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Steve Romer to join Bluesfest as Chief Operating Officer

Steve Romer to join Bluesfest as Chief Operating Officer
October 30, 2017

Bluesfest has announced that Steve Romer, who today wraps up his role as Chief Executive of the Venue Management Association (Asia Pacific), is to take on the new role of Chief Operating Officer for the festival and their associated companies including Bluesfest Touring.

Romer, who has worked in the live music, venue and entertainment Industries for 30 years, will take up his new role on 13th November.

Simultaneous with Romer’s appointment, Bluesfest Director Peter Noble will be taking on the new role of Executive Chairman of the company.

In addition to having been Chief Executive of the VMA, Romer is a past Chair of the Association and has held a wide variety of senior management roles including stints at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Sydney 2000 Olympics Satellite Stadiums, and with amusement park operators Macquarie Leisure Trust and Village Roadshow Theme Parks.

Welcoming his new role, Romer stated “I am excited to be joining the team at the iconic Bluesfest Byron Bay, and looks forward to working closely with Festival Director Peter Noble.”

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble added “we are proud to make the announcement that Steve is joining the Bluesfest group of companies, and will be overseeing operations across the annual festival in Byron Bay, Bluesfest Touring and the company’s land holdings.

“Bluesfest has become a major player and I believe the recent additions to our dynamic team of Steve and Simone Twiss as Chief Financial Officer will allow us to continue confidently into the future.

“I am also announcing that I am moving to the position of Executive Chairman and will continue to focus on booking talent as well as acquisitions that will take Bluesfest into an exciting new era.”

Images: Steve Romer (top), Bluesfest Byron Bay (middle) and Peter Noble (below).

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