Sited near Pakenham in Melbourne’s fast-growing south eastern suburbs, Gumbuya World, the former Gumbuya Park, underwent a $50 million redevelopment, transforming the 35-year-old wildlife park into a multi-zoned Australiana themed family tourist attraction.
With over 20 years of experience in the Australian attractions industry, Thompson commented on LinkedIn “I have decided to advance my career and seek further challenges within the theme park industry (and) am open to all opportunities, contractual or full time.
“I wish the brilliant team here at Gumbuya World all the very best success.”
Image: David Thompson.
21st December 2017 - Redeveloped Gumbuya World opens in time for summer peak season
22nd November 2017 - David Thompson appointed to lead Gumbuya World redevelopment
22nd June 2017 - Gumbuya Park to undergo $50 million redevelopment
5th July 2014 - Aussie World opens new Ballroom Blitz attraction
3rd June 2014 - AALARA National Conference showcases industry growth
28th December 2009 - 400 receive Christmas cheer from Aussie World
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