New boards to oversee alpine resorts
A NUMBER of new appointments to key positions in the alpine resort industry were made public prior to the 2013 opening weekend.
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announced new appointments to Victoria’s Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council and the five Alpine Resorts Management Boards.
There were seven new appointments, four new chairs, and 14 members that had been reappointed to the state’s alpine boards.
The appointments were chosen after an expression of interest and interview process earlier this year and will run until September 2015.
Mr Smith described the calibre of applicants as “very high” and noted their passion and expertise to oversee management of the resorts.
He said the new appointments would bring fresh ideas and innovation while building on the good work of the current members.
“I welcome Michael Marasco as the new chair of the Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council who will be responsible for driving the implementa- tion of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012,” he said.
Mr Smith said the alpine resorts were “special and unique places” and important to the state’s economy and tourism industry. Recent appointments Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council – chair Michael Marasco (new), Ian Swan (new), Leigh Phillips
Falls Creek Resort Management Board – chair Mark Anderson, Roger Kilby, Stacey Daniel
Mt Hotham Resort Management Board - chair Deborah Spring (new appointment), deputy chair Ronald Mason (new appointment), Timothy Piper, Nicole Feeney, Peter Hagenauer (new).