Martin Radcliffe has been appointed general manager of Adelaide Convention Centre, starting his new role in May.
Radcliffe replaces Simon Burgess, who joined the National Wine Centre of Australia.
Anthony Kirchner, CEO of Adelaide Venue Management, which operates the Adelaide Convention Centre, says that Radcliffe’s experience and networks across the global business events and hospitality industries make him uniquely qualified to lead the venue as it looks to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“With his impressive background in business events sales at the Adelaide Convention Bureau and senior hospitality experience at some of Adelaide’s leading hotels, he’s the perfect fit for this important leadership position, and will be a fantastic ambassador for South Australia and the Adelaide Convention Centre both nationally and internationally,” said Kirchner.
Radcliffe’s previous roles included director of sales & marketing at the Adelaide Convention Bureau and general manager at The Mayfair Hotel. Most recently he has been running a consultancy business and is currently serving as chairperson of Adelaide Hills Tourism.
“This iconic and progressive venue is very closely aligned to my own passions, skills, experience, and networks,” said Radcliffe.
“I believe this is the perfect time to be commencing this role. Following the pandemic, business events and hospitality markets, both here in Australia and internationally, have certainly re-energised and re-calibrated, and I look forward to working with the Adelaide Convention Centre team to maximise opportunities and deliver exceptional event experiences for our clients.”