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Chief ex­ec­u­tive, Vil­lage Road­show En­ter­tain­ment Group. Mel­bourne lawyer turned film pro­ducer whose laid- back op­ti­mism has played well in Hol­ly­wood. Has a BA (ac­tu­ar­ial stud­ies) from Mac­quarie Univer­sity (1979) and law de­gree from Monash (1981). Me­dia and en­ter­tain­ment lawyer at law firm Her­bert Geer 1986-93, ris­ing to manag­ing part­ner. Worked on lo­cal list­ing of VREG’s ma­jor share­holder, en­ter­tain­ment com­pany Vil­lage Road­show Ltd in 1988. Se­nior ex­ec­u­tive with VRL 1999-2006, in­clud­ing com­mer­cial and le­gal di­rec­tor and group ex­ec­u­tive in charge of pro­duc­tion. Be­came head of Vil­lage Road­show Pic­tures in 2008, af­ter its merger with Con­cord Mu­sic Group to form the LA- based Vil­lage Road­show En­ter­tain­ment Group. Lead­ing VREG’s push into China. Mar­ried to Kiera, with two daugh­ters.

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