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Meet the team

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Every event organiser knows that the venue is only part of the solution. At Melbourne Showgrounds, it’s not only the facilities that are first class, the friendly, professional and highly experienced management team are the best in the business.

Their flexible and innovative approach will help you deliver an event that exceeds all expectations. From how to best utilise the indoor/outdoor spaces, to recommending preferred suppliers of catering, equipment, security, marketing and PR and ensuring your event meets a high standard both practically and commercially - you’re in great hands.

  • James Gilham
    Sales Manager

    James is Melbourne Showgrounds Sales Manager and works across the entire suite of events held at the venue.

    As a hospitality sales professional with 20+ years working in hotels and venues, James specialises in event sales for large multipurpose venues, having led the functions and event sales team at the MCG for around 10 years.

    James seeks to understand clients’ needs and recommends solutions based on their unique event requirements. He is passionate about providing attentive and friendly customer service through the entire event booking process.

  • Glenn Smith
    Occupational Health & Safety Manager

    Glenn’s passion is making sure everyone who comes to work, will return home safe and healthy. With over 10 years’ experience in occupational health and safety in various industries including mining and construction, and most recently at Zoos Victoria, Glenn is working with the venue and growth team to help provide safe and fun events for everyone. Glenn is open, engaging and ready to discuss the best way to ensure you are set up for a safe and successful event at Melbourne Showgrounds.

  • Brooke Doherty
    Events Coordinator

    Joining us from Melbourne & Olympic Parks with a wealth of corporate event knowledge and five years of experience, Brooke joins the Major Events and Venue Services team as our Events Coordinator at Melbourne Showgrounds. Passionate about her job and the Events Industry, Brooke strives to ensure that the client is at the heart of everything she does. Working alongside Frances and the venue and growth team, Brooke will ensure your event is looked after from start to finish and delivered to the highest of standards.