Howard Smith Wharves Appoints CEO

Howard Smith Wharves Chief Executive Officer

Howard Smith Wharves Appoints CEO

Set to open in late 2018, Brisbane’s agenda-setting entertainment, lifestyle, and tourism destination Howard Smith Wharves (“HSW”) has appointed Luke Fraser as Chief Executive Officer.

HSW Directors Adam Flaskas and Elisha Bickle said “Luke has been a part of the journey and HSW team since the very early days. He has been instrumental in the ongoing development and delivery of the precinct. We are proud to have him lead our team. His experience, passion and knowledge are second to none”.



As a proud ‘Brisbanite’, Luke has been part of the original HSW Nominees bid team as Development Director. He has been intricately involved in the creation of the HSW site and the strategic hospitality businesses within the precinct. Luke has a strong focus on developing Howard Smith Wharves’ culture, systems, and processes whilst continuing to foster broader relationships with industry and all levels of Government.

With nearly 20 years of management and operational experience, Luke has been involved in several landmark Brisbane projects developing and leading large teams. Luke believes in loving what you do and creating a culture focused on pride and collaboration to foster memorable experiences.

“It is an extraordinary opportunity to lead the most talented and inspirational team,” said Fraser.

This appointment is an exciting new chapter for Luke, as the Howard Smith Wharves revitalisation project inches closer to opening later this year.