Management

The RNA management team, led by the Chief Executive, is responsible for the day to day running of the organisation and the implementation of the Association's Strategic Plan.

Please view our RNA organisational chart for more information.

 
Brendan Christou
 
 

Brendan Christou

Chief Executive
BBus QUT MBA Curtin CPA

Brendan was appointed Chief Executive of the RNA in 2012 after serving as Deputy Chief Executive / Chief Operating Officer since 2009. A Certified Practicing Account, Brendan started at the RNA in 2004 as the association's Financial Controller. His previous experience spans across the retail, engineering and financial services industries. He completed his Master of Business Administration from Curtin University in 2008. Brendan is a member of the Brisbane Development Association's Executive Committee and is Treasurer for the Ambassadors of St John's Cathedral.

 
Andrew Moore
 
 

Andrew Moore

Chief Financial Officer
BCom BEc CPA MAICD Comm Dec

Andrew joined the RNA in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the association's finance, procurement, tax and regulatory compliance, insurance, information technology, memberships and commercial aspects of the Brisbane Showgrounds Regeneration Project. Andrew brings with him a wealth of knowledge as a senior executive with over 24 years' experience in financial and commercial management, business development, capital raising, treasury operations and corporate governance. His professional career spans publicly listed and private companies, the not-for-profit sector and government enterprises across a diverse range of industries including events, energy, mining, sport, hospitality and education.  Andrew is also an active member of the Queensland surf life-saving community.

 
Veronica Carew
 
 

Veronica Carew

Manager, Communications

Veronica joined the RNA in April 2010, bringing with her 18 years experience in media and public relations. A strategic corporate communications manager Veronica has 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector, at a state and national level, developing strategies and campaigns to promote the interests of agriculture, education and the over 50s in the media. Previously Veronica spent eight years working as a journalist and editor in the Australian print media. In her current role at the RNA, Veronica is responsible for developing and implementing integrated communication strategies, crisis management and public relations initiatives, media and issues management, and the management of internal and external communications.

• Integrated communication strategies, crisis management and public relations initiatives
• Media and issues management
• Management of internal and external communications
Veronica joined the RNA in April 2010, bringing with her 18 years experience in media and public relations. A strategic corporate communications manager Veronica has 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector, at a state and national level, developing strategies and campaigns to promote the interests of agriculture, education and the over 50s in the media. Previously Veronica spent eight years working as a journalist and editor in the Australian print med
 
Lloyd Dunn
 
 

Lloyd Dunn

Project Director
BEng (Civil) JP (Dec)

Lloyd Dunn joined the RNA in February 2010 in the position of Project Development Manager. Lloyd joined the team with an impressive diversified background over the past 15 years. Roles have included Construction Management, Project Management and as a Development Manager on mixed use projects including commercial, retail and residential as well as Industrial projects.

Some of the major organisations that Lloyd has worked for during his career include Fletcher Constructions Australia, Multiplex, Project Strategies Australia, Austcorp, Stockland and some of the major projects include Logan Hyperdome Stage 2, SW1, Woolworths Retail, Residential and Retail at Coomera Waters and multiple projects at South Bank Parklands, Brisbane.

Lloyd joined the team having been involved in all facets development from inception to final delivery which allows him to focus on the bigger picture whilst at the same time understanding the micro elements which effect the project.

As at September 2014, Lloyd moved into the position of Project Director.

 
Stephen Galbraith
 
 

Stephen Galbraith

General Manager, Ekka

Stephen joined the RNA in July 2012 in the newly created position of General Manager, Ekka, bringing experience in the operation and management of tourism and leisure attractions. Stephen has previously worked for Village Roadshow Theme Parks on the Gold Coast and Asia's largest theme park- Sunway Lagoon in Kuala Lumpur. He has held senior roles in diverse organisations in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and the Middle East.

Stephen Galbraith
General Manager, Ekka
Stephen joined the RNA in July 2012 in the newly created position of General Manager, Ekka, bringing experience in the operation and management of tourism and leisure attractions. Stephen has previously worked for Village Roadshow Theme Parks on the Gold Coast and Asia's largest theme park - Sunway Lagoon in Kuala Lumpur. He has held senior roles in large diverse organisations across in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and the Middle East.
 
Jago Coyle
 
 

Jago Coyle

General Manager - Venue Sales and Marketing

Jago Coyle joined the RNA in 2015 bringing a depth of experience from the hotel and events industries both nationally and Internationally. Prior to being appointed to General Manager - Venue Sales and Marketing at the RNA, Jago was the Director of Sales and Marketing at both the Sofitel and Marriott Hotels in Brisbane.

 
Barbara Perrott
 
 

Barbara Perrott

BCom (HRM) Griffith Qld, Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2008 - Queensland Finalist, Community and Government

Barbara joined the RNA permanently in December 2014 bringing with her 40 years of experience in the public sector. Since 2012, she has provided strategic and operational HR consulting services to the RNA assisting the organisation through a major period of growth and development. Barbara has worked at a senior level within the Queensland Government, specialising in corporate services management, leading organisational change, organisational development, human resource management and shared corporate services. More recently, she has provided extensive management consulting services to small/medium organisations aimed at improving leadership, strategy, culture and general management practices.