About Mercury

General Manager

David Baldi

0408 488 869

David has almost 40 years of dedicated service to the Hospitality Industry and has a high level of experience in senior management, including roles at ClubsVIC as Acting Executive Director and as General Manager of Operations. David’s previous positions include The Yarraville Club as General Manager and various ALH Management positions. David has also served on numerous boards. David has a passion for the Hospitality Industry and is highly regarded, particularly within the gaming sector. David has been a part of various Government Working Groups, such as Pre-Commitment, strengthening his ties with government agencies including Department of Justice and VCGLR. The working relationships David has built ensures he keeps the Mercury Venues well informed of industry changes.

Product Manager

Mark Davies

0417 309 442

Mark has had extensive experience in product analysis, selection and purchasing of EGMs. He currently oversees the Mercury members’ gaming product and co-ordinates purchase and installations across the group of over 1800 gaming machines. Mark has had previous experience with the Federal Group in Tasmania as gaming product manager for Casinos, he was responsible for 2500 gaming machines. Mark also worked at Crown Casino as Casino Manager. Mark’s wealth of experience with gaming product ensures Mercury members have the right product mix in their gaming rooms.

Gaming Analyst

Renato Spirkoski

• Masters of Science Applied Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology • Grad Diploma Information Technology, Swinburne University of Technology • Bachelor of Mathematics and Education, University of Cyril & Methody Macedonia • Works with Mercury venues in areas such as gaming analysis and gaming financials

Compliance Officer

Jacqui Hutchison

0403 444 814

• Instrumental in the development and registration of the Responsible Gaming Code • Facilitates annual Code of Conduct reviews to meet the VCGLR requirements • Past Manager of the Secretariat for the Victorian Gaming Machine Industry • Co-author and past administrator of the Association self-exclusion program • Strong knowledge of AUSTRAC AML/CTR requirements • Has participated in various Department of Justice working groups • Food Safety program implementation and understanding

Marketing and Promotions Officer

Jodi Cooper

0402 445 493

• 20 years’ experience in hospitality • 3 years’ with Tatts as Tour Hostess • Extensive knowledge of setup and running of major events • Works closely with Mercury venues on turnkey promotions • Assists Mercury venues with Marketing and Advertising

Administration & Finance Officer

Kim Marangon

0415 058 971

• 10 years’ experience in Clubs and Hotels • 7 years’ as administration with Industry Association • Industry specific gaming study tour planning and facilitating • Mercury events and dinners co-ordination • Venue assistance with account matters

Area Manager

Andrea Tournier

0425 815 286

Andrea has been in Management within the Hospitality, Gaming and Lotteries Industries for almost 15 years. She brings a wealth of Club and Hotel experience to the Mercury Group and its Members. Andrea’s latest role was with the White Eagle House in Geelong, in the capacity of Club Manager. She also has experience within the finance sector and also has a focus on customer service.

Business Development Manager

Janelle Beard

0438 387 868

Janelle is an accomplished Group Operations Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Janelle has a proven track record of delivering positive performance outcomes, increasing profits across the business by executing operational improvements through effective people management in a large multi-venue Corporation. Her career path saw her join Zagame’s as a General Manager which then resulted in her quickly moving throughout the Venues as the General Manager who led by example, consistently meeting revenue targets, controlled costs, implemented customer service standards and generated positive bottom line profit with a highly motivated team around her.

A large proportion of Janelle’s career has been spent working at the Zagame Corporation in the role of Group Operations Manager, where she had the opportunity to further develop and coach the entire group using her skills across all facets of the business - operations, marketing, driving revenue, contract negotiation, gaming operations, implemented all promotions across the group, re-launching venues, inventory audits, compliance audits, liaised with all suppliers, membership loyalty, controlling costs and building high performing teams.

Janelle brings to Mercury extensive industry skills and expertise. She is very keen to assist all Mercury members for the successful operation of their venue.

Janelle can be contacted on her mobile 0438 387 868 or on her email jbeard@mgv.org.au

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