Carol Podesta

Events and Programs Coordinator

Carol joined the Foundation in February 2015 as a contractor via her own events consultancy, Class Act Event Services, to manage the Gala Ball and all Foundation events until she became a permanent part-time employee in September 2016. As the Events and Programs Coordinator, Carol coordinates the Foundation’s annual Care for Cancer lunch, and is responsible for purchasing medical equipment and organising facility enhancements that are generously funded by our donors. This important aspect of Carol’s role involves liaising with Gold Coast Health staff to facilitate the delivery of all items on the wish list, as well as negotiating with suppliers on the best price outcomes.

Carol spent 32 years organising events for five Village Roadshow Theme Parks, previously worked at Destination Gold Coast, and was the Queensland Chairperson of Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) for three years. In her spare time, Carol loves walking on the beach, going to movies, travelling and reading.