Dockside Group has appointed Mr Chris Sanderson to the role of Venues Operations Manager, responsible for the hospitality firm’s Darling Harbour Venues of Dockside, L’Aqua, and Star Room. He will also oversee the new exclusive catering operations of Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island and the soon to be developed Dockside Pavilion Darling Harbour.
Beverley Parker, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Dockside Group, said the whole team is delighted to have someone of Chris’s calibre to spearhead operations.
“This appointment will support the implementation of Dockside Group’s three-pronged vision for Sydney, which includes our corporate rebrand, the mid-year launch of Dockside Pavilion Darling Harbour and our exclusive catering contract at Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.
“Chris’s leadership skills have been recognised throughout the industry for developing strong teams, managing change and launching new venues to market. He is a great addition to our Senior Management Team.
“As a strategic and logistics expert, Chris is well placed to lead Dockside Group’s Operations team through this time of transition and evolution,” said Ms Parker.
Mr Sanderson brings more than 35 years of event experience to the role, including extensive first-hand knowledge of hospitality, operations and guest service.
Chris established his hospitality career with Hilton Hotels and Resorts, progressing to General Manager of the Hilton Edinburgh before moving to Sydney to open the event facilities at the renovated Sydney Hilton in 2005.