Big changes for Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre’s executive leadership team

GCCEC general manager Adrienne Readings is stepping down.

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has seen some major changes across its executive team with general manager Adrienne Readings stepping down and Anna Case taking on a new role.

Readings has resigned after more than two decades having launched the venue in 2004. She has been instrumental in the success of the centre over the last two decades having been the first and only general manager to date.

Readings told the Gold Coast Bulletin it was about “taking some time out”.

“The team here is in a great position, there is a lot of business on the books and having a fresh set of eyes will be great for the team,” she said.

Readings has been a central pillar in the Gold Coast’s tourism sector and was chair of Destination Gold Coast until it was absorbed as into new entity Experience Gold Coast.

Anna Case has been appointed GCCEC’s Executive Manager of Sales.

Readings will stay in the post until July 12 with Nick Jeffrey taking on the role of Interim General Manager.

But Readings said she won’t stop advocating for an expansion of the Centre.

“I’m definitely going to be on the sidelines advocating for that expansion to happen and reminding people we need it,” she said.

Case has been appointed GCCEC’s Executive Manager of Sales, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in sales, leadership and management to the role.

“I’m excited to embark on this next chapter with the fantastic team at GCCEC where I aim to leverage my diverse experience and knowledge to drive growth and success,” she said.

“The approaching 2032 Olympic Games present new opportunities to explore a wide range of business avenues, elevating the centre and boosting the visitor economy for the city of Gold Coast.”

Jeffrey said they were delighted to welcome Anna to the executive team.

“Her extensive network and knowledge of the sector will be invaluable to the destination and the sustainable growth of GCCEC,” he said.