Adelaide Venue Management (AVM) has appointed Martin Radcliffe as CEO to lead the organisation’s continued growth after a record year.
Radcliffe has been the Adelaide Convention Centre’s general manager since May 2022, leading the Centre to a record trading year in 2022/23 and helping it become the first in the world to be awarded EarthCheck Master Status sustainability certification.
He has been acting CEO of AVM since August 2023 and currently serves as the Chair of Adelaide Hills Tourism.
“While we were extremely impressed with the quality of the applications we received, Martin’s vision for the future of the business stood above all others,” AVM Chair Andrew Daniels said.
“In Martin, we have an energetic and accomplished leader who understands the relationships we have nurtured, sees the opportunities in front of us and has a clear plan of how to capitalise on these and continue our growth trajectory.”
AVM achieved a record financial trading profit of $13.1 million in 2022-23, attracting over 300,000 visitors to the state.
“We have had some outstanding recent international events such as FIFA Women’s World Cup games, the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, and concerts from Paul McCartney and the Foo Fighters,” Radcliffe said.
“I believe there is significant further growth potential in positioning ourselves as a key global player to both ensure the continued strength and growth of AVM as well as the success of Adelaide and South Australia as a destination for major events.
“I’m also committed to building on our leadership in sustainability. We will continue to invest in environmental and social initiatives to ensure our growth is responsible and considered.”