Events Queensland CEO John O’Sullivan Resigns

Events Queensland CEO John O’Sullivan Resigns

Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events Small Business Jann Stuckey

Queensland Minister for Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey

Events Queensland Update

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey, today thanked Events Queensland CEO John O’Sullivan for his commitment, after he announced his resignation.

Ms. Stuckey said Mr. O’Sullivan has accepted a new role as Chief Operating Officer at Fox Sports in Sydney.

“I would like to personally thank John for his commitment to the role he has served in since February 2010 and wish him all the best with his new endeavours.” Ms. Stuckey said.

“The Queensland calendar has almost doubled from 21 to 39 major events under his leadership.”

“They will be worth a projected $277 Million to the State economy this financial year, helping to cement our reputation as a leading destination.”

“We have seen new events such as the HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series and Ironman Cairns come to Queensland.”

They continue the State’s successful cultural and lifestyle events strategy including events like Delectable Brisbane, blockbuster exhibitions, the QPAC International Series, Santos GLNG City of Lights and more.

“The State’s reputation as a major business events destination has also been enhanced with events including the upcoming 2012 International Geological Congress and the 2016 Water Congress adding to an industry worth a further $697 Million to the Queensland economy each year.”

Mr. O’Sullivan thanked Minister Stuckey for her ongoing support and recognition of the work of Events Queensland.

“I am incredibly excited to be accepting this new opportunity with Fox Sports but will always remain passionate about Queensland and the vital role the events industry plays in promoting the State, building resilience in the tourism economy and providing an important source of community pride.” Mr. O’Sullivan said.

Ms. Stuckey said Mr. O’Sullivan would remain in the role until late August and a national recruitment process would commence to find a replacement.