Brendan McClements appointed interim CEO for Visit Victoria

Brendan McClements has been appointed as interim CEO of Visit Victoria,

McClements is a former chief executive of the Victorian Major Events Company, one of the predecessor bodies of Visit Victoria. He led the Victorian Major Events Company for a decade until 2016 and most recently worked as Global Head of Events for events conglomerate TLA Worldwide and as a partner at international major event business Left Field Live.

McClements appointment which follows the resignation of Visit Victoria’s incumbent chief executive Peter Bingeman.

“Brendan’s experience and leadership will be important in steering Visit Victoria through our peak tourism season and a busy major events calendar,” Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula.

McClements will start as interim CEO of Visit Victoria on 18 December. The Visit Victoria board will undertake a recruitment process to appoint a permanent CEO in early 2020.

Visit Victoria chair Janet Whiting said McClements “deep experience in the sector will ensure Visit Victoria continues to perform as a world-leading tourism and events company”.