Executive General Manager
Table Games Crown Melbourne Limited
What’s your link to Townsville?
I moved to Townsville in 2008 to take on the role of General Manager for Jupiters Townsville (now The Ville). Over the next four years, my family and I settled in very well to the relaxed but family friendly lifestyle that Townsville offered us and we made a number of new friends, many of whom we are still close to today. With Jupiters (at the time) being such a key part of the Townsville fabric, I looked forward to going to work every day. The team I had working for me were fantastic – they were predominantly born and bred North Queenslanders and I was always astounded by the pride I saw in this team, both for the region as well as working for a property like Jupiters.
Where are you now?
After a fantastic two-year experience in Singapore (following Townsville), I was enticed to continue my professional journey in Melbourne. While the weather is the biggest challenge, particularly in winter knowing that Townsville is basking in consistent 27° days, Melbourne is a fantastic place to live.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success?
Running an enterprise as diverse as Jupiters really defined me as an individual – with previous experience predominantly in the gaming space, my time at Jupiters allowed me to dive deep into the non-gaming areas of understanding the dynamics associated with running a hotel, conference area, bars and restaurants. It provided me with a more balanced approach.
Do you still come ‘home’ to Townsville to visit?
Not often enough, although when I’m watching the Cowboys play on the weekends I do feel as though I’m a little closer to ‘home’.