Meet the team: Ben Cleary

Joining the Convention Bureau’s bidding team this year on a maternity leave contract is Ben Cleary. Ben brings extensive project management experience to the team, having previously worked with Queensland Rail and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Ben also oversees his popular restaurant Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers in Paddington.

Ben Cleary

My role within Brisbane Marketing involves:
Winning as many bids as possible for Brisbane to host international and national business events.

What I'm enjoying most about my role is: 
Continually learning about Brisbane’s many businesses, venues and attractions, and working with passionate people who love Brisbane.

What I love about Brisbane is... 
The sunshine and the warm and friendly nature of people.

One thing that makes Brisbane an ideal business events destination is:
World-class infrastructure and the easy walkability of the city.

When I’m not at work you’ll find me...
Selling gnocchi up in Paddington at my restaurant, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers.

When friends/family visit from out of town, I always take them to:
The New Farm Markets in the morning, picnic lunch at Mt Coot-tha then of course Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers for dinner!

If I had the chance to have dinner with one famous person, living or dead, it would be:
Captain Cook.

I would spend my last $100 dollars on:
Buying some flowers for my Amore, Sara.