ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy steps down

Tuesday, 11.06.2024
Geoff Donaghy, Chief Executive of ICC Sydney and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC), has announced he will depart his full time role on 30 August.
ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy to step down after 30 years of Venue Management. Photo: ICC Sydney

He will stay on as an advisor to the business until the end of the year as ASM Global embeds its succession strategy over the coming weeks.

Geoff Donaghy said of his time with ASM Global, “It is with great pride that I reflect on the milestones of the past three decades. I want to express my appreciation to Executive Chairman Harvey Lister for his commitment to the group’s advancement, Group Director – Venue and Event Innovation, Rod Pilbeam and our network of colleagues from around the world for their continued dedication and professionalism. Serving our teams, clients and community has been an absolute privilege.”

Under Geoff’s leadership, ICC Sydney received 95 industry awards, achieving an average delegate satisfaction rating of 97.4% and 98.2% client satisfaction rating. ICC Sydney was the first convention centre to release a Reconciliation Action Plan and a Disability and Inclusion Action Plan, reach Silver Tier status in Pride in Diversity’s Australian Workplace Equality Index, amongst other leading campaigns such as its Feeding your Performance philosophy and client Legacy Program.

“On behalf of ASM Global, we thank Geoff for his outstanding leadership and dedication to the company and our people during his more than 30 years of service”, said ASM Global (APAC), Executive Chairman, Harvey Lister AM.