Executive Team - Choose Brisbane

Executive Team

Brisbane Marketing’s executive team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the organisation.

Brett Fraser, Chief Executive Officer

Brett Fraser is Brisbane Marketing’s Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for delivering the city’s long term economic blueprint. 

Brett has extensive global experience in economic development, corporate and government relations, and project management and his role is critical to continuing to deliver the city’s economic blueprint, a portfolio of economic development strategies and projects aimed at growing the city’s economy. 

Brett’s executive positions include Director at Brisbane Marketing, Investment Director (North America) at Invest Australia, General Manager at Australia TradeCoast and various senior executive positions at Vale, one of the world’s largest global resources companies, including Head of Corporate Affairs, Human Resources and Sustainability.

Rob Nelson, Chief Commercial Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Rob Nelson guides strategic programs to generate long-term economic growth for Brisbane with oversight across portfolios including Tourism and Major Events; Business Events; Investment Attraction and Industry Development; Precinct Development; Innovation; and Study Brisbane. 

Prior to his appointment to COO in 2018, Rob spent three years in Brisbane Marketing’s executive team primarily focussed on enhancing Brisbane’s reputation as a destination for conventions and business events. 

Previously, he gained extensive experience in senior executive roles predominantly in major events such as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 2003 Rugby World Cup and the Santos Tour Down Under, and the sports industry including AFL, Rugby Union and Surf Lifesaving.

Jon Kritzinger, Chief Financial Officer

Brisbane Marketing’s Chief Financial Officer, Jon Kritzinger, is responsible for financial management, information technology, risk management, corporate administration and insurance. 

A Chartered Accountant with more than 16 years' experience in management accounting and financial management has a strong background working in medium-sized companies, with particular expertise in the manufacturing and retail construction sectors. 

Jon has held a number of directorships on various divisional boards and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.