As the 2032 games approach, it is anticipated there will be over $180 billion in procurement opportunities for local businesses. The UQ MBA Career and Development Team invite our MBA community to learn about the business opportunities expected to arise from the 2032 Games.

This exciting breakfast panel moderated by Associate Professor Nicole Hartley will bring together industry experts, business leaders, and a 2020 Tokyo Olympian for an engaging morning of networking, knowledge sharing, and inspiration. Let’s explore how business can thrive in the wake of the Brisbane games.

Our Panel

Rachael Watson, OAM, PLY

Rachael Watson, OAM is an Australian Paralympic swimmer and gold medallist at the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, looking towards Paris Paralympics success this year. She is a high-performance Advisory member at the AIS and an advisor to the Queensland Disability Advisory Council. Rachael is studying her postgraduate degree at UQ. Rachael also conducts academic research at UQ and Queensland Health within multidisciplinary healthcare and allied health teams.


Pat Howard

Pat Howard is the Executive General Manager of Strategy, Insights and Innovation at the Australian Sports Commission. As an experienced C-suite Executive and Director with a demonstrated history of driving change, also a former Australian rugby union international, Pat brings a wealth of knowledge from both the sports and business worlds. As the ex-head coach at Leicester Tigers and General Manager, Team Performance for the Australian national cricket team, Pat understands the dynamics of high-performance environments. His insights into leveraging major sporting events for business growth are invaluable.

Brett Clark AM

Brett is the co-founder of online healthcare brand ePharmacy and Chemist Warehouse QLD.
He is also the current chair of Queensland Rugby Union , Queensland Ballet and a Director of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With his wife Maria, he is also a Patron of the Mater Foundation.
Brett was recently honoured in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honours list with an AM for his significant service to community health, to the arts, and to sports organisations.
Brett graduated with  a Bachelor of Pharmacy 1988 and MBA 2005 from UQ

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