R23-301 Experience Gold Coast (EGC)

  • Location: Gold Coast Mail Centre, Queensland
  • Type: Recruitment
  • Job #1740
  • Salary: A$20,000.00

To submit your expression of interest, visit https://egc.directorsaustralia.com/

The opportunity
The Gold Coast is Australia’s sixth largest city with a population in excess of 700,000. With 300 days of sunshine annually and 57 kilometers of beaches, the Gold Coast exceeds the national population growth rate. The Gold Coast is also one of Australia’s premiere tourist and major events destinations combining, surf, theme parks, world-class sporting and event infrastructure and natural attractions. In 2022 the Gold Coast attracted over 11.4 million visitors to the city and hosted a number of world class major music and sporting events.

Council resolved to establish Experience Gold Coast in order to build on the strong foundation that has been laid by Destination Gold Coast, Study Gold Coast, Major Events Gold Coast, HOTA Gold Coast and Placemakers is attracting and delivering tourism, events, arts, culture, and education outcomes that benefit the residents of the Gold Coast. Experience Gold Coast will lead the Gold Coast into the next phase of its development as a contemporary and vibrant city to visit, study and play. The board will drive visitation growth and economic investment into the region which will see planning for one-million-plus residents over the next 4 years. 

Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from suitable candidates for the inaugural board.

Of the eight non-executive directors, four directors will be appointed to the board based on their ability to represent each of four sectors (events, tourism, arts and culture, education) and a further four directors will be appointed based on their skills and experience. The Mayor and City CEO will be ex officio directors of the EGC board.

Key selection criteria
Successful candidates must be able to meet the following criteria.

  1. Demonstrated skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:
    1. Events industry
    2. Arts / culture industry
    3. Tourism industry
    4. Education industry
    5. Professional skills:
      1. Public relations
      2. Venues / facilities management
      3.  Advocacy / stakeholder engagement
      4. Business management
      5. Marketing and communications
      6. Corporate governance
      7. Finance / audit / assurance
      8. Strategic investment
      9. Legal
      10. International experience (events attraction / marketing)
  2. The ability to play an active role in strategic planning including critically assessing strategic opportunities and threats for EGC
  3. The ability to critically assess company financial and operational performance through the application of skills, experience and personal qualities
  4. Experience at board level including a sound working knowledge of corporate governance systems and frameworks, and an ability to apply that support the good governance of EGC.
  5. The ability to work effectively within a Council-owned company context including liaising with, and gaining the trust and respect of Council and other stakeholders

In line with the Principal’s Equitable Access Policy, it will important that the board reflects the diverse make-up of the Gold Coast’s residents and visitors.
EGC are seeking candidates preferably based on the Gold Coast and/or with a strong connection to the Gold Coast.

How to apply
To submit your expression of interest, visit https://egc.directorsaustralia.com/

Applicants are required to provide the following documents as part of their application:

  1. their current non-executive director resume (preference is for maximum three pages)
  2. the completed expression of interest form
  3. Candidates should also express in their application if they have the willingness, skills, and experience to be the Chair.


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