Lucy has been the Festival Director of the Gold Coast Film Festival - the city’s flagship film and screen culture event - since June 2015. In three years she has more than doubled ticket sales, tripled sponsorship and introduced a raft of innovative initiatives to support women working in the screen industry, including Australia’s first free childcare offering at a film festival in 2016 and a commitment to ensuring gender parity across all speakers and panellists during the festival. As part of the festival, Lucy also created the first Gold Coast Movie Locations Tour to create a tourism product that leverages the recent major film shoots on the Gold Coast.
Lucy was awarded a Women in Business Awards of Australia award for Arts, Culture & Tourism in 2018 and a City of Gold Coast Women in Leadership Award for Arts and Culture in 2016. She has been on the Executive Committee of Women In Film And Television NSW since June 2017 and is a regular panelist on ABC Gold Coast radio's 'Spin Doctors' segment.
Prior to the film festival, Lucy spent 11 years working on public relations strategies for some of the world’s leading tourist attractions and major events in Australia and the UK, including Madame Tussauds.
Tickets for our breakfast are available via our website. Members $45, non-Members $55. Early-bird prices increase $5/ticket from 5pm Monday 1 April til close of registration 5pm on Wednesday 3rd (unless sold out prior)