Name: Luke Kinniburgh

Role: Judge

Luke is the Head of Hospitality at the Moonee Valley Racing Club managing a large portfolio across five key hospitality pillars.

With over 20 years in the Hospitality industry his current responsibilities are quite expansive including raceday hospitality, events, gaming & entertainment, Dean & McPherson and the club’s future Moonee Valley Park development including their new venue TOTE Bar & Dining venue.

With a vision to expand the MVRC’s hospitality services, Dean & McPherson was created in 2018 to maximise a determined push into new premium off-course markets, opening the aperture for MVRC to further leverage its considerable hospitality and event expertise, capacity and experience to a broader audience. Dean & McPherson delivered signature events for the world-renowned PGA TOUR as their official hospitality partner for the 2019 Presidents Cup and recently acquired the hospitality partnership rights for the esteemed Melbourne Showgrounds.

Luke is passionate about creating exceptional guest experiences, driving long term commercial and strategic value through projects & initiatives, building & serving communities, and developing people to reach their full potential.

He is currently a member of the William Angliss Institute Industry Advisory Group and has previously held senior leadership roles in major stadia including Marvel Stadium and special events.

Connect with Luke through LinkedIn.