It was great to catch up with so many members at Carafe Wine – a fantastic venue we are lucky to have here in Southport.

A few months ago, I spoke about the formation of Experience Gold Coast which you can read about here < >. For your interest, here is an update on this new amalgamated entity that will drive diverse sectors of our city’s economy including tourism, events, art, education and culture.

After more than 100 expressions of interest were received, the chosen members for the Experience Gold Coast board are:

Rob Borbidge AO – former Premier of Queensland, former member for Surfers Paradise, Chair of Study Gold Coast, Chairman of Life Flight, Senior Advisor for Govstrat Pty Ltd.

Jackie Cross - Major Events Gold Coast board of directors, Director Cross Promotions International

Louise Bezzina - Artistic Director Brisbane Festival and former CEO and Artistic Director of Bleached Arts Ltd (Placemakers*).

Clark Kirby - Destination Gold Coast and Major Events Gold Coast Board of Directors Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Village Roadshow Group.

Kate Jones – former Minister for State Development, Tourism & Innovation, Executive Director for Tech Council of Australia, Independent Commissioner on the Australian Rugby League Commission.

Adam Twemlow - Destination Gold Coast board of directors, Partner in Charge KPMG Enterprise division in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria.

Danielle McFall-Weiss - HOTA Board of directors, Queensland Ballet Board of directors, Arts Manager.

Rebecca Frizelle OAM - former Chief Operating Officer Frizelle Sunshine Automotive, Co-owner Gold Coast Titans. Destination Gold Coast board of directors.

The first informal meeting of the board focused on discussions of the appointment of the new CEO. Experience Gold Coast is set to be fully established in September, although no date has been set for the commencement of the CEO.

Councillor Brooke Patterson
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Our valued gold members

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Enterprise & Training Company Feddersen Consulting Group Experience Gold Coast State Member for Southport Australia Fair (YFG Shopping Centres Pty Ltd) White Lady Funerals