March Movers and Shakers

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In the vibrant landscape of Queensland’s Club industry, where each transition denotes a pivotal shift, we’ve got the latest gossip on all your Club movers and shakers! From experienced stalwarts to up-and-coming stars, our Club community undergoes constant evolution as new and familiar faces enter the scene. This edition, we shine a spotlight on two established industry leaders leaving their mark in their new roles. 

Branka Fezjic: A Seasoned Leader in QLD’s Club Management Industry

Branka Fezjic steps into the role of General Manager at Algester Sports Club. With a career spanning over two decades, Branka has honed her skills and expertise to become a trusted figure in Club management circles. Previously serving at Sunnybank Community Club, where she held positions as Finance Manager and General Manager, Branka’s tenure was marked by notable achievements in financial management, community engagement, and leadership.

Her involvement in industry associations such as the Club Managers Association Australia and Clubs Queensland underscores her commitment to advancing the Club experience. Additionally, her role as a committee Board member of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund showcases her dedication to community welfare.

As she embarks on this new chapter, Branka’s focus remains on enhancing the club’s profitability and fostering a supportive team environment. With her extensive experience and passion for excellence, Branka is poised to make a significant impact at Algester Sports Club as she looks forward to working with the Club’s board on the Master Plan and elevating the customer experience.

Branka Fezjic, General Manager Algester Sports Club

Head Chef Glenn Whitehurst and General Manager Raelene Perkins from Rainbow Beach SLSC

Glenn Whitehurst: Plating Up Culinary Excellence

Glenn Whitehurst assumes the position of Head Chef at Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club, bringing a wealth of culinary expertise garnered from esteemed establishments, such as Bennelong Restaurant at the Sydney Opera House. With a career spanning various fine dining venues and Club establishments across the country, Glenn’s culinary prowess is well-established.

His appointment signifies the club’s commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences to its members and guests. With a focus on innovation and quality, Glenn aims to enhance the culinary offerings at Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club.

Chef Glenn’s appointment not only signifies a new chapter for the Club but also highlights the importance of industry partnerships in achieving recruitment success in a competitive talent market. If your Club is facing similar challenges in sourcing management and executive members for your team, please reach out to John Dickson to discuss how DWS Hospitality Specialists can assist you further in finding the perfect fit for your organisation.

In conclusion, as Branka Fezjic and Glenn Whitehurst embark on their new roles within the Club industry, their expertise and dedication are set to leave an indelible mark. We look forward to witnessing their contributions to their respective clubs and the broader industry landscape.

Do you have good news you’d like to share with the industry? Movers and Shakers is DWS’ most popular blog for readers! Contact the DWS Marketing team to feature the latest movements, renovations or any exciting developments in your organisation. 

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