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VMA appoints new Chief Executive

VMA appoints new Chief Executive
December 22, 2017

The Board of the Venue Management Association (Asia Pacific) has announced the appointment of Michael Brierley as its new Chief Executive.

Brierley comes to the VMA with a 20-year career in sports management within Australia, having previously held senior positions with Yachting Australia (Commercial Manager) and the Australian Olympic Committee (Executive Director; Queensland Olympic Council).

Most recently, as Chief Executive of Apex Camps, he successfully turned around the Queensland based youth charity which operated four active recreation venues.

With a strong background in large-scale membership programs, stakeholder engagement strategies and corporate governance Brierley also brings a wealth of experience from the peak body sector having previously sat on the Boards of the Australian Society of Sport Administrators and the Institute of Sport Management.

In announcing the selection of Brierley to the role, VMA President Steve Harper stated “I am very much looking forward to having Michael on board he brings with him well-rounded and extensive experience that will serve the organisation well.

“Michael’s key focus will be to provide strong organisational and financial leadership to the organisation, build on the VMA brand throughout the region, significantly grow the membership program and deliver quality education and professional development product to the industry”.

Looking forward to his new role, Brierley commented  “I am extremely delighted to be given the opportunity to lead such a well-respected organisation through the next phase of its growth. I am looking forward to working with the dedicated Board and Committees of the VMA, and wider stakeholder group across the Asia Pacific region, to continue to build on the 30 plus years of valued contribution to the venue management industry.”

Brierley starts in his new role as of 2nd January 2018.

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