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Better Brisbane Alliance

Meet the Better Brisbane Alliance

Brisbane Economic Development Agency (BEDA) has joined forces with some of Brisbane’s most influential business and industry figures to help fast track the city’s pursuit of investment, business growth, tourism and events opportunities over the coming decade. The Better Brisbane Alliance is focused on amplifying Brisbane as a leading destination for business, investment, and visitation, and enhancing the city’s accessibility, inclusivity, and sustainability credentials ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Better Brisbane Alliance Members

Better Brisbane Alliance Members  

  • Councillor Krista Adams – Deputy Mayor, Civic Cabinet Chair for Economic Development, Nighttime Economy and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brisbane City Council
  • Juliet Alabaster – Chief Operating Officer, BEDA
  • Kylie Blucher – Managing Director, Nine Queensland and Nine Northern New South Wales
  • Jess Caire - Queensland Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
  • John Collins – Director, BEDA Board and Venue Director, Fortitude Music Hall and The Triffid
  • Heidi Cooper – Chief Executive Officer, Business Chamber Queensland
  • Elsa Dalessio – Chair, Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Gert-Jan de Graaff – Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane Airport Corporation
  • Phil Di Bella – Founder and Managing Director, The Coffee Commune
  • Kate Gould – Chief Executive Officer/ Artistic Director, Brisbane Powerhouse
  • David Hoey – President and Chief Executive Officer, Vaxxas
  • Bernie Hogan – Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Hotels Association
  • Peter Hyland – Director of Planning, School of Architecture, University of Queensland 
  • Chris Jones – Editor, The Courier Mail
  • Harvey Lister AM – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ASM Global Asia Pacific
  • Patricia O'Callaghan – Chief Executive Officer, Tourism & Events Queensland
  • Don O’Rorke – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Consolidated Properties Group
  • Shannon Ruska – Director, Tribal Experiences
  • Anthony Ryan – Chief Executive Officer, BEDA and Group Co-Chair
  • Chris Saines – Director, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art 
  • Paul Spiro – Chairman, BEDA Board and Group Co-Chair
  • Neil Stephens – Chief Executive Officer, Port of Brisbane

Better Brisbane Alliance Initiatives 


The first initiative of the Better Brisbane Alliance, MoreTix is a ground-breaking collaboration with the goal to entice visitors to stay longer and experience more of what Brisbane has to offer.

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