Redland City Council
With a background in creative industries, major festivals and events and destination management, Luke thrives by showcasing the many experiences, inspiring stories and first nation’s culture in his region.
Luke began his career gaining formal qualifications in technical production and events, local government administration and event management. His first role from high school was as the inaugural Production and Events Trainee with the Redlands Performing Arts Centre where he spent five years diversifying his experience in the roles of Front of House Coordinator and Operations Manager. Luke also gained experience in the events industry where he was responsible for developing the Centre’s artistic performance and events programs to by leading a team that delivered around 300 events per year that attracted 100,000 people and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Centre.
In 2017, Luke became the Service Manager for Tourism and Events at Redlands City Council where he now leads the development of tourism strategies and destination marketing campaigns, delivery of the Council’s major festivals and events program and oversees the operations of the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre. Luke is the Deputy Chair of the Redlands Coast’s Tourism Subcommittee and regularly presents at industry forums and workshops to support and provide advice to local tourism businesses.
Luke actively demonstrates the important synergy and interconnection that tourism and events provide in generating economic, cultural and social benefits within the region.