Board of Directors
Dr Weiss was appointed Chairman of both the Manager and the Company on 29 September 2017, having served as a Director since 3 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, Sustainability & Environment Committee, the Dreamworld Committee and member of the Main Event Committee and Audit & Risk Committee.
Randy Garfield was appointed a Director of both the Manager and the Company in 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, Sustainability & Environment Committee, Dreamworld Committee and Main Event Committee.
David Haslingden was appointed a Director of both the Company and the Manager in 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, Sustainability & Environment Committee and Dreamworld Committee. David is also Chair of the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation. David was appointed Lead Independent Director in May 2018.
Don Morris AO
Don Morris was appointed a Director of both the Company and the Manager in January 2012 and brings to the Board significant experience of advertising, marketing and promotion, particularly for tourism.
Don was a founding principal of Mojo Australia Advertising, creators of several iconic Australian advertising campaigns, including ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ for Qantas, the Paul Hogan ‘Shrimp on the Barbie’ for Australian tourism and ‘C’mon Aussie C’mon’ for World Series Cricket.
Don was Chair of both the Australian Tourist Commission and Tourism Queensland. He is a former director of Mojo MDA Group Limited, R M Williams Limited, Harvey World Travel Limited, PMP Limited, the Tourism & Transport Forum, Tourism Asset Holdings Limited, Hamilton Island Enterprises Limited and Port Douglas Reef Resorts Limited.
Don was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2002 for services to tourism, and holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University.
Don’s current directorships include, Fantasea Cruising Pty Limited and Ausflag Limited. He is Chair of Tourism Think Tank, and non-executive Chair of Pure Projects, the largest wholly Australian international project management group. He was appointed an Adjunct Professor in Tourism by Griffith University in 2012. In 2013, he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University, and was appointed Chair of the Advisory Board of the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT).
Don is a member of the Safety, Sustainability & Environment Committee and Dreamworld Committee.
Brad Richmond was appointed a Director of both the Manager and the Company 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.
Toni Korsanos was appointed a Director of the Company and the Manager in July 2018. Toni has more than twenty years’ senior executive experience in financial and general management, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, communications, technology and risk management. Toni was the Chief Financial Officer (2009 to 2018) and Company Secretary (2011 to 2018) of Aristocrat Leisure Limited. Prior to working at Aristocrat, Toni held a number of finance and business development positions at Kellogg’s Australia and New Zealand, Goodman Fielder Limited and Coopers & Lybrand in Sydney.
Toni has a Bachelor of Economics (Accounting & Finance) from Macquarie University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Toni is also a Member of Chief Executive Women and a Non-Executive Director of Crown Resorts Limited and Webjet Limited.
Toni is Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee.