Gold Coast Tourism Board appoints the CEO of Mantra Group, Bob East, to its Board of Directors
Bob East, CEO, Mantra Group was elected to Board of Directors of the Gold Coast Tourism at the corporation’s Annual General Meeting held on December 1, 2011. East, a first time nominee, successfully secured enough votes to make it on to the board outright. The other board position contenders, Dean Gould of Griffith University and Bruce Nicholls of Tall Ships, were put to a random draw, as per the organisation’s rules when equal votes are polled for candidates. East is well positioned to provide valuable direction as the Gold Coast gears up for the much anticipated 2018 Commonwealth Games. He wants to showcase to Australia and the world, the advantages of the Gold Coast being host to international-scale events vis-a-vis their combined accommodation capacity, accessibility, word class facilities and natural resources. The board is lead by re-elected Chairman Paul Donovan, COO Gold Coast Airport and Vice-Chair Adrienne Readings, General Manager Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.