Gerry Ryan, OAM is the chairman of Global Creatures. He is a Melbourne-based entrepreneur with diverse business interests that span the manufacturing, property, entertainment, leisure and tourism industries internationally. It was Gerry’s strong belief in the potential of Walking with Dinosaurs — The Arena Spectacular, and his steadfast financial support that launched Global Creatures and allowed a dedicated and hugely talented team to develop the production over years in Melbourne. How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular followed and then War Horse, the award-winning hit King Kong, Strictly Ballroom The Musical and Muriel’s Wedding The Musical. Gerry was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1999.