Mr Spurr has extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industries and was most recently employed as Chief Executive of the South Australian Tourism Commission; a position he had held since 1999.
He has also been Executive Director of the Adelaide Tourism and Convention Authority and the Australian Hotels Association, and spent several years as the Head of School, Tourism and Hospitality, Adelaide College of TAFE.
In 1995, he became the General Manager of the newly formed Australian Major Events group with the agenda of attracting significant sporting and cultural events to South Australia, and promoting their benefits within the State.
Mr Spurr is also Chair of Education Adelaide, a member of the Australian Standing Committee on Tourism, member of the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre Board, board member of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Chair of the World Police and Fire Games.
He joins seven other Adelaide Festival Centre Trustees: Barry Fitzpatrick AM (Chair), Caroline Cordeaux, Zannie Flanagan, Peter Goers, Councillor Richard Hayward, Ian Kowalick and Joanne Staugas.
The Adelaide Festival Centre Trust was established in 1971 in order to, amongst other duties, encourage and facilitate artistic, cultural and performing arts activities throughout the State; without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the care, control, management, maintenance and improvement of the Adelaide Festival Centre.