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Our Team

Creating great experiences that people love requires a great team who love what they do. That’s exactly what you can expect from the innovative and dynamic team at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC).

We’re not just a group of individuals who have talent. We’re a talented team, a dynamic and tight-knit one that operates under the vision and inspiration of our senior leaders. Let’s introduce you to the top level.

  • A team that plans, manages and implements to precision.
  • A knowledgeable team that have been with us for many years.
  • A well-trained and flexible team that delivers on promises and provides exceptional service.
  • A team that is creative in solving challenges and offers professionalism.
General Manager - Stephen Wood

General Manager - Stephen Wood

Stephen has worked in hospitality for more than 30 years, including 11 years as General Manager at the National Convention Centre Canberra. A passionate events industry professional, Stephen holds a number of positions including Deputy Chair of Canberra Convention Bureau, D...

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Director of Sales, Marketing & Events - Liz Bendeich

Director of Sales, Marketing & Events - Liz Bendeich

Liz brings a wealth of experience, spanning over 30 years in the business events industry, with a significant portion of her career dedicated to representing Canberra as the General Manager at the Canberra Convention Bureau. Since 2021, she has been an invaluable member of t...

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Director of Operations - Bandish Mehta

Director of Operations - Bandish Mehta

Bandish is a visionary leader in the development, direction, and implementation of operational and event services strategies at the National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC), playing a pivotal role in driving client satisfaction, operational efficiency, and profit maximizat...

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Head of Event Planning - Emily Kinnane

Head of Event Planning - Emily Kinnane

Emily brings over eight years of expertise in the tourism industry to our team, driven by a strong commitment to enriching her community through tourism and business events. Her extensive background spans hotels, associations, cultural institutions, and convention centers, e...

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Executive Chef - Prasantha Giragama

Executive Chef - Prasantha Giragama

Our esteemed Executive Chef brings over three decades of culinary expertise, having led kitchens at prestigious venues such as the Australian Defence Academy and the Heritance Kandalama in Sri Lanka. Awarded numerous accolades, including Best Kitchen Team at the 2019 Culinar...

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Event Manager - Lucy McLennan

Event Manager - Lucy McLennan

Lucy brings a collaborative approach to her role to provide seamless coordination and exceptional experiences for our clients and guests. Lucy's passion for hospitality and events is backed by a strong educational background, having obtained a Bachelor of Event and Tourism ...

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Event Manager - Will Bickerstaff

Event Manager - Will Bickerstaff

With over seven years of experience in the events industry and originating from the UK, Will joined the team at the National Convention Centre Canberra in early 2023. His professional journey mirrors a profound enthusiasm for curating unforgettable experiences, being known f...

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Facilities Manager - Halim Othman

Facilities Manager - Halim Othman

For more than 35 years, Halim has dedicated his career to the guests and delegates who use the National Convention Centre Canberra every year. He assumes the all-important role of Facilities Manager. He started working in the hospitality industry in Malaysia as an Assista...

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Maintenance Manager - Steve Marr

Maintenance Manager - Steve Marr

Steve Marr brings over three decades of experience in the maintenance industry, with the last 22 years dedicated to ensuring the NCCC operates at peak efficiency as its esteemed Maintenance Manager. His expertise has been pivotal in guaranteeing that all aspects of the NCCC'...

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Contact reception for more information

+61 2 6276 5200
nccc.sales@ihg.com

Reception Hours

Mon - Fri (8:00am - 6:00pm)


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