PRIVATE PLAYERS 2010
Written on the 30 November 2010
DIRECTOR IN CHARGE (GOLD COAST): STEWART GILCHRIST
OPERATING 267 offices in 57 countries, Colliers International is looking ahead with bold optimism.
RAY WHITE SURFERS PARADISE
CEO: ANDREW BELL
REAL estate powerhouse Ray White Group has built a reputation and fortune buying and selling property in one of the most exhilarating markets on the planet.
MULPHA SANCTUARY COVE
EXECUTIVE GM: ALISON QUINN
MULPHA Sanctuary Cove (Developments) (MSCD) is undergoing a $50 million infrastructure improvement program under the guidance of executive general manager Alison Quinn.
NIFSAN EMERALD LAKES
CEO: SEAN WARDROP
JUMPING from CFO to COO, the transition was been smooth so far for Scotsman Sean Wardrop, the man appointed to bring the $1 billion Emerald Lakes asset into a confident and credible new phase.
MANAGING DIRECTOR: MICHAEL KLJAIC
MKM Group is going about its business with little fanfare but achieving big results.
MANAGING DIRECTOR: STEVE PICTON
GOLD Coast telecommunications company gotalk is expecting between 5 and 10 per cent revenue growth this year as it looks to gain market share with its VoIP service and other new products.
CEO: SUZIE WRIGHT
WITH a national network of more than 400 dealers and export operations in Europe, Asia and the US, Digga Australia is the country’s largest manufacturer of earthmoving machinery and equipment attachments.
NEUMANN GROUP OF COMPANIES
ESTABLISHED by Alfred Neumann in 1948 and now turning over close to $600 million through 800 odd employees, Neumann Group holds a very significant claim as the Gold Coast’s largest privately-owned company.
CHAIRMAN: TERRY MORRIS
ESTABLISHED in the 1970s, Morris International controls more than 63 properties across Australia including vast land holdings at Carrara (around 9.4 ha).
VIP PET FOODS
VIP Petfoods plans to consolidate its rapid local and international growth following the robust $75 million acquisition of Sydney-based exporter Bush’s International.
OZKLEEN ASIA PACIFIC
OZKLEEN’S export opportunities are continuing to flourish on the back of a new line of more than 20 antibacterial products.
GENERAL MANAGER: NOEL JAGO
WHILE the Yatala Brewery may be owned by Foster’s Group Limited (FGL), it employs 330 staff, supplies 500 kegs of beer and 30,000 cartons of mixed spirits every week.
CEO: KENTON CAMPBELL
ZARRAFFA’S will hit its target of opening 50 stores by the end of 2010, each averaging annual turnover of $774,000.
CEO: BILL BARRY-COTTER
LUXURY boat manufacturer Maritimo has expanded its product offering to include more than 20 models for 2010. In 2008 there were just five.
GOLD COAST CITY MARINA
MANAGING DIRECTOR: JEFF LEIGH-SMITH
GOLD Coast City Marina will this month re-submit plans to State Government for a proposed $750 million superyacht facility on the Broadwater.
CEO: CHRIS HEATON
SINCE it was thrown a financial life raft by South Africa’s Standard Bank in 2008, Mustang Marine is powering under the stewardship of CEO Chris Heaton.
TELWATER is Australia’s largest manufacturer of aluminium boat and trailer packages, producing more than 10,000 boats a year under key brands Quintrex, Stacer and Savage.
THE GOLD Coast timeshare industry is on the verge of outgrowing itself if the amount of timeshare resort accommodation isn’t urgently increased.
MANAGING DIRECTOR (PACIFIC REGION): CHARISSE COX
RCI is diversifying its operations in order to maintain its leading position in the rapidly modernising timeshare industry.
CEO: RAMY FILO
CLASSIC Group incorporates timeshare ownership company Classic Holidays and timeshare management/holiday exchange arm Dial An Exchange (formed 1995).
WYNDHAM VACATION RESORTS ASIA PACIFIC
MANAGING DIRECTOR: BARRY ROBINSON
CEO: CRAIG WOOD
ACCOR Vacation Club has positioned itself well for further growth on the back of a partnership announcement with Flight Centre and initial 2010 sales exceeding budget expectations.
GENERAL MANAGER: ROB SMITH
TWIN Towns will look to strengthen its market position as a leader in the hospitality and entertainment industry but is forecasting a slight drop in growth as heavy government regulation continues to affect patronage.
CEO: DEAN BOWTELL
SOUTHPORT Sharks expects heavy investment in refurbishments to result in a 45 per cent increase in members over the next three-to-five years.
CEO: NOEL DEMPSEY
DWINDLING visitation and aggressive discounting by its rival Warner Village Themeparks, has propelled Dreamworld to launch a new water thrill ride and family attraction to coincide with the Easter holidays to spike numbers.
AVESCO boss Tony Cochrane predicts ‘unstoppable growth’ for Australia’s premier motor racing category after an 11.2 per cent net profit increase in 2009.