Santos Tour Down Under 2017 - 2017 National Finalist: Visit Sunshine Coast Best Tourism Event

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Brenda LaPorte

Brenda LaPorte

Brenda is a Board Member of Tourism and Events Queensland and Deputy Chair of the Sunshine Coast Events Board. Brenda has extensive experience in the business of sport and major events, providing strategic, project and change management services within the sports, event and entertainment sector.

Brenda has served in previous roles including Chair of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Bathurst 2021 Local Organising Committee and Vice President and Non-Executive Director of the Athletics Australia board.  Her experience includes the creation of Cricket Australia’s newest commercial property the Big Bash League. Prior to this her roles have included the position of General Manager – Project Planning, Risk and Strategy at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and Senior Advisor to the Australian International Sporting Events Secretariat.

Formerly a Partner in global consulting firm Accenture, Brenda holds a Bachelor of Business, a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Business – Sport Management.