Group Chief Financial Officer
Darin has over 20 years of finance experience spending most of his career in consumer retail and hospitality brands. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, a multi-unit casual dining concept with over 160 restaurants in 28 states and two countries. Prior to that, Darin was Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President, Controller at Chuck E Cheese’s while the company was a publicly-traded entity (NYSE: CEC) with over 500 entertainment centers. Darin also spent time with international brands RadioShack (NYSE: RSH), FedEx Office (NYSE: FDX), and PricewaterhouseCoopers in various financial roles with increasing responsibilities.
Darin will continue to act as Chief Financial Officer for Main Event Entertainment.
President and Chief Executive Officer of Main Event Entertainment
Before California Pizza Kitchen, Chris was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, and joined the company at the time it was acquired by a private equity firm. Chris previously held senior executive and finance roles at CEC Entertainment Inc. (owners of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza), NPC International Inc. and Applebee’s International Inc.
Chris brings over 20 years of experience with multisite businesses, including over six years in the family entertainment business. He brings extensive experience in brand revitalization strategies, operational execution and new unit development. He has successfully opened over 200 units with five different businesses.
Chief Executive Officer of Theme Parks
Greg was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Theme Parks division in April 2021 and has over 15 years’ experience in the theme parks industry in Australia and overseas.
He has held direct responsibility for the management of theme parks and water parks including all aspects of operations, safety, engineering, entertainment, food and beverage and retail, animal displays and presentations along with ancillary commercial services.
At Village Roadshow, Greg held executive responsibilities for all Village Australian parks including, Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet n Wild Gold Coast and Sydney, as well as leading the development and opening programme for Topgolf. Greg was also Chief Operating Officer for Village’s international theme park development programme including the operation of existing properties and running opening programmes for new properties.
Greg is currently on the Board of AALARA, which is the peak industry body, and has held this position since 2018. Greg’s qualifications include an MBA from Southern Cross University, a post graduate qualification in Professional Accounting from the University of New England and he has completed the Executive Leadership Programme at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary
Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and has over 20 years’ experience as a practising lawyer, both in private practice and in-house roles.