Adelaide Venue Management Corporation

By Adelaide Convention Centre, 1 August, 2015

On 1 August 2015, the Adelaide Convention Centre Corporation and Adelaide Entertainments Corporation merged to establish a single entity, Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, to manage and operate the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre and Coopers Stadium venues.


The formation of the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation follows the State Government undertaking major reforms to government boards and committees to achieve efficiencies and improve accountability.


Reporting to the Minister for Tourism, the following have been appointed to the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation Board:

  • Mr Bill Spurr AO, Chair
  • Ms Gay Wallace, Deputy Chair
  • Mr Robert Debelle
  • Ms Joanne Denley
  • Ms Fiona Hele
  • Mr Jim Kouts
  • Ms Leah Manuel
  • Mr Geoffrey Pitt


Mr Anthony Kirchner is Chief Executive of the Adelaide Venue Management Corporation with direct responsibility to the Board. Mr Alec Gilbert is Chief Executive of the Adelaide Convention Centre, and Ms Sally Arch is responsible for the day to day management of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Coopers Stadium as General Manager.


The three venues have performed well over recent years, and the Board and management are committed to delivering further commercial success and benefits to the South Australian economy and community.


Kind regards,

Bill Spurr AO
Chair, Adelaide Venue Management Corporation Board

Source: Adelaide Convention Centre