Ogden IFC has announced the appointment of Julie O’Keeffe as Financial Controller at Suncorp Stadium.

Ms O’Keeffe brings to the Stadium 32 years experience in accounting and financial management and 13 years experience in the convention and exhibition industry.

For the past six months, Ms O’Keeffe has been Manager of Special Projects with Ogden IFC Head Office reviewing group-wide IT and financial operating systems, as well as providing specialist financial input into the company’s project management bids.

Prior to that, Ms O’Keeffe was Finance Director of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for 10 years and was previously in a senior financial role at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. She has also been an Audit Manager with Arthur Young & Company.

Stadium Chief Executive Officer, Geoff Donaghy welcomed Ms O’Keeffe’s appointment saying her extensive experience both in financial and operational management would be a great asset in what shapes as the Stadium’s biggest year with 33 major events already confirmed.

Ogden IFC is the largest venue management company in the Asia Pacific region. Among the venues it manages are Suncorp Stadium and Telstra Stadium in Sydney, the Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centres, the Brisbane and Newcastle Entertainment Centres and four State Theatres in Perth.

8 February 2006

For further information, contact Greg Adermann, Communications Manager, Suncorp Stadium, on 07 3331 5162.