They are delighted that Roger Hooker agreed to take on the role of 2016 International Ambassador for our Sports and Events Management programmes and he is significantly influencing the Faculty, providing industry leader insight for students and teachers in Sports and Event Management and associated areas such as Tourism & Hospitality. Roger's background is ideal for the Industry Ambassadorship role & includes:
  • Venue General Manager London 2012 Olympics
  • Venue Cluster Manager London 2012 Olympics
  • Head of Event Management, Ascot Racecourse
  • Project Consultant, Venue Management & Support and Olympic Stadium Operations, Baku 2015 European Games Operation Committee
  • Special Events Manager, ExCeL London (London International Exhibition and Convention Centre)
  • Operations Manager, Wembley Stadium
Roger's sharing of his extensive international sports, entertainment and stadium experience through programme validations, auditorium presentations, small group work and individual mentoring of our faculty staff, teachers and students has been an absolute highlight to the 2016 Industry engagement programme. AAEAAQAAAAAAAAdEAAAAJGExYzA4ZWY3LWMzMjktNDE4Mi1hNmExLTY4ZmU5OTljNWEyNw Expert guidance and input from Roger regarding key milestones and major expectations for Staging Major Games and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games related subjects, (such as volunteer workforce training for high profile, high volume events) was invaluable. Roger has a charismatic presence and incredible industry knowledge. During his on-site time he inspired students and sparked an energy and passion within teams that is a delight to experience. Roger will have an ongoing association with TAFE QLD Brisbane as an International Industry Ambassador throughout 2016 contributing to the success of their sports and event management programmes.