Daryl Kerry was reappointed for a further three year term as President of the Business Association, commencing 2015-2016.
Daryl joined ANZ Stadium in 1998 as Operations Manager nine months before construction of the Stadium was completed. He played a key role in opening the Stadium in March 1999 and was responsible for the day to day management of the Stadium, management of security, coordination of public transport for major events, crowd management and emergency management.
Daryl was also responsible for the coordination of Olympic planning and overlay for the Stadium in the two year period prior to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. During the Olympic Games Daryl operated the Stadium on behalf of the Organising Committee which included the Opening Ceremony, all Track and Field events, the Men’s Football Gold Medal Play Off Match and Closing Ceremony. In 2000, Daryl took on a broader role with the Stadium and in 2003 was appointed to position of Deputy CEO.
In this role, Daryl not only continued to oversee the operation of the Stadium, he also assumed responsibility for a number of key commercial areas of the Stadium’s business. In May 2009, Daryl was promoted to the position of Managing Director.
When the Stadium reverted to Public Ownership last year (2017), Daryl became the CEO.
Prior to joining the Stadium team, Daryl worked at a number of sporting and entertainment venues in Sydney and held a senior role within the Venue Management division with the Sydney Olympic Games Organising Committee (SOCOG) from 1996 to 1998. This provided the opportunity for Daryl to attend and work as part of a number of world events such as 1996 Olympics and Paralympics in Atlanta.
Paul has 17 years’ experience in the property and legal sectors in Asia and Australia.
He is currently a Development Director, Retail & Mixed Use at the GPT Group with accountability for GPT’s Sydney Olympic Park Town Centre.
Prior to joining GPT, Paul was the Head of Investment for Lend Lease’s Urban Regeneration opportunities across Australia. He also held roles at Lend Lease and Westfield Australia in development and retail management.
Paul spent 6 years in Asia in multiple roles focusing on the acquisition and conversion of development deals across Asia, specifically in the markets of Singapore, China and Japan.
He has a wealth of experience in precinct activation and place making drawing on his significant history of successful retail projects coordinated with enhanced public spaces within international retail destinations.
Paul started his career with Clayton Utz Lawyers graduating with a Bachelor of Commence and Law (Honours) from the University of Sydney.
Nathan Cox is an experienced Hotelier and has recently been appointed General Manager of the Pullman Hotel at Sydney Olympic Park.
Nathan has over 15 years of experience in the industry, working for various hotel chains in Australia and the UK. Prior to Nathans arrival at Sydney Olympic Park, he was the Executive Assistant Manager at luxury hotel Sofitel Brisbane Central and has been with Accorhotels for over 9 years. He has a mixture of roles within the industry and has seen him working with wotif.com, Radisson, and Kempinski Hotels.
In Nathan’s current role, he is involved in overseeing the operations of the Novotel and Ibis Sydney Olympic Park as well as the Pullman Hotel.
Nathan holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in Hotel Management from Griffith University Queensland, and also an Advanced Diploma in Business Accounting.
Darryl is the Chief Operating Officer for Sydney Showground, the venue and event management business of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), a position he has held since 2014.
In this role Darryl is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of all operational departments of Sydney Showground, a world-class venue that delivers over 100 national and international events each year. Sydney Showground has partnerships with the AFL, Cricket NSW and FFA, with the Greater Western Sydney Giants, Sydney Thunder and Western Sydney Wanderers utilising the Showground’s main arena Spotless Stadium for their home matches. Every year, Sydney Showground delivers the RAS of NSW’s flagship event, the iconic Sydney Royal Easter Show. Australia’s largest annual event, the show attracts circa 900,000 people.
Prior to his role at Sydney Showground Darryl gained extensive leadership and operational experience from a career spanning more than 13 years in the military. Since 2008, Darryl has channeled those skills into a successful career within the events, leisure and sports venue industry.
Darryl holds qualifications in Business, Distribution, Production, Procurement and Contracting.
He is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Charles Moore is the Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Olympic Park Authority.
The Authority is responsible for managing and developing the 640 hectares that comprise Sydney Olympic Park. This includes the provision of asset and facility management services across the $2billion portfolio (including seven internationally recognised sporting venues), delivery of events and place management functions as well as the conservation and protection of the unique ecosystems and heritage assets located within the precinct.
Charles has over 25 years' experience across funds management, asset management, place management, structured property finance, valuation, sales and leasing. Charles is recognised for consistently delivering strong operating outcomes.
Prior to commencing his role at the Authority Charles consulted to Property NSW on a number of strategic corporatisation initiatives and was the Fund Manager for the Commonwealth Property Office Fund (“CPA”), a top 10 ASX listed REIT. During his tenure at CPA he drove the expansion of the business from $2billion of assets under management to $4billion. A significant proportion of this growth was through organic development.
Charles has completed the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD, holds a Bachelor of Business (Land Economy), and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance. Charles is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and is a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute.
Deanne has 17 years’ experience within the hospitality and events industry, working across unique venues, hotels and restaurants and currently working as the Director of Sales at Waterview Venue in Bicentennial Park. Prior to joining Waterview in January 2017, Deanne spent 5 years with leading hospitality and events group, Dockside Group, overseeing and leading the team at iconic waterfront venues, Waterfront, Wolfies and Italian Village. Located in the picturesque Rocks precinct within the historic Campbell Storehouses, Deanne’s primary focus was on a range of intimate and grand domestic and international events.
Deanne obtains a wealth of knowledge surrounding the event sector and is able to meticulously implement appropriate strategies for success while providing an unsurpassed level of service. Deanne is best known in the industry for exceeding client expectations and delivering seamless events time and time again.
