Matthew Sutherland sets his sights on Canberra

By Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia, 8 February, 2013


Matthew Sutherland has been an ‘up and coming’ in the venue industry in recent years and his hard work and determination have culminated with him being appointed as Senior Venue Operations Manager at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Matthew has a solid background in the venue and events industry including a multitude of roles in government, private and public entities, working across all facets of venue and event management. His strong focus on safety and risk management will make him a valuable asset to Exhibition Park.

General Manager, Liz Clarke said “with the introduction of Workplace Health and Safety Harmonisation last year we identified a need to increase our resources in this area at a senior management level. The role is a big challenge for anyone to take on and we are pleased that Matthew is joining us, bringing with him both enthusiasm and experience.”

Matthew will be making the move to Canberra from Hunter Venues, where he has held the position of Event and Operations Manager since 2011. “I am excited for the opportunity to sink my teeth into a new project and help build a Canberra institution” says Matthew who will commence his role mid‐February.

Exhibition Park in Canberra hosts more than 300 events on their annual calendar and this continues to grow each year. The diversity in event styles means the focus on event operations and safety will continue to increase into the future.

For further information contact:

Paula Sanchez
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Exhibition Park Corporation
02 6205 4914
0410 440 914

Source: Exhibition Park in Canberra