Placemakers* Gold Coast is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of independent directors. our board bring together experience, creativity, governance and dedication to deliver year-round culture-led experiences.
Starting as a sports journalist for Seven Network and working overseas for several years at BBC in London, Andrew Arthur is now the Chief of Staff for ABC Gold Coast. With a keen interest in business and business management, Andrew recently completed an MBA with Griffith University in 2016.
Aaron Lavell is a managing partner and founding member of WMS Chartered Accountants. He has over twenty years experience in the accounting industry after commencing his career at Ernst & Young.
Marion Charlton is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Gold Coast Airport after joining the company in 2004. Marion has strong ties with many Gold Coast tourism organisations through her past work on the Tourism Advisory Board for Bond University. In 2008 she was awarded the International Woman’s Day Leadership Award for the Gold Coast.
Tony Hickey OAM governs all legal matters regarding property development, tourism and construction law and commercial litigation. He has also held the positions of Chairman for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, Director of Titans Rugby League Pty Ltd and Chairman for the Somerset College School Council on the Gold Coast.
Peta Fielding is the CEO of Burleigh Brewing Co and Chair of the Craft Beer Association. Peta currently holds directorships with Gold Coast Tourism and is newly appointed as a board member of Major Events Gold Coast.