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FALLS CREEK RESORT MANAGEMENT BOARD

The Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board is responsible for ensuring the Falls Creek resort is available for alpine recreation and tourism throughout all seasons and accessible to persons from varied cultural and economic groups. The Board also ensures management of the resort is undertaken in a manner which is respectful of the alpine environment and economically, ecologically, and culturally sustainable.

The Board works closely with the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council, the statutory body charged with the responsibility to plan and facilitate management of the six Victorian Alpine Resorts. Members of the Board serve three-year terms and appointments (made by the Victorian Minister for the Environment) are based on skills in administration, management, finance, environment, law, marketing, and tourism.

Mark Anderson - Chair
Mark Anderson is the Chief Executive Officer at Doutta Galla Aged Services Ltd, an aged care provider caring for over 600 elderly Victorians. He is on the Audit Committee for the City of Maribyrnong and the Building Commission of Victoria and is a Board Member of the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
 
Diana Patterson - Deputy Chair
Diana has held leadership roles in environmental and recreation sectors of the Victorian public service and is a former CEO of a local government authority. For over the past decade she has been actively involved with the management of Victoria’s alpine resorts, first at Mount Buller then as a member of the Alpine Resort Coordinating Council. Diana is also a former member of the Victorian Catchment Management Council. In 1989 Diana became the first woman in the world to lead an Antarctic Research Station and has worked at all three Australian bases on the continent. She is now involved in Antarctic tourism each summer working on an expedition cruise ship.
 
 
 
Roger Kilby
In addition to his Falls Creek roles, Roger is Past President of the Committee of Management for a training and employment organisation for the disabled, a Committee Member of the Australian Institute of Energy and has extensive senior executive experience, including General Manager and Company Secretary of an energy company. He has maintained a long term involvement with Falls Creek as a skier, an ‘all-seasons’ visitor and an apartment owner. He also has a keen interest in sport, recreation and leisure activities. Roger brings experience in business management, joint ventures, capital projects and brand, retail and commercial marketing.
 
Ian Farrow
Ian was appointed to the FCRM Board in November 2011, having held leadership roles in not-for profit snowsports clubs for many years. As a Chartered Tax Adviser and public policy professional, he has worked on national and international engagements that have assisted the resolution of client issues and the reform of government policies. Prior to working in the tax profession, Ian has worked as a Senior Adviser to the Minister for Industry, Science & Resources and as Industry Policy Adviser with the Australian Institute of Petroleum. Ian also currently works as a part-time snowsports instructor at Falls Creek.
 
 
 
Stacey Daniel
Stacey is an engineering and business professional who has worked in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors including local government, industry and consulting. Her experience spans environmental management, urban and township planning, property and infrastructure development, and mining. Stacey is a Chartered Professional Engineer and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also a former board member of Local Government Professionals Victoria. She has been visiting Falls Creek since the 1980’s, and has also travelled to other alpine and mountain regions in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Europe. Stacey, a mother of two children, also enjoys various snowsports and outdoor adventure sports.
 
Lisa Logan
Lisa is a Falls Creek local and the Manager/Director of Diana Alpine Lodge Pty Ltd. Diana Lodge is one of Falls Creek’s oldest hosted accommodation providers and operates all seasons. Diana Lodge recently achieved considerable success by securing a prized TQUAL development grant from the Federal Government. Ms Logan has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Science from Deakin University. She also has a Graduate Certificate of Commerce from Deakin University. Additionally, Lisa is an active member of the Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce and in recent years has held executive positions
 
 
 
James Stewart
James has been the Regional Manager, Strata Manager and Director of Whittles Strata and Community Title Services in Albury / Wodonga and the surrounding region since 2006. James previously held Assistant Manager roles at several 5 star hotels around Australia between 1999 and 2006. He was also a Director and the Chairman of the Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce between 2008 and 2011. James through Whittles currently manages rental operational activities and the head lease companies for Huski Falls Creek, Astra Lodge, Silverski and Alpine Woodsmoke Apartments and also operates the head lease companies Woodsmoke, Rainbow Lodges, Edelweiss Alpine Flats , Limlimbu Ski Flats and the St Falls Development know as QT Falls Creek . 

