Tony Shepherd quits as Chairman of Venues NSW

Tony Shepherd
Tony Shepherd has announced his resignation from Venues NSW.

Tony Shepherd has announced he is stepping down as chairman of Venues NSW and the Sydney Cricket Ground just weeks ahead of the state election.

“One of the great honours of my life has been to serve as a trustee and chairman of the Sydney Cricket Ground and then a board member and the inaugural chairman of the new Venues NSW,” he said in a letter to SCG members.

“As deputy chairman, Rod McGeoch will assume the responsibilities of chairman, so Venues NSW is in the safest possible hands. He has been a trustee and board member for 25 years and counting and is hugely experienced in all areas of our business and well beyond. He and Kerrie Mather make a great team to continue Venues NSW’s growth in the future.

“There will be plenty of time for farewells of course, but I deeply value your support and commitment to Venues NSW and to the very special places that we manage.”

Shepherd, who was instrumental in the push to build the new $900 million Allianz Stadium, said representing the SCG members “has been the most important part of the job.

“Thank you for your support over many years and I look forward to seeing you at a match soon,” he said.

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