CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
In addition to his role at ICC Sydney, Geoff is Group Director of Convention Centres (Asia Pacific) for ASM Global and the Immediate Past-President of the Brussels based International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) and is their representative on peak global body, the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC).
Geoff’s extensive experience in the business events industry was born from his airline and hotel industry experience. He headed the Cairns region’s successful tourism and convention bureau for five years before managing the 1996 opening of the Cairns Convention Centre, which was acknowledged as the “World’s Best Congress Centre” in AIPC’s 2004 and 2014 APEX Awards.
Geoff served five years as Chairman of the Business Events Council of Australia, where he steered greater government recognition for the industry. Geoff has been awarded the Australia Centenary Medal by the Federal Government, the Australian industry’s Outstanding Contribution Award, and the Joint Meeting Industry Council's Global Power and Profile Award.
Geoff’s rich industry experience and reach across the globe underpins his steady leadership of the ICC Sydney team and a world class venue featuring best practice services and client focused people.