Rose City Shoppingworld centre manager Jason Gard.
Rose City Shoppingworld centre manager Jason Gard.

Rose City manager on the job

ROSE City Shoppingworld’s new centre manager Jason Gard is a Queenslander at heart.

The new man on the block came from Dubbo and took the reigns from former long-term manager Bob Loxley on Monday.

“I grew up in Gladstone, was in Brisbane for 15 years and have spent the past three years on the wrong side of the border in Dubbo managing Orana Shopping Centre, Dubbo’s largest shopping complex.”

On Wednesday, centre owner Robert McConaghy showed Mr Gard everything from the Tiddalik to the surrounds, but what his family is excited about is a four-legged companion.

“I have two children who attend St Mary’s, a nine-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter,” Mr Gard said.

“My wife and kids love horses, so they’re going to enjoy it here. At the moment we’re renting but we might be in the market for acreage because I’ll come home one day and there’ll be a horse in the backyard.”

When asked about the centre’s expansion Mr Gard said it was in the future.

“I honestly don’t know much about it at the moment, but that’s all in the future,” he said.



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