Victoria’s renowned alpine sector has a new champion to take it into the future, with the Andrews Labor Government’s appointment of the inaugural Board for Alpine Resorts Victoria.
Minister for Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio appointed the new board – which will provide strategic leadership to continue growing the state’s $1.1 billion alpine sector and support its response to the impacts of climate change.
The Alpine Resorts Victoria board will manage all six alpine resorts at Falls Creek, Mount Baw Baw, Mount Buller, Mount Hotham, Mount Stirling and Lake Mountain, replacing four alpine resort management boards and the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council.
The board will be chaired by Ali Wastie who is currently Chief Executive Officer of Bass Coast Shire Council and is also a board member of South Gippsland Hospital, Destination Phillip Island, Destination Gippsland and Bass Coast Country University.
The board also includes Deputy Chair Helen Moran who is a member of three alpine resort management boards and has extensive experience in the Victorian alpine industry and tourism, joined by Julia Hunter and Michael Monester who are members of existing alpine boards.
New board members include Natalie Ajay who is currently Director, Communications and Engagement at GOTAFE and is a non-executive director of Murray Regional Tourism Board and a member of IndiGrow.
Daniel Miller is a Yuin man, a First Nations group from the south coast of NSW who is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation.
Kaley Nicholson is a Taungurung woman and co-founder and Director of Yilam Pty Ltd, a company that offers on Country experiences, and Chair of the Taungurung Land and Waters Council.
Nadia Jaworski is a Partner on Infrastructure matters at PwC, and Peter Anderson is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Transport Association and the Victorian Waste Management Association.
The board appointments will commence 1 October 2022.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio
“Victoria’s alpine resorts make an extraordinary contribution to our state and to our regional communities through their efforts to deliver long-term financial sustainability to the alpine sector.”
“This new board will provide the strategic leadership that Victoria’s alpine sector needs to deliver tourism growth and to manage the impacts of climate change.”
Reviewed 10 August 2022