About Mercury

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Davies

0417 309 442

Mark has had extensive experience in product analysis, selection and purchasing of EGMs. He currently oversees the Mercury members’ gaming product and co-ordinates purchase and installations across the group of over 1800 gaming machines. Mark has had previous experience with the Federal Group in Tasmania as gaming product manager for Casinos, he was responsible for 2500 gaming machines. Mark also worked at Crown Casino as Casino Manager. Mark’s wealth of experience with gaming product ensures Mercury members have the right product mix in their gaming rooms.

Chief Operating Officer

Janelle Beard

0438 387 868

Janelle is an accomplished Group Operations Manager with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Janelle has a proven track record of delivering positive performance outcomes, increasing profits across the business by executing operational improvements through effective people management in a large multi-venue Corporation. Her career path saw her join Zagame’s as a General Manager which then resulted in her quickly moving throughout the Venues as the General Manager who led by example, consistently meeting revenue targets, controlled costs, implemented customer service standards and generated positive bottom line profit with a highly motivated team around her.

A large proportion of Janelle’s career has been spent working at the Zagame Corporation in the role of Group Operations Manager, where she had the opportunity to further develop and coach the entire group using her skills across all facets of the business - operations, marketing, driving revenue, contract negotiation, gaming operations, implemented all promotions across the group, re-launching venues, inventory audits, compliance audits, liaised with all suppliers, membership loyalty, controlling costs and building high performing teams.

Janelle brings to Mercury extensive industry skills and expertise. She is very keen to assist all Mercury members for the successful operation of their venue.

Janelle can be contacted on her mobile 0438 387 868 or on her email jbeard@mgv.org.au

Business Development Manager

Jenny Smith

0439 262 839

Jenny has over 15 years of hospitality management experience and brings a wealth of knowledge to the Mercury Group.  Jenny was the General Manager of a multi venue Club and is experienced in operational requirements, staff restructures, financial benchmarking, redevelopments and refurbishments.  She has a strong focus on delivering excellent customer service and is very passionate about the industry.

Business Development Manager

Dean Normington

0477 830 988

Dean Normington is an agile and strategic Operations Manager with over 30 years of managerial experience delivering high-quality leadership in managing teams across an expansive region. With a proven track record of driving business growth and success, Dean offers expertise in full operational control across multi-tiered and multi-site environments, particularly within the hospitality sector. 

Dean excels in planning, developing, and implementing processes and systems to optimise operations. With a strong focus on leading business development opportunities and driving continuous process improvements, he possesses exceptional problem-solving skills and a keen ability to intuitively and creatively develop solutions. 

Known for his strong communication and negotiation skills, Dean confidently leads budgetary and cost controls, human resource management, and major capital improvement works. He brings a wealth of critical thinking, organisational, and problem-solving skills to his teams, along with a deep commitment to cultivating and strengthening relationships. 

Throughout his career, Dean has held several roles, including his current position as Business Development Manager at Mercury Group Victoria. In this role, he spearheads financial performance and reporting initiatives while championing people management and development. Additionally, he advises on business planning and budgets, ensures compliance with relevant legislation, and maximises the utilisation of operating systems to enhance operational efficiency. 

Prior to this, Dean served as Commercial Operations Manager at Black Rhino Group, where he led the operational control of 40 venues across Victoria and South Australia. He played a pivotal role in driving the significant growth of the business, overseeing redevelopment and renovation projects and cultivating strong relationships with key stakeholders. He also managed recruitment, training, and development of staff, while overseeing major capital improvement works and CAPEX funds. 

Dean's impressive career history showcases his expertise in leading and managing operations, driving revenue growth, and implementing strategic initiatives. His strong leadership, analytical mindset, and dedication to excellence make him a valuable asset in the business. 

Gaming Analyst

Renato Spirkoski

• Masters of Science Applied Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology • Grad Diploma Information Technology, Swinburne University of Technology • Bachelor of Mathematics and Education, University of Cyril & Methody Macedonia • Works with Mercury venues in areas such as gaming analysis and gaming financials

Compliance Officer

Jacqui Hutchison

0403 444 814

• Instrumental in the development and registration of the Responsible Gaming Code • Facilitates annual Code of Conduct reviews to meet the VCGLR requirements • Past Manager of the Secretariat for the Victorian Gaming Machine Industry • Co-author and past administrator of the Association self-exclusion program • Strong knowledge of AUSTRAC AML/CTR requirements • Has participated in various Department of Justice working groups • Food Safety program implementation and understanding

Marketing and Promotions Officer

Jodi Cooper

0402 445 493

• 20 years’ experience in hospitality • 3 years’ with Tatts as Tour Hostess • Extensive knowledge of setup and running of major events • Works closely with Mercury venues on turnkey promotions • Assists Mercury venues with Marketing and Advertising

Administration & Finance Officer

Kim Marangon

0415 058 971

• 10 years’ experience in Clubs and Hotels • 7 years’ as administration with Industry Association • Industry specific gaming study tour planning and facilitating • Mercury events and dinners co-ordination • Venue assistance with account matters

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