DARWIN – AEG Ogden has announced the appointment of Janet Hamilton, as the general manager of Darwin Convention Centre. Hamilton will replace Malu Barrios who now heads the Sydney Exhibition Centre at Glebe Island.
Hamilton has served the past four years as the manager of External Relations for Energy Resources of Australia, based in Darwin. Her role included the management of government relations, sponsorships and media issues for the Ranger mine. Prior to moving to the Territory, Hamilton had extensive major event and project management experience with the Sydney Olympic Organising Committee, the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. In 2008, she was the key project manager for the National Australia Banks’ 150th anniversary project, delivering a 12 month national programme of events and marketing initiatives.
AEG Ogden manages the Darwin and Glebe Island facilities and has been appointed the operator of ICC Sydney. Its director of Convention Centres, Geoff Donaghy said Hamilton’s strong marketing and major event background and understanding of Territory issues ensures she is ideally qualified to take the Darwin Convention Centre to the next level.
“Opening a new centre is always a major challenge. But the recognition Darwin has received both nationally and internationally in such a short time is testament to Malu’s dedication, commitment and abilities,” said Donaghy.