 

MARK ANDERSON - CHAIR
Mark is an experienced Board member in the Government and not for profit sectors and has been Chair of Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Council Member of Alpine Resorts Coordinating Committee for seven years. He is also a Board member of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Mark is currently on the Audit Committees for the Country Fire Authority, the City of Maribyrnong, the Alpine Shire, Working Heritage, EREA and is the Treasurer of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Previously, he was the CEO of Doutta Galla Aged Services, an aged care provider, the Director of Finance for Melbourne City Council and at the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Mark has extensive financial experience and has been involved in many large Melbourne projects including the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Federation Square and the development of Docklands.

Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant.
ROGER KILBY - DEPUTY CHAIR

Roger returns as a Board Member and has been appointed Deputy Chair. He maintains a long term involvement with Falls Creek as a skier, an ‘all-seasons’ visitor and an apartment owner. He also has a keen interest in sport, recreation and leisure activities.

Roger brings experience in business management, joint ventures, capital projects and brand, retail and commercial marketing and is currently Chair of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee. 

In addition to his Falls Creek roles, Roger is Past President of the Committee of Management for a training and employment organisation for the disabled, a Committee Member of the Australian Institute of Energy, and has extensive senior executive experience, including General Manager and Company Secretary of an energy company. 

LISA LOGAN

Lisa is a Falls Creek local and the Manager/Director of Diana Alpine Lodge Pty Ltd. Diana Lodge is one of Falls Creek’s oldest hosted accommodation providers and operates all seasons. Diana Lodge recently achieved considerable success by securing a prized TQUAL development grant from the Federal Government.

Ms Logan has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Science from Deakin University. She also has a Graduate Certificate of Commerce from Deakin University. Additionally, Lisa is an active member of the Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce and in recent years has held executive positions

JASON ALEXANDRA

Jason Alexandra has over 30 years experience working on sustainability and natural resources management (NRM) operating consulting, revegetation and farming businesses and working in senior roles in national and international organisations.

Jason has been a Director of Land & Water Australia  and the Port Phillip CMA. As the Executive Director of the Earthwatch Institute Jason initiated the successful citizen science program ClimateWatch. Between 2008 and 2013 Jason was a senior Executive at the Murray Darling Basin Authority with responsibilities for NRM, water reform, climate science and ecosystem management.

As the managing director of Alexandra and Associates Pty Ltd Jason has completed over 100 consulting projects on sustainability, natural resources management, environment and water policy. He is an adjunct research fellow at Charles Darwin University. His publications can be found here.

LINDY ALLEN

Lindy is a highly-experienced senior executive currently operating Living-Proof Media, an independent consultancy to the arts offering services including documentation, evaluation, writing and editing for publication. 

Recent professional roles include immediate past Chief Executive Officer of Regional Arts Australia (2012-2013) and former Chief Executive Officer of Regional Arts Victoria (2004-2012). During 2012-2013, Lindy was Executive Producer for the Centenary of Canberra's largest national community engagement program, One River, spanning four states and a territory.

Board roles include Deputy-Chair Creating Australia, board member Lakes Entrance-based Wurrinbeena and Deputy-Chair of the Narrandera-based arts organisation, the CAD Factory.  Former board roles include Regional Arts Australia and the Australian Children'sTheatre Foundation.

Professional qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne), Graduate Diploma Arts Management (University of South Australia), photojournalism major, Bachelor of Creative Arts, Latrobe University, Bendigo and Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

SUE LEBISH

Sue has over twenty years professional and senior management experience in Local Government, University and the Banking sectors providing finance, governance, project and risk management roles in Queensland, Canberra and Victoria. She is on the Winton Wetlands Committee of Management, the Audit Committee for the Alpine Shire and has held various other Board appointments in Government Owned Corporations and University Research Corporations.  Sue’s formal qualifications include a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Commerce and she is also a Member of the Australian Risk Policy Institute and a Certified Practising Accountant. She is a keen skier who has visited Falls Creek since the 1980’s and has a strong belief in the commercial, ecological and social value of the Alpine regions to the local and regional communities. 

ANN-MARIE TENNI

Anne-Marie Tenni brings to the Board 30 years experience in environmental management encompassing natural resource management, pollution control, environmental management systems, auditing and governance. She has worked in both public and private sectors encouraging people to work together to achieve the best possible environmental outcomes.  Anne-Marie has hands-on experience living, working and managing the alpine environment at Falls Creek. She has worked extensively with government and private sector agencies, Landcare and Friends groups as well as contributing to community groups including Race Club, school boards and her local revegetation