Deanne is extremely passionate about fostering strong client and industry relationships while leading and directing her team and remaining well connected and respected within the industry. Deanne is excited to be a part of the growth and development around the Sydney Olympic Park precinct and Western Sydney.
Steve Hevern is a respected venue manager and the General Manager at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney (formally Allphones Arena).
Previously, Steve was the General Manager of Qantas Credit Union Arena (formerly Sydney Entertainment Centre), a role he occupied since December 2013. Before that, he was the General Manager of Perth Arena from September 2012 following the tragic passing of inaugural General Manager, David Humphreys.
Over the years, Hevern has held an AEG Ogden group role in Technical Operations, and was part of the pre-opening teams at Vector Arena in Auckland and Mastercard Arena in Beijing. He has previously worked at Allphones Arena (then the Sydney Superdome) as Operations Manager for five years.
Steve is a Certified Facility Executive (CFE) and was recognised as Venue Manager of the Year 2014 by the Venue Management Association (Asia and Pacific) Limited at their annual conference and awards ceremony.
Susan Skuodas has a career history of over 20 years in the public and private sectors, with experience in stakeholder relations, strategic planning, community engagement, communications, customer engagement, program development, hospitality, event planning and delivery.
As the Director, Place Management at Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Susan oversees the Place team that focuses on delivering high quality, effective and sustainable place outcomes and customer experiences to activate public spaces, build a strong sense of community and drive visitation and engagement.
Susan joined Sydney Olympic Park Authority in 2004. During this time, she has driven reviews of the Authority’s vision for Sydney Olympic Park, corporate strategy, brand strategy, sustainability plan, staff engagement and digital communications. She has overseen the Authority’s corporate communications, stakeholder relations, international visits programs and community engagement strategies, and was heavily involved in the review of Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030.
Over the past 14 years, Susan has showcased Sydney Olympic Park and the legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games to delegations from across the world, including Olympic host cities Athens, Beijing, London, Brazil, and most recently Japan. She facilitated the visit by Dr Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee in April 2015 and was involved in Prince Harry’s visit in June 2017. Susan was invited to present at the Sasakawa Sports Federation Olympic Legacy Symposium in Tokyo, Japan in June 2016 and represented the NSW Government at meetings with senior officials from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and organising committees for Rugby World Cup 2019 and Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
Susan is highly skilled in diplomacy and building relationships and communication strategies that inform and engage with the diverse stakeholders that make up Sydney Olympic Park and the neigbouring precincts of the Olympic Peninsula. These stakeholders include international, federal, state and local goverment and, community organisations, companies based in Sydney Olympic Park and their employees (and those with a commercial interest in the area), sporting organisations, developers, investors, residents, students, tourists and leisure visitors.
Susan has a thorough understanding of how events and stakeholder engagement can drive urban renewal and deliver significant and lasting benefits for the community.
Freddie has been with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for 6 years and has worked in the facility & hospitality industry for the last 20 years.
He has extensive experience managing commercial and retail properties in the Australian financial services industry and hospitality industry in the Dubai, UAE.
In his current role as the Senior Manager- Precinct Operations, Western Sydney at the Commonwealth Bank. Freddie is responsible for all Property Services Management for the 4,500+ people working in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct.
Freddie is passionate about property and enjoys all the challenges as manager of the Commonwealth Bank’s Sydney Olympic Park precinct, which includes working with a committed team to deliver innovative workplace solutions and manage the commercial buildings across Western Sydney to meet the needs of stakeholders.
Paul is the Centre Manager for Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) in Homebush and is responsible for leading the strategic, financial and operational performance of the asset on behalf of Vicinity Centres.
He is a highly skilled and seasoned property executive with 14 years Asset Management experience, with his speciality being in Property Management, Retail and Commercial Leasing, Facilities and Operations, Marketing and Shopping Centre redevelopment and stabilization.
Paul relocated to Sydney in early 2018 and performed an initial contract role as Senior Portfolio Asset Manager for NSW Government where he was responsible for providing precinct and asset management services for a diverse portfolio of retail and commercial properties, ground leases and public domain within The Rocks and Circular Quay precincts.
Having previously lived in Canberra for 25 years, Paul held senior roles within the Shopping Centre industry for Vinta Group and Westfield Ltd, following an extensive 12+ years retail management career with Woolworths Ltd.
Being a passionate, self-motivated, business savvy leader and professional, his focus is on delivering sustainable commercial outcomes and excellence in customer experiences through motivating, inspiring and mentoring a highly effective multi-disciplinary team.
Dr Wayne Castle
Wayne is the CEO of the Australian Gift and Homewares Association which has been based in the precinct for more than 12 years.
AGHA is the peak national industry association representing thousands of wholesalers and retailers in the gift, homewares and fashion sectors. AGHA organised the first event at the Sydney Showground in 1998 and is responsible for running major gift fairs annually at the Showground and is a major supporter of Sydney Olympic Park.
Before commencing at AGHA Wayne was Director, Meetings and Events, Australia & New Zealand for Carlson Wagonlit Travel and prior was National Manager of Events and Publishing at the Australian Water Association for more than seven years.
Wayne has more than 25 years’ experience in the major exhibitions and events as Managing Director of some of leading industry businesses including Total Concept Exhibitions, Haymarket-IPMG Events and Special Events Management.
Wayne has taught business management and events at some of Australia’s leading tertiary institutions and is heavily involved in the not-for-profit and membership based sectors.