Dean Bowtell

Dean Bowtell

Chief Executive Officer

Dean Bowtell

Chief Executive Officer

Dean has more than 20 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Leisure industry, with over 10 years at the helm of Southport Sharks. Dean holds a business degree and notable achievements include the successful partnership with the AFL and GC SUNS, the introduction of diverse service lines and the development of a $25m ‘Mantra at Sharks’ accommodation project.

Dean Bowtell
Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Jones

Chief Operating Officer

Chris has been an integral part of the success of Southport Sharks for the past 20 years. He initially commenced at Sharks as a Duty Manager and was further promoted to F&B Manager, Executive Manager, and now Chief Operating Officer.

Chris holds a Diploma of Hospitality and has over 20 years in the Hotel Industry with experience opening new Hotels in Tasmania, North Queensland and Northern Territory.

Chris Jones
Tim Lilli

Tim Lilii

General Manager Finance

Tim Lilii

General Manager Finance

Tim has an Audit background, is a Chartered Accountant and has commercial experience in the FMCG and Manufacturing Industry.

Tim's experience includes both ASX listed and medium-sized companies and he has a strong focus on streamlining processes and using data analytics to improve the bottom line.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law.

Tim Lilli
James Reedy Mantra at Sharks Hotel General Manager

James Reedy

Hotel General Manager

James Reedy

Hotel General Manager

James joins the team with 15 years of experience in hotels, of which he has spent seven years in mid-to-senior management roles.  His previous roles included exposure to the leisure, corporate and government markets, having spent four years as Hotel General Manager across both Perth and Brisbane.  His notable achievements was the re-brand of two, four-star, hotel products.   

James Reedy Mantra at Sharks Hotel General Manager
Kristie Powell

Kristie Powell

Sales & Events Manager

Kristie Powell

Sales & Events Manager

Kristie has over 17 years industry experience including 5-star Resorts and Hotels with key focus areas of sales, events and operations Kristie holds a double degree in Hotel Management and Business, majoring in Events & Tourism (Griffith University).

Kristie Powell
Sharks Management Adam-Paterson

Adam Paterson

Food & Beverage Manager

Adam Paterson

Food & Beverage Manager

Adam has over 12 years experience in hospitality with extensive international experience, including the General Manager for a comedy club, live music venue and 1200 capacity bar.

Adam holds a Diploma of International Business and a Diploma of Leadership and Management. Adam recently completed the 2016 Club Leadership Institute program where he received the award for “Passion for the industry”.

He is a member of the CMAA for 2 years and is currently on the committee for the Gold Coast Region

Sharks Management Adam-Paterson
Ann Maree ONeil

Ann-Maree ONeill

Human Resources Manager

Ann-Maree ONeill

Human Resources Manager

Ann-Maree is proud to be the Human Resources Manager of the Southport Sharks, Queensland’s largest and most successful entertainment, leisure and sporting Club where she has developed and implemented Human Resource programs that have had a direct impact on the business success through the maximisation of employee performance.

With over 25 years of human resources and organisational development experience, Ann-Maree’s expertise includes talent management, learning and development, industrial relations, change management and reward and recognition. She has held senior management roles with Australia’s well-known Theme Parks; Sea World, Warner Bros. Movie World, Wet n Wild Water World, Paradise Country and Australian Outback Spectacular.

Ann-Maree is an international speaker and published author and is passionate about delivering a strong message that people are our greatest asset.

Ann Maree ONeil
Peter Idder

Peter Idder

Gaming & Facilities Manager

Peter Idder

Gaming & Facilities Manager

Peter has over 36 years in the QLD and NSW club industry. He holds a Business Diploma and Trade Certificate. Peter has been a member of Club Managers’ Association Australia (CMAA) for over 33 years and is currently President of the CMAA Gold Coast region.

Peter Idder
Andrew Zurcas

Andrew Zurcas

Marketing Manager

Andrew Zurcas

Marketing Manager

Andrew has over 20 years marketing experience most recently Senior Marketing Manager at Spotless (an ASX100 company). Andrew holds an MBA, Masters of Marketing and is a member of Australian Institute of Management.

Andrew Zurcas

Paul Van Zijl

Business Intelligence & Systems Manager

Paul Van Zijl

Business Intelligence & Systems Manager

Paul has over 18 years experience in Casinos and Clubs, is multilingual, and a member of Club Managers Association Australia (CMAA). Paul holds a Diploma in Front Line Management and is experienced in Information Systems.

Jarrod Field

Jarrod Field

General Manager Football

Jarrod Field

General Manager Football

Jarrod has been with the Sharks since 2015 and previously was at the helm at Labrador FC as Senior Coach and Football Management. Jarrod also has an Event Management background with GCCC running major sports venues including Carrara Stadium.

Jarrod Field
Jane OConnor

Jane O’Connor

Executive Assistant

Jane O’Connor

Executive Assistant

With over 25 years in hospitality administration, Jane's career has included 18 years at a five-star international resort as an Executive Assistant. She has been with Southport Sharks since 2013 and works closely with the CEO, COO and Board of Directors. Jane was a key stakeholder on the Mantra at Sharks project, influencing the planning and design stage, pre-opening. and launch.

Jane OConnor
Andrew Dugard

Andrew Dugard

Executive Chef

Andrew Dugard

Executive Chef

Andrew moved to Australia from U.K. in 1989. He has previously worked The Sheraton and Four Seasons - Ayers Rock Resort, Kingfisher Bay Resort (Fraser Island), Daydream Island Resort – (Whitsundays) and numerous seafood restaurants in Sydney. Andrew has been a Gold Coast local for the past 25 years, and an integral part of The Pink Elephant and The Watermark Hotel openings.

Andrew Dugard
Gary McDonald

Gary McDonald

Senior Duty Manager

Gary McDonald

Senior Duty Manager

An avid sports fan, Gary has over 40 years’ experience in hospitality and has spent the last 18 years at Southport Sharks. Prior to Sharks, Gary owned his own café and was an area manager for Pizza Hut (Gold Coast / NSW) for 10 years.

Gary McDonald
Reg Elkerton

Reg Elkerton

Compliance & Property Services Manager

Reg Elkerton

Compliance & Property Services Manager

After early employment with the NSW Government in administration and investigation work, Reg moved to the Hospitality Industry. He has had over 30 years experience in Club management, across NSW and QLD, and has a broad knowledge of Club operations. Reg joined Southport Sharks in 2003, and has been involved in a number of operational roles, prior to becoming the Compliance and Property Services Manager

Reg Elkerton