Destination Gold Coast (DGC) has appointed Patricia O’Callaghan as its new CEO, effective since November 23.
Set to commence her duties in early February 2021, O’Callaghan will build on the current strong position of DGC and the City of Gold Coast, through a focused approach on the company’s future strategies and plans.
Stepping into the role during an unprecedented time, she will work with stakeholders to rebuild the city’s visitor economy, with a focus on attracting the domestic crowd ahead of international recovery.
That will entail ensuring there is a sharp focus on the continued development of experiences and infrastructure investment to optimise the benefits for the city’s businesses, residents, workers and other key stakeholders.
Previously, O’Callaghan was the CEO of Townsville Enterprise over the past six years, where she had been instrumental in attracting major investment to the region and achieving economic growth for her hometown.