Scott Dawkins

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The 17-day LGBTQIA+ Sydney WorldPride festival was the biggest global event Sydney had hosted in over a decade. Deloitte Access Economics found the festival attracted over 300,000 unique spectators, with over 1 million in total festival audience. Nearly 70,000 people visited Sydney specifically for the festival, with the NSW Government reporting the festival delivered a $235.4m visitor induced spend.

Scott has been working in marketing communications for over 15 years across the major event, government and not for profit sectors.

Starting his career as a publicist at BridgesPR in Melbourne, Scott worked on major musicals including The Lion King, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical and King Kong. He also spent four years at Dainty Group learning the financing side of the live entertainment industry.

In Sydney, Scott worked for Opera Australia and Children’s Cancer Institute before joining Screen Australia, where he led the marcomms output for the Federal Government agency. Scott was then Head of Communications at Global Creatures, before joining Sydney WorldPride 2023 as Marketing Director.