Kieren has extensive experience in business, including 18 years founding and running his own business, Majestic Cinemas, which has operated in Port Macquarie since 2006 and has 7 other sites. Kieren has almost 35 years experience in financial services at senior and CEO level, including running 2 industry bodies. He was also Chair of Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast, President of Independent Cinemas Australia for 7 years and has been Vice-President for the last 6 years. Kieren also has extensive Board experience in the private sector and in industry bodies. He was recently appointed to the Town Centre Master Plan Sub-Committee in Port Macquarie.
Kieren started Majestic Cinemas in November 2002 by purchasing, with partners and silent investors, the 3-screen cinema at Nambucca Heads. The business expanded to 4 sites with Inverell, Singleton and Port Macquarie in 2005-6, added The Entrance in 2007, Nambour (Qld) and Sawtell in 2015 and recently Kempsey in November 2019. Both Port Macquarie and Nambour have been significantly redeveloped into larger sites in recent years.
As part-owner, CEO and Head of Programming, Kieren negotiated Majestic’s first metro site in Wynnum in Brisbane which is expected to open in March 2021.