Arthur Stanley is one of Sydney's most experienced media and communications professionals, having spent 41 years in media and corporate communications roles. He is General Manager Media & Communications at VenuesLive, the company that manages Sydney's ANZ Stadium, Bankwest Stadium at Parramatta, and Optus Stadium in Perth, among a number of other boutique venues.
Arthur has been a great supporter of the Minerva Network, recognising the role it has played in taking women’s sport to a new level and helping emerging female athletes leverage their on-field success in the world of business.
A number of high-profile athletes with strong links to ANZ Stadium and Bankwest Stadium are now among Minerva’s finest ambassadors.
In recent years, ANZ Stadium has hosted the NRLW Grand Final, a Wallaroos v Black Ferns rugby Test on Bledisloe Cup Day, A-League/W-League football double headers, and a T20 women’s cricket international. Bankwest Stadium in Western Sydney will soon host the Matildas national football team and will be a key venue for elite women’s sport going forward.
Arthur was named 2017 Communications Executive of the Year by Australian Leisure Management magazine on the back of a series of major announcements around ANZ Stadium, developments in Greater Western Sydney, and the new Optus Stadium in Perth. Arthur has previously held a number of senior roles in mainstream media, including News Editor/Sport at The Daily Telegraph for 11 years. He was a senior editorial member of The Olympian – the 40-page daily Olympic newspaper that was produced during the 2000 Sydney Olympics – and he has covered numerous major stories in both news and sport as a reporter. He is an experienced publisher, editor and sub-editor. Arthur worked as Sydney Lord Mayor Doug Sutherland’s media advisor. He is also the author or editor of 12 books in the fields of sport, wellness and human potential, among them Australian cricket coach Justin Langer’s best-seller The Power Of Passion.
He has co-published several magazines, and driven their financial success as Brand and Commercial Manager. Specialties: Media & Communications; Media & PR Consultancy & Strategy; Sports Business & Venue Management; Publishing; Content Production & Editing.