BOARD MEMBERS 2020
The Venue Management Association, the peak body for venue industry professionals in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific region, is delighted to announce the results of the 2020 Board Election.
We welcome 3 new Directors to the Board and congratulate 1 returning Director, with all commencing their 3 year term on the 27th July 2020 at the VMA’s AGM.
Congratulations to the following successful candidates:
Evan has dedicated the majority of his professional career to the venue management industry, showing great passion for introducing innovative ways of working and cutting edge technology to venue operations. Having worked across multiple venue types, including theatres, convention centres, stadiums and arenas, Evan is acutely aware of where innovative venue technology can introduce operational efficiencies, and where the application of technology can increase the attendee experience and engagement.
A founding member of the ICC Sydney leadership team, Evan developed the operating strategies which have led the venue to receive multiple awards, including the INCON Digital Infrastructure Award. Evan is passionate about increasing awareness of cyber security risk within the venue management industry and is an advocate for assisting with the education of not only technology professionals, but all venue management professionals. Given the impact a cyber-attack can have on successful event delivery, Evan translates tech-talk into easy to consume habits and mechanisms that all team members, including frontline workers, can implement.
A member of the ICC Sydney Risk and Compliance Steering Committee, Evan is an Operational Director who contributes not only to the effective risk management of our venue, team members and attendees, he has also led the venue to align with ISO270001 standard for Information Security.
| HEATHER CLARKE
PHIL KING AVM
| ANTHONY DUFFY AVM
1997 graduated Venue Management School 2010 awarded the inaugural “Allied Venue Profe ssional of the Year” 2010 represented the VMA as exchange instructor 2013 completed the US Graduate Institute 2013 awarded “Accredited Venue Manager” status by the Venue Management Association 2015 one of only four Australians to be awarded the coveted IAVM’s “Chairman’s Citation”, recognising commitment to development of education in the industry, primarily through the establishment of the Australian Leadership Institute 2019 inducted as a “Fellow” of the Customer Service Institute of Australia