The City Leaders Forum is a joint initiative between Griffith University and YP Gold Coast showcasing the people in our city, who are driving innovation and change within the business community.

Meet Thea Jeanes-Cochrane, Panellist at our 2020 City Leaders Forum

Thea Jeanes-Cochrane is a leading originator in entertainment projects and touring exhibitions that has delivered highly acclaimed events and experiences for globally renowned clients recently including The Rolling Stones, Real Madrid C.F, The AFL, The Commonwealth Games and the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Coupled with extensive experience in the sports industry with the likes of IMG, Supercars Australia and S.E.L, Thea has helped generate well in excess of $20 million in ticket revenues across her career.

Her most recent major endeavour was with the AFL, engaged as the Creative Producer of entertainment for the night-time 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final at the Gabba, where the world witnessed the largest, most diverse and inclusive line up of Australian artists featured in both a pre-game and an historic half time show.

A brand and marketing strategist, she has combined business acumen and unbridled enthusiasm to originate, creatively produce and promote a diverse range of ceremony events, global touring exhibitions, theatre shows, and concert spectaculars including most recently the 2020 Toyota AFL Grand Final at the Gabba, the Gold Coast’s Flag Handover Ceremony at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and the 2011 & 2009 Arafura Games Opening Ceremonies.Thea also produced the City of Gold Coast's formal bid events at the CGGA in St Kitts, which secured the 2018 Commonwealth Games for the Gold Coast.

Along with being a Board Member of Motorsport Australia and HOTA (Home of the Arts, City of Gold Coast), Thea is a passionate environmentalist and gender equity advocate, having been the recipient of an International Women’s Day Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.

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