Board of Directors
Dr Gary H. Weiss AM
Dr Weiss was appointed a Director on 3 September 2017 and Chairman on 29 September 2017. Dr Weiss is currently the Executive Director of Ariadne Australia Limited. He is Chairman of Ridley Corporation Ltd and Estia Health Ltd, and a Non-Executive Director of Pro-Pac Packaging Ltd, Thorney Opportunities Ltd and The Straits Trading Company Limited. Dr Weiss is also a Commissioner of the Australian Rugby League Commission. He was formerly Chairman of Clearview Wealth Limited and Coats Plc, is a former Non-Executive Director of Premier Investments Ltd, a former Executive Director of Whitlam, Turnbull & Co and Guinness Peat Group plc and sat on the board of Westfield Holdings Limited and a number of other public companies. Dr Weiss has also been involved in managing large businesses with operations in many regions including Europe, China and India and is familiar with investments across a wide range of industries, corporate finance and private equity type deals. Dr Weiss holds an LLB (Hons) and LLM from Victoria University of Wellington and a Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD) from Cornell University. He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Dr Weiss is Chair of the Safety & Risk Review Committee, the Dreamworld Committee and member of the Main Event Committee and Audit & Risk Committee.
Mr Randy A. Garfield
Randy Garfield was appointed a Director on 14 August 2017. During his 43 year travel industry career Mr Garfield spent over 30 years working in senior executive roles specialising in global marketing and sales, sponsorship development and sales operations. As Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Travel Operations at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, he led the worldwide sales, convention services, resort contact centres and distribution marketing efforts for the Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, Adventures by Disney, Aulani-a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii and Golden Oak. Throughout his 20+ year Disney career he also served as President of Walt Disney Travel Company, one of the largest tour operators in the USA. Prior to joining Disney Randy also served as Vice President of Sales for Universal Studios Hollywood starting in 1986 where he helped generate record attendance and trail blazed the launch of Universal Studios Florida by crafting their pre-opening sales plan. He moved to Orlando in summer 1989 as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales/Chief Marketing Officer and led the business through its preopening and launch, and also served in a leadership role on the team which formulated the expansion plan including a second theme park as well as hotels and a massive retail, dining and entertainment complex. Randy’s current directorships include Deep Blue Communications, Rocky Mountaineer, US Travel Association and Destination Canada. Previous Board roles include the US Travel Association (Chairman) and Brand USA. Randy is an inductee into the US Travel Hall of Leaders, and has been recognised three times as one of the most extraordinary sales and marketing minds by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International. Randy is a member of the Safety & Risk Review Committee, Dreamworld Committee and Main Event Committee.
Mr David Haslingden
David Haslingden was appointed a Director on 6 July 2015 and brings to the Board considerable international business experience, particularly in the US and Australia. David is a director and major shareholder of Blue Ant Media Inc, a Canadian company that owns and operates production companies and cable networks in Canada and around the world. He is also Chairman of the Australian Geographic Society. Previously, David was Chairman and a non-executive director of Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Networks Group and Chief Executive of Fox International Channels. David holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from The University of Sydney and a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge. David is Chair of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee and a member of the Safety & Risk Review Committee and Dreamworld Committee. David is also Chair of the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation. David was appointed Lead Independent Director in May 2018.
Mr Brad Richmond
Brad Richmond was appointed a Director on 3 September 2017. Brad is a Certified Public Accountant with 36 years’ experience in finance, operations and strategic planning in the full service restaurant industry in North America. Brad recently held the position of Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Darden Restaurants Inc., the world’s largest full-service restaurant company operating multiple brands including Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Season’s 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s, Yard House and Bahama Breeze. Prior to this position, Brad held a number of other roles at Darden including Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President, Brand Financial Leader at various Darden brands. Before joining Darden, Brad was a senior auditor with Price Waterhouse & Co. Brad holds a Bachelor of Sciences/Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri. Brad is Chair of the Main Event Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and Remuneration & Nomination Committee.