Janet Hamilton will manage the Cairns Convention Centre following news that long standing general manager Ross Steele will head across the Tasman to become venue manager of Te Pae Christchurch, which will open in 2020.
“The opportunity to work with a multi-award winning team who have won ‘World’s Best’ twice will be an exciting new challenge,” she said. “The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region has serious delegate appeal for attracting national and international conventions which are envied by many destinations.
“I look forward to embracing the strong stakeholder collaboration and utilising my expertise to continue promoting the key attributes of both the city and venue.”
Hamilton has been general manager of the Darwin Convention Centre for the past five and a half years, during which time it won the National MEA Award for Meeting Venue 500 delegates or more, Brolga Awards for NT Tourism Excellence, a Gold Plate and has been ranked in the top 20 Convention Centres globally by the Association of International Congress Centres (AIPC) for four years running.