Mark Gurd: Charting a New Course as Area Partner at AVPartners

AVPartners is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gurd as an Area Partner, responsible for overseeing the operations and success of Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, and Whitsundays. 

In alignment with AVPartners’ unwavering commitment to excellence, our Area Partners provide strategic leadership, operational management, and exceptional client relationship management within their respective venues.

Mark embarked on his journey with AVPartners in 2012. Starting as an audiovisual technician, shortly progressing through the business to become a Technical Event Manager, Associate, and ultimately attaining the esteemed position of Partner. Reflecting on his time, Mark said, “Success in our industry requires continuous learning, unwavering professionalism, and a passion for the craft. It has been a fulfilling and rewarding journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to grow and succeed in this exciting profession.

As an Area Partner, Mark will provide invaluable guidance to our teams across the three resorts, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. Mark states “This transition signifies a shift from personally executing events to mentoring the incredible teams that bring them to life across Queensland.”

Phillip Delangen, Senior Partner at AVPartners, said, “Mark’s extensive industry experience and dedication to client relationships make him a valuable member of AVPartners. We eagerly look forward to witnessing the positive influence he will have on our team and the remarkable achievements that lie ahead.”

With Mark’s expertise and the collective passion of the AVPartners team, we are excited to chart a new course, shaping the future of the audiovisual landscape and exceeding the expectations of our valued clients.