Michael Ocego is our CEO – he’s been with us for over nine years, starting in catering, then branching into operations for The Trusts Arena.
Mike’s leadership style is one of inclusivity, with a strong focus on growth and support of the team, as well as development of the community ties that The Trusts Arena has always championed. In his time to date, Mike has aided our community with emergency events such as a Covid Vaccination site, a Cyclone Evacuation Centre and has lead the organisation of five ‘Spooks and Sparks’ events which between them have seen over 60,000 members of the community entertained.
Over his years here at The Trusts Arena, Mike has overseen the events side rise from 190 per annum through to almost 350. Community visits have increased from 100,000 to 180,000 pre-covid and are now building back to those numbers this year.
Mike’s vision is to develop the precinct so it is future proofed and ready to deliver as a safe haven for our youth, anchor users and wider community.