Grande Experiences and THE LUME Melbourne announce Steve Smith as new CEO
Grande is excited to introduce Steve Smith as the new CEO of Grande Experiences and THE LUME Melbourne. This strategic appointment marks a pivotal moment for both organisations, bringing on board a seasoned leader with an impressive track record across media, broadcasting, music, entertainment, event management, data analytics, and digital platforms.
Steve’s extensive international network spans Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the USA, the UK, and the Middle East, showcasing his vision and ability in diverse cultures and platforms. His rich experience will lead Grande Experiences and THE LUME Melbourne into a new era of innovation and success.
On his appointment, Steve said, “I’m so excited to join the Grande Experiences and THE LUME Melbourne team as CEO. What Bruce Peterson and the team have achieved as global innovators in the immersive art industry is truly extraordinary. This group has a tremendous creative culture, enabling a premium output that consumers globally adore. It’s an absolute privilege to lead them into this next phase.”
In tandem with this announcement, we express our deep appreciation for the outgoing CEO and Founder, Bruce Peterson. Bruce’s unwavering dedication and entrepreneurial spirit have been the driving force behind the success of Grande Experiences and THE LUME Melbourne.
Under Bruce’s leadership, Grande pioneered the immersive industry for touring experiences, reimagining the way art is viewed globally. As he takes on the role of Chair of the Board of Advisors for both organisations, Bruce will continue to provide invaluable guidance and strategic insights that have been instrumental in shaping our identity and growth. Bruce’s transition to Chair of the Board of Advisors reflects a commitment to ensuring a seamless handover and a continued legacy of success.
With Steve Smith as the new CEO and Bruce Peterson assuming the role of Chair of the Board of Advisors, Grande Experiences and THE LUME Melbourne are poised for an exciting future filled with innovation, creativity, and continued excellence. Join us in extending our heartfelt thanks to Bruce for his contributions and in welcoming Steve to lead us into the next chapter of our journey.
Contact Steve Smith on LinkedIn here
Contact Bruce Peterson on LinkedIn here