Raelene Barry

Deputy General Manager - Executive Manager - Human Resources, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Raelene’s career in the service and hospitality industry spans over 30 years.  Starting in operational roles, leading and managing service departments in a hotel/casino environment shaped the path for the future.  The past 17 years have been in senior HR roles with a focus on Industrial Relations and all aspects of people management.  The past 15 years at GCCEC have been exciting and challenging as the Executive Manager – HR and also the Deputy General Manager since 2007.

Raelene attained her MBA in 2011, completing a thesis on employee engagement. She also has a diploma in management and has been honoured with 2 awards recognising her leadership and management skills and experience. 

With a passion for people and service, Raelene’s philosophy in work and life is, “people before paper”