Deputy General Manager HR
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Raelene Barry’s career in the service and hospitality industry spans over 30 years. For the first 15 years, working in operational roles, leading and managing service departments in a hotel/casino environment shaped the path for the future. The past 15 years have been in senior HR roles with a focus on Industrial Relations and all aspects of people management in 2 iconic Gold Coast properties. The past 12 years at the GCCEC have been exciting and challenging as the Executive Manager – HR and also the Deputy General Manager since 2007.
Raelene has attained her MBA in 2011, completing a thesis on employment engagement, she also has a diploma in management, and has been honoured with 2 awards recognising her leadership and management skills and experience. AHRI HR Leader of the Year for Qld in 2008 and the AIM Professional Manager of the Year Gold Coast region 2012.
With a passion for people and service, Raelene’s philosophy in work and life is, “people before paper”.