The Big Cheese… with MEA chief executive Linda Gaunt

The Big Cheese… with MEA chief executive Linda Gaunt
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The Big Cheese with Meetings & Events Australia chief executive, Linda Gaunt:

The great thing about my job is …

The diversity.  Days are never the same.  I am continually challenged and enjoy working for a membership and a training organisation.

The challenge for industry is …

Competing globally for a share of the business events pie.

My greatest achievement is …

Winning the Telstra Business Woman of the Year SA in 2005.  Whilst some time ago, I remember this occasion like it was yesterday.

The biggest thing in MICE this year will be …

Finding out which consortia wins the SCEC bid.

I try to relax by …

Travelling to Adelaide to visit my family.  Shopping, reading and heading to a day spa.  I also enjoy spending time alone.  A bottle of French also helps.   

I don’t understand why …

Some people are frightened of hard work. There are no prizes for second and no short cuts.

Currently the album playing on my iPod is …

Kate Millier-Heidke – The Last Day on Earth.

My favourite venue is …

My home.  Seriously,  Australia has many great venues and I have been fortunate enough to attend events in many of them.

I am scared to death of …

Snakes.  I cannot even eat a lolly snake.  They really freak me out. 

I can’t live without …

Erika my grand-daughter.

Blackberry or iPhone…

HTC Sensational … Android.

I really wish I had …

A beautiful singing voice.

If I could invite four people to a dinner party, I would invite…

Andrea, Caroline, Sharon and Jim Corr – from the Irish Band "The Corrs".

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