Head of People and Culture
Village Roadshow Theme Parks
Tony Lines is the Head of People and Culture for Village Roadshow Theme Parks (VRTP) and provides HR advice for all VRTP properties within Australia and more recently, USA and China. There are around 2,500 staff employed in the VRTP group in Australia alone.
He has worked with VRTP for 24 years. During that time, he has held a variety of positions in Human Resources and also performed the role of Entertainment Manager for 3 years. Overall, his HR career has spanned over 30 years in addition to working as a Regional Manager in the Finance Industry. His areas of speciality include Industrial and Employee Relations, Performance Management and Learning & Development.
Tony studied Training & Development at the University of SA and holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and Diplomas in Management and Tourism.
During his time in the Tourism Industry, Tony has served on the Tourism Training Queensland Executive and was part of the Tourism Australia Working Party to develop competency standards for this industry. He served on the board of the Australian Amusement Industry Association for 16 years.
He also represented the Amusement Industry at international level through being a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) Education and HR committees. Whilst serving on those committees, he developed and/or facilitated training programs for IAAPA in Australia, Asia and the USA. He has also been a regular speaker at international conferences in Asia and the USA.