Managing Director – Paatsch Group
A leader in leisure and entertainment infrastructure, planning and delivery, Brad is an MBA qualified executive with 25 years’ experience in leadership, strategy, consulting, governance, human resources, finance and commercial management. Brad’s most recent role prior to resuming his consulting practice was Chief Operating Officer at Optus Stadium (Perth, WA) during its build and launch phase. Prior, as CEO & Head of Commercial at Global Rapid Rugby, Brad led the planning and establishment of a dynamic new APAC rugby competition across Asia. As GM of Strategic Projects for the Freemantle Dockers (Perth, WA) Brad lead all aspects of the development of the FFC administration and training facility, the largest facility of its kind in the southern hemisphere. A native of Melbourne, Brad led the planning and delivery of AFL Administration and Training Facilities for St Kilda FC (Seaford), Carlton FC (VISY Park); North Melbourne FC (Aegis Park), Melbourne FC (AAMI Park) and Geelong FC (Kardinia Park). His credits also include feasibility studies for various proposed stadia including Eureka Stadium (Ballarat, Victoria) and Manuka Oval Upgrade (Canberra, ACT). Brad also served as Director of Business at the Melbourne Football Club and Marketing & Operations Manager of Collingwood Football Club which encompassed the development of the Lexus Centre (now Holden Centre).