Sharyn Sawyer has held senior marketing, communications, sponsorship, and events management positions for renowned brands across state, national and international territories including Qantas, Channel 10, Flight Centre, Accor Hotels & Resorts, and Brisbane Turf Club.
Sharyn spent almost a decade with Queensland Events Corporation, overseeing corporate communications for the state’s major events agency, which sat within the portfolio of the Premier and had an annual investment in some 20 national and international events, and in 100+ festivals and events under the Queensland Events Regional Development Program.
In 2007, she was seconded to head marketing for the new Asia Pacific Screen Awards Ltd (APSA), now in their 12th year. During this time, the initiative partnered with CNN International, FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations, UNESCO and the Motion Picture Association. In addition to the annual awards ceremony, APSA produced a filmmakers’ documentary series broadcast across 200+ countries on CNN. In 2008, APSA took out a national award for multicultural marketing and in 2009, APSA was named winner of the first award at the inaugural Australian Event Awards (Best Marketing Campaign).
Recent projects include management contracts with the Department of Transport and Main Roads including establishing the TransLink Centre for Service Excellence, and delivery of the Asia Pacific Cycle Congress 2015, and with Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, ahead of a major rebrand and move to the new Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Sharyn currently heads marketing and events for UQ Sport Ltd, which operates the state’s largest multisport complex, located at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.