One of Sydneys “all-time favourite venues” has a new general manager
Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion has a new general manager, Anthony Dunsford, venue manager Playbill Venues announced this morning.
Playbill Group managing director Michael Nebenzahl said Dunsford’s appointment – which comes into effect on April 15 – came at a significant time for the company.
“We’re embarking on a major rejuvenation of the Hordern Pavilion as part of the PlayOn Group’s plans to revitalise the entertainment precinct,” Nebenzahl explained.
“As Playbill starts this new exciting chapter at Moore Park, we are thrilled to have someone with Anthony’s experience at the helm.
“He will play a key role in bringing to life our vision for the precinct in collaboration with our joint venture partners, the Sydney Swans.”
Dunsford (pictured) managed outdoor event spaces, including The Domain and Centennial Park as well as popular public destinations, such as Sydney Airport and Taronga Zoo.
He’s also managed some of Sydney’s most diverse outdoor event spaces, including The Domain and Centennial Park.
He is currently director of visitor experience for the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands.
Nebenzahl pointed out, “Anthony has a great appreciation for the social and economic value that events bring to our community.
“We’re going to draw on Anthony’s knowledge and skills as we enhance the Hordern, expand its range of flexible performance options and activate the new outdoor plaza space.”
Dunsford acclaimed the Hordern as “one of Sydney’s all-time favourite venues” adding, “I can’t wait to lead the team transforming this precinct into an even greater drawcard for our community.
“Playbill is making a significant capital investment in this heritage venue, opening up its shared forecourt plaza, and inviting the community to enjoy this new entertainment space.
“With plans to host an even wider variety of events and performance options, the Hordern will enhance its position as one of Sydney’s premier destinations for live music, culture and entertainment.”