Deputy Board Chair, Chair of the HR and Remuneration Committee and member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
Rod Pilbeam has been involved in the establishment and operation of major public event venues for over thirty-five years with a broad-ranging experience. He is a Founding Partner and Executive Director of AEG Ogden which operates and provides consulting advice for owners and developers of arenas, performing arts centres and theatres, convention and exhibition centres, and sports stadia, through the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.
From an early career in radio, he moved on to marketing the full range of live entertainment events from the performing arts to contemporary concerts. In the 1980s, he spent time managing Brisbane’s Her Majesty’s Theatre and the company’s computerised ticketing operation, Ticketworld.
With a strong background in marketing and promotion, Rod has extensive experience in dealing with the challenges faced by promoters and producers as well as venue operators, and the interface between them. He has been a strong fighter for maintaining the integrity and the public’s perceptions of the live event marketplace, particularly in relation to the fair availability of tickets and the suppression of scalping. He worked on the development of Live Performance Australia’s Ticketing Code of Conduct.
He has executive oversight of AEG Ogden’s 15 contracted operations. A former President of the Venue Management Association (Asia & Pacific), Rod has also served on the World Council of Venue Management, the International Association of Venue Managers, the International Ticketing Association and the Public Venue Management School in Australia. He has served on the Queensland Committee of The Smith Family from 1998 to 2008 and is currently a member of the Executive Council of Live Performance Australia, the entertainment industry employers’ association.
Rod joined the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Board in 2014.