About OzSeeker

The professional blog of expert leisure property consultant John Sullivan, OzSeeker is an information resource for all those with an interest in this dynamic field.

OzSeeker scans the globe for news stories every day and provides reference material such as events, contacts, facts, figures and trends in leisure property development.

More than just a news digest, OzSeeker represents prodigious expertise and resources, spearheaded by John as a senior consultant with the Cinema Next group. Whether you’re looking for a consultant, a specialist designer, advice on all kinds of leisure, from snow domes to cinema complexes to restaurants, cafés and family entertainment, John and his team can help.

Our Team

  • John Sullivan

    John Sullivan


    John is regularly referred to as ‘The Google of Leisure’, because thanks to a life of leisure (and hard work), his contacts in property development span the globe.

    He began his career as a residential developer before becoming fascinated by the film entertainment business when acting for independent cinema groups. There gained a real understanding of what makes cinema work.

    In the early 90s John went global, travelling to South Korea, UK, Germany, Poland, France and Italy while working with Australian leisure group Village Roadshow and Warner Bros on their international expansion plans.

    Diversifying his client base led him into other forms of leisure from extreme sports and family entertainment to Imax cinemas and arenas. He became an advisor to developers, local authorities and governments.

    John has a prodigious memory for the thousands of people he has worked with over his career, and can always be relied upon to give sound advice, delivered with authority and a keen Australian sense of humour.

  • Abi Smith

    Abi Smith

    Communications consultant

    My experience ranges from print magazines, copywriting and university lecturing, to running communications for a global health initiative and a public interest policy think tank. I currently work on digital and written marketing & comm’s,  developing strategies to build OzSeeker’s visibility and effectiveness.

  • Ffion Davies

    Ffion Davies

    News resource editor

    In close consultation with John, Ffion is responsible for researching and uploading the latest news and views on leisure property development.

    Passionate about film, TV and the latest gym crazes, Ffion is fascinated by the business side of delivering entertainment and relaxation in different cultural contexts.