Introducing our new GM
Our new General Manager, Brad Morgan has arrived at Brothers for his first day on the job. He has provided a little bit of background information about himself for our members.
Firstly, let me say how excited I am to be re-entering the Qld Club Industry via a club such as Brothers Ipswich after a period of 11 years managing Casinos in the Northern Territory and North Queensland. While my tenure as a Casino CEO was extremely satisfying and I enjoyed a lot of success during this time, my ultimate goal was to get back to a venue that has strong connections to its community while providing a total entertainment offering to its members and guests.
I left the Club Industry in 2006 after a period of 14 years managing some of the largest and most successful Clubs in Qld including Easts Leagues Club, Caboolture Sports Club and Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club where I was awarded Club Manager of The Year in 2006. I transitioned into the Casino Industry the same year as the Chief Executive Officer of the Casino Division of The Lasseters Group which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. As CEO I was the most senior executive of this group based in Australia and led it through a very successful period of financial growth and several major building programs.
Due to this success I was approached by the SKYCITY Entertainment Group in 2010 to take up the GM role of their large Casino based in Darwin, this property is an iconic NT venue with 1200 staff, 750 slots, 40 table games, multiple bars and restaurants and a 200 room resort. While there I introduced international gaming to the venue, completed a $40M building program and sat on several Government and Industry related boards including the NT Tourism commission, NT Gaming Advisory Board and Economic Advisory committee.
In 2014 I was then asked to be the CEO of the Jupiter’s Townsville Casino by the new owner who had plans for a $40m refurbishment of the aging property and transform the venue and its management to enable it to compete within the domestic market. These plans are well underway, with a complete rebranding and restructure of the property completed.
Which leads me to Brothers Ipswich, the opportunity to bring my family back to South East Queensland and play a role at such an iconic club with a sound vision for their future was one I could not say no to. I have seen the building plans the Board of Directors has approved and I can genuinely say it will make your club one of the market leaders and secure its future in a very competitive market. The Board and Management should be congratulated on their foresight.
Personally, my wife Chrissie and twin boys Ethan and Lachlan are looking forward to getting involved in the Brothers and Ipswich community. Both boys have made a reputation in junior NQ rugby, representing at both schoolboy and Club levels. We have three older adult children and two grandchildren spread over Qld and NT.
I look forward to working alongside everyone at your club and getting to know as many of its members as possible.