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24-Hour Economy Advisory Group

Our members support the NSW Government to turbocharge job creation and night-time business activity.

What the Advisory Group does

The Advisory Group helps the NSW Government to implement the 24-Hour Economy Strategy (PDF) 3.4 MB . They develop ideas to:

  • assist business to bounce back from the pandemic
  • bring a vibrant nightlife back to the city
  • increase the diversity of night-time activities
  • promote Sydney as a global 24-hour economy.

How members are appointed

Members were appointed by an independent panel through an EOI process for a minimum 12-month term.

Applications were assessed by a Selection Panel comprising the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner, Create NSW, Destination NSW and the Department of Planning and Environment.


The Advisory Group meets quarterly in-person. Meeting dates for 2023 will be communicated directly to members.

Current members

Current members work in local government, arts and culture, sport, hospitality, and live performance.

  • Brett Adlington (Museums & Galleries of NSW)
  • Katie Anderson (Randwick City Council )
  • Samuel Beck (Team Leisurely)
  • Jaymes Boland-Rudder (National Rugby League)
  • James Boyce (Grumpy Sailor Creative)
  • Scott Boyes (Accor)
  • Amanda Choularton (South by Southwest Sydney)
  • Shaun Christie-David (Plate it Forward)
  • Emily Collins (MusicNSW)
  • Lauren Conceicao (Property Council of Australia)
  • Liza Cordoba (Northern Beaches Council)
  • Andrew Coward (Reactivate Consulting)
  • Craig Donarski (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre)
  • Kat Dopper (Heaps Gay | Summer Camp Festival | Queer Agency)
  • Amanda Farrar (Australian Museum)
  • Susana Freitas (Liverpool City Council)
  • Michael Gibb (Night Time Industries Association)
  • Kerri Glasscock (The Sydney Fringe)
  • John Green (Australian Hotels Association NSW)
  • Rachael Hammond (Art Gallery of New South Wales)
  • David Harding (Business NSW)
  • Libby Harris (City of Sydney Council)
  • John Hughes (Luna Park Sydney)
  • Antony Jones (Merivale)
  • Lucy Joseph (Live Music Office)
  • Carolin Lenehan (Business Events Sydney)
  • Matt Levinson (Committee for Sydney)
  • Jade McKellar (Sydney Opera House)
  • Hannah Olsen (City of Parramatta)
  • Margy Osmond (Tourism and Transport Forum)
  • Simone Plummer (Inner West Council)
  • Dylan Porter (Burwood Council)
  • Beau Reid (Penrith City Council)
  • Tiffany Robertson (AFL)
  • Julia Robinson (ARIA PPCA)
  • Karl Schlothauer (House of Pocket | Independent Bars Association of NSW | YCK Laneways)
  • Elliot Solomon (Solotel)
  • Alicia Talbot (Blacktown City Council)
  • Houri Tapiki (Theatre Royal Sydney)
  • Christopher Tooher (Sydney Festival)
  • Mark Wilsdon (The Powerhouse)
  • Mitch Wilson (Australian Festival Association)