Chief Operating Officer @ Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP)
Andrew Travis has recently returned to Australia’s leading sport and entertainment precinct, Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) as Chief Operating Officer.
The former Gold Coast Suns (AFL) Chief Executive Officer and experienced sports and venue management professional is responsible for the operation of a precinct which is notably acclaimed for hosting the Australian Open Tennis and the city’s most celebrated national and international, sports and entertainment events. It is precinct that is currently undergoing a comprehensive redevelopment.
As the CEO of the Gold Coast SUNS, Andrew focussed on building a sustainable club that was respected by all for its culture, community engagement and its stadium fan experience. Andrew originally served as the Chief Operating Officer at the SUNS, overseeing the development of the $144 million Metricon Stadium at Carrara. This key piece of community infrastructure, along with a $22 million elite training and administration hub which set a new benchmark for AFL training facilities, are a legacy platform upon which this new Club can build its long term future.
He has a strong background in Venues having previously worked as the Director of Infrastructure at Melbourne & Olympic Parks where he led the client team in the construction of the iconic $268 million AAMI Park. Before that, Andrew worked as General Manager Operations at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.