New CEO for Falls
THE FALLS Creek Alpine Resort Management Board has appointed a new chief executive officer, Stuart Smythe.
Mr Smythe comes to the role with not just a passion for the outdoors, the environment and sustainability, but supplements this with a diverse and global business background.
Mr Smythe has a demonstrable track record of establishing, building and growing new entities into outstanding businesses, together with a background transforming and driving organisational change across businesses in Australia, North America, India and Japan.
A long time visitor to Falls Creek and a regular at Falls Creek Country Club, Mr Smythe is an avid snow sports enthusiast and has been an active financial backer of snow sport related films and has backed innovative product developments related to the industry.
Mr Smythe indicated that he is actively looking forward to the challenge of growing the Falls Creek brand.
“The most recent developments in the snow sports industry in Australia, namely significant investment from offshore, provides meaningful validation for the domestic industry and will present dynamic opportunities for those key players with the right infrastructure, strategic partners, investment opportunities and strategy,” Mr Smythe said.
“I am tremendously excited with where Falls Creek is positioned to benefit from such development, along with the application of the board’s Master Plan and the dedication of the resort staff and key stakeholders to ensuring Falls Creek is the pre-eminent outdoor mountain destination for all seasons.”