Bob Mangan

Meet our General Manager—Playbill Venues

Bob Mangan is responsible for the management and portfolio growth of Playbill Group’s venue management operations—Playbill Venues.

In this key role, Bob takes care of Sydney’s beloved heritage venues the Hordern Pavilion and the Royal Hall of Industries, for venue owners the Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust, while creating successful events for Playbill Venues’ clients.

Bob has an extensive background in the entertainment industry with over 15 years of experience. He spent four years as the Finance Manager with Frontier Touring and five years as the General Manager of the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre from 2009 to 2014.

Holding two separate Bachelor degrees, a qualification in Frontline Management, and currently completing a Masters, Bob is a highly-qualified General Manager who leads from the front while understanding the importance of a collaborative approach. He works closely with multiple stakeholders to ensure the success of PVM’s operations and is passionate about supporting local communities. 

Bob has attracted and delivered a wide variety of live events including music concerts, theatre productions, community events, sports, conferences, expos, auctions, meetings, seminars, art exhibitions, gala dinners, weddings, formals, musicals, comedy shows, and dance events.

He has a thorough understanding of the live events industry including programming and delivery of live events, business development, event operations, asset management, financial and staff management, stakeholder management, marketing, competition from other venues, and community engagement.

Earlier in his career, Bob was involved in film, television and theatre as a producer and director