New GM at Brisbane Marketing
Rob Nelson has been appointed General Manager of Brisbane Marketing. Utilising the awareness Brisbane received during the G20 Leaders Summit, Mr Nelson’s new role is focused on increasing national and international sales efforts with key industry partners such as the sales team at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Tourism and Events Queensland.
“It’s an exciting time for Brisbane,” said Mr Nelson. “I see a real opportunity for business events to leverage and enhance Brisbane’s positioning globally, particularly with significant infrastructure development on the horizon complementing our existing venues and our world-class Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.”
Previously, Mr Nelson worked in major events, sport and general management consultancy. His former positions include CEO of Glenelg Football Club (South Australia), GM Commercial Operations at Port Adelaide Football Club, GM Partnerships and Strategy at the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and CEO South Australian Rugby Union.
Mr Nelson said his first priority would be to develop a very clear, competitive strategy to help develop economic growth for Brisbane.