Warragul & Drouin Gazette
New chief executive for Mt Baw Baw
A new chief executive officer has been appointed to the new Southern Alpine Resort Management Board that now manages the Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort.
Gail Conman has been appointed to the new position established following the merging of Mt Baw Baw and Lake Mountain Alpine Resorts on January 1.
Chairman Allan Bawden said Ms Conman had most recently been employed as director of services at Moonee Valley City Council and before than had held senior executive positions at the University of Melbourne and a number of roles with the Victorian Government including as an executive director in the Auditor-General’s Department.
Mr Bawden said Ms Conman was chosen from an extensive field of candidates.
He said the new committee of management had recently submitted its Southern Alpine Resorts Reform Project to develop financially sustainable models for both resorts.
He said the resorts made important economic contributions to their regions.
Mt Baw Baw creates about $19 million worth of regional economic activity each year including more than 200 jobs, Mr Bawden added.
The new board of management was appointed late last year.
Members are Mr Bawden, former Baw Baw Shire officer Kerry Irwin who is the deputy chairman, Kerren Clark, Randall Cohen, Svelta Petkova, Tony Thompson and Joanna Walker.