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WGHA appoint Mary Collier as new CEO

Women in Gaming & Hospitality Australasia (WGHA) has appointed Mary Collier as its new CEO.

Collier takes the lead role with aspirations to grow the organisation and work collaboratively with partners, businesses, and governments to achieve gender equity and an inclusive industry.

Collier has an extensive career across law, media and sports administration and brings strong advocacy, a commercial mindset, and strategic acumen to the role.

Chair of WGHA, Christie Roser, said “The Board were delighted with the quality of individuals who engaged in the process and to be able to appoint someone of Mary’s calibre is a credit to the work WGHA has done under Helen’s leadership to establish itself as reputable driver of change across our industries.”

Roser adds “I would like to welcome and congratulate Mary Collier on her appointment as CEO of Women in Gaming and Hospitality Australasia. Mary is a proven business leader which coupled with a passion for inspiring teams and her strong presence across the industry, we look forward to seeing WGHA thrive under her leadership.”

Collier has held several executive roles across the racing and wagering industries over the last 20 years, including as a former Director and Chairman of the Brisbane Turf Club and former President of the Queensland Jockeys’ Association.

Collier led media and communications for the national industry association for online wagering companies, followed by four years as a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Racing Queensland where her responsibilities included corporate affairs and policy, government relations, marketing and communications and corporate strategy.

Ms Collier said it was a combination of her lived experiences and belief in the power of a focused industry association that made the role irresistible.

“I have long believed a strong industry association can play a crucial role in advocating for meaningful policy change, as well as supporting its members to innovate and drive improved practices.”

“The industries we represent include some of the most vibrant businesses in the country, already committed to creating greater opportunities for women from grass roots right through to executive management and directorships.”

“There is a wonderful opportunity now to build on the strong foundation created by the WGHA Board and team and strive for increased gender diversity and inclusion for the commercial benefit of everyone.”

Collier is a member of Women on Boards and of the AICD and will soon commence an appointment as a Director of the Tattersall’s Club of Queensland.

Taken from WGHA.

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