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Chief Executive Officer


Destination Gold Coast CEO - Annaliese Battista

Annaliese Battista commenced in her role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Destination Gold Coast in August 2018.

Annaliese has nearly two decades’ experience in strategic destination marketing, communications, economic development and executive leadership across a range of government and corporate organisations.

Annaliese is proud and passionate about her new home on the Gold Coast. Her guiding principle in her role as Chief Executive Officer of Destination Gold Coast (DGC) is to build the local community by growing the tourist economy. DGC improves the quality of life and sustainability of the Gold Coast for both its tourism industry stakeholders and the broader community.

Annaliese holds tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing, and international relations, and champions many community building initiatives through active involvement in volunteer work and boards including; Board member for the Gold Coast Football (Suns) Club and Gold Coast Waterways Authority and a Director of the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux.