Committee for Brisbane CEO steps down

The Committee for Brisbane announces the resignation of our Chief Executive Officer, Barton Green effective 15 January 2024.

Barton joined the Committee for Brisbane at a pivotal time in its history and leaves to pursue some new business opportunities. After 60 years as the Brisbane Development Association, a desire to broaden the organisations’ representation of members and priorities led to the establishment of the Committee for Brisbane in 2018 and Barton’s subsequent appointment as the organisation’s inaugural CEO in late 2019. Under Barton’s leadership, the Committee has experienced significant growth in membership, events programming, and advocacy activity, solidifying the Committee’s position as an independent, influential and visionary voice for a better Brisbane.

Committee for Brisbane President, Kristan Conlon expresses her appreciation for Barton’s contribution over the past four years, and on behalf of the Management Committee and team wish Barton all the best for his next chapter.

As the Committee moves forward, the organisation’s commitment to its members and bold advocacy for Greater Brisbane remains unwavering. The Management Committee will initiate a recruitment process for a new CEO, ensuring a seamless transition of leadership.
“We are confident that our strong Management Committee team, coupled with the remarkable talents of our employees, will continue to propel the Committee for Brisbane toward a strong and successful future.”   – Kristan Conlon, President.


For inquiries or further information, please contact:

Operational and Membership: Liana Heath, Chief Partnership Officer

Sub-Committee & Projects: Olivia Spadina, Projects Manager

Event programming: Gabrielle Bowkett, Communications and Events Manager



View or download the above public statement as a PDF here.

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2021 Inner City Vitality Report released today

Now in its fourth year, the Committee for Brisbane Inner City Vitality Report, prepared by Urban Economics, was released today at a lunch event at BCEC.

Media Release Inner City Vitality Report 2021

Read the full 2021 Inner City Vitality Report here.

View the 2021 Inner City Vitality Dashboard 

Annual General Meeting and Nominees for Management Committee

Nominations for Management Committee have closed.

Members can view the Notice of the Annual General Meeting, the nominees and related forms here.

The Meeting will be held from 5.30pm on Tuesday 16 November 2021. This meeting is in person only.

Brisbane 2033 Legacies Project – Phase Two policy papers released

Today we launched the Phase two work from the Legacy Taskforces at an event with keynote speaker Graham Quirk, former Chair of COM(SEQ) and panellists from member firms Deloitte, Accenture, Aurecon and PwC who managed the four Legacy Taskforces during 2021.


You can read the material here.


Follow us on Linkedin as we release more videos, animations and material on what the legacies of the 2032 Games can be.

Brisbane 2033 Legacies Phase Two: Next Steps event venue room update

This event has been moved to the Plaza Ballroom in line with Stage 2 COVID restrictions announced by Queensland Health at 10am Thursday 30 September.

BCEC continues to operate under it’s COVID safe plan.

We look forward to welcoming you all then.