Robert George Kirby is known for being the Co-Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the board of the company Village Roadshow Limited. The first time he joined the board was in 1988. And he was reappointed in 2001. He went to college and he has a degree in Commerce. He has a lot of experience in the industry of media and entertainment, 40 years to be exact.
He is basically responsible for revolutionizing the Australian video back in the period between the 1980s and 1990s. He is at the frontier for exploring new concepts in cinema firstly in Australia but also worldwide. He is also responsible for expanding the Village Roadshow to other fields like radio and theme parks. He also spent 15 years being the chairman at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation, and was also on the council for the Epilepsy Foundation.
How much does Robert Kirby make?
Because of his position as the Co-Executive Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company Village Roadshow he has a salary of $1,885,810. He is the highest-paid employee there.
At 65 years old he has held his position of as the Co-Executive Chairman of the Board and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the company Village Roadshow since 2013. Two executives are older than him and two are younger. The oldest out of all the executives is 72 years old and his name is Robert Le Tet, and his position is the Independent Non-Executive Director.
What does Village Roadshow actually do?
Some of the areas Village Roadshow works in are the distribution of DVDs and film, cinema exhibition operation, water parks and theme parks. But also the promotion of sales and a loyalty program based in Australia but also around the world. The water parks and theme parks are located in Sydney and Queenland’s Gold Coast but also in Las Vegas.
It also has 680 screens on 83 different sites both in Australia and also around the world. They are also in the business of producing, financing, developing, marketing and distributing movies. The first name of the company was De Laurentis Entertainment Limited but they decided to change it in 1998. It was first founded in 1954.