Rick Aylett joins MCEC as senior manager of operations
Aylett joins MCEC from Atlantic Group, where he was the group general manager for operations. Prior to Atlantic Group, his career spans a number of venue and event operation roles across the ICC Cricket World Cup, Delaware North, Spotless, the AFL and Peter Rowland.
On his appointment, Aylett said he was looking forward to leading MCEC’s already strong operations team, to ensure the venue continues to excel in its event delivery.
“I am incredibly excited and looking forward to a new challenge, joining an organisation with an outstanding reputation in the market that places significant importance on its delivery excellence,” he said.
“I’m also looking forward to competing in the international event space again, at an iconic venue that makes a valuable contribution to Melbourne and Victoria. I want to ensure that MCEC stays up there with the best on a global scale.”
MCEC chief operations officer Leighton Wood welcomed the appointment.
“The team is looking forward to Rick commencing in the New Year, with a very strong list of events in the pipeline for the year ahead,” he said.
“I have no doubt that Rick’s background and experience will serve our venue well. We are looking forward to utilising his wealth of knowledge to further improve our customers’ experience and our operation processes overall.”
Aylett will commence his new role on January 18.