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Board Members

The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change has appointed seven people to the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board, effective from 30 March 2018 to 29 March 2021.

Members of the Board are appointed by the Minister, and have the necessary administrative, managerial, financial, environmental, legal, marketing, sporting and tourism skills to run the Resorts competently.

The Board will consist of three members who sit only on the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Board, plus four members who also sit on the Falls Creek Board and the Mt Hotham Board. The Directors and their roles are outlined below.

BOARD MEMBER

POSITION

SITS ON

PROFILE

 

JACQUELINE JENNINGS

UNIQUE DIRECTOR & CHAIR

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Board

RICHARD LEDER

UNIQUE DIRECTOR & DEPUTY CHAIR

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Board

MICHAEL MONESTER

UNIQUE DIRECTOR

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Board

HELEN MORAN

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling, Falls Creek & Mt Hotham Boards

MICHELLE CROUGHAN

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling, Falls Creek & Mt Hotham Boards

PETER VALERIO

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling, Falls Creek & Mt Hotham Boards

SUSAN LEBISH

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling, Falls Creek & Mt Hotham Boards

 

RMB Board Profiles

JACQUELINE JENNINGS

UNIQUE DIRECTOR & CHAIR

APPOINTED 1 JANUARY 2016

RE-APPOINTED 29 MARCH 2018

Jacqueline has extensive executive experience in sales, marketing, business development, strategy, and financial management and currently sits on the Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council Board. She is a Director at the Futurity Investment Group Limited where she is Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Risk Committee and Education Advisory Panel, and is also a Director of the Darwin Waterfront Corporation Board. Jacqueline was also a Board Director at Peoplecare Health Insurance where she was a Director of its non-health fund subsidiary and a member of the Finance and Risk Committee.

 

RICHARD LEDER

UNIQUE DIRECTOR & DEPUTY CHAIR

APPOINTED 29 MARCH 2018

Richard is a partner in the national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth and specialises in commercial litigation and in media and defamation law. He is Corrs’ Melbourne office pro bono partner. He serves on a number of not-for-profit Boards including the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, The Conversation Media Group and Australian Friends of Asha for Slums. He is a lifelong Mt Buller skier and visitor to the region.  He and his family are members of the Mt Buller Race Club, and he sits on the MBRC Committee.

 

MICHAEL MONESTER

UNIQUE DIRECTOR

Appointed 29 March 2018

Michael is a lawyer, Director and project specialist experienced in many industries and operating environments. He is a Director of several not-for-profits and at Bank First where he chairs the governance and property committees. He is a Fellow of the AICD and a member of the Victorian Planning & Environmental Law Association. He previously sat on the Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Committee of Management, is a Director of Patscherkofel Ski Lodge and a member of the Ski Club of Victoria. He managed and developed ski resorts in Canada and USA and was an Executive Director of Mt Buller Ski Lifts.

 

HELEN MORAN

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

APPOINTED 29 MARCH 2018

Helen is an accomplished executive leader with extensive knowledge and expertise within the ski resort and tourism industries. She has a track record of tangible results that positively impact on organisational performance. She has initiated strategic change that improved efficiency and bottom-line profitability without compromising quality of service or standards. Helen is adept at providing organisational leadership and is recognised as a strategic thinker and leader within the industry. She has significant experience on committees and Boards in alpine resorts and the tourism industry.

 

MICHELLE CROUGHAN

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

APPOINTED 1 JANUARY 2016

RE-APPOINTED 29 MARCH 2018

Michelle has over 20 years’ experience as a local and State government planner and was previously Manager of Alpine Planning for the Victorian Government. She is a Graduate of the AICD and was an active member of the Victorian Coastal Council. She holds an Honours Degree in Planning and Design at Melbourne University and a Diploma in Business Management at RMIT. Over the last 15 years, Michelle has spent considerable periods of time in ski resorts in Australia and Japan with her family. She is currently a consultant providing advice and advocacy about planning policy and strategy.

 

PETER VALERIO

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

APPOINTED 29 MARCH 2018

Peter has over 30 years of experience in commercial, public sector and business roles within the tourism sector and is respected for his destination marketing expertise. He has been General Manager for one of Australia’s largest ski tour operators and accommodation providers, and co- developed and applied destination branding for the Australian Tourist Commission. In 20 years heading Tourism Development Strategy Services, he has helped the Hong Kong Tourism Board re-shape their global strategy, redefined the market image of Wollongong, and developed product strategies for the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service.

 

SUSAN LEBISH

COMMON DIRECTOR ACROSS THREE RESORTS

APPOINTED 29 MARCH 2018

Sue has over 20 years of experience in Local Government, University, Defence and Banking through finance, governance, project and risk management roles across Australia. She is Chair of the Audit Committee for the Alpine Shire, on the Winton Wetlands Committee of Management, and has held Board roles in Government Owned and University Research Corporations. Sue is a CPA with a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA and is a Member of the Australian Risk Policy Institute. She is a keen skier who believes in the commercial, ecological and social value of the Alpine regions to the local and regional communities.

 

Organisational Structure

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board

CEO - Mark Bennetts

Corporate Services

Jo Gibney

Audit

Finance

Insurance

Legal
 

Risk

Reporting

Fol Requests

Environmental Services

Louise Perrin

Biodiversity

Energy

Environment

Mt Stirling

Recycling

Trails

Commercial Operator Licenses

Simon Robertson

Capex Projects

Asset Management

Snow Clearing

Water Supply

 

Wastewater Treatment

 

Outdoor Operations
 

Projects & Infrastructure

Property & Contracts

Amanda Vogt

Emergency Management

Leasing

Planning

Property

Valuations

Contracting

Matt Elliott

Resort Entry

Parking

Transport

Tobogganing

Customer Service

Events

Marketing & Communications

Business Development

Sales & Development

 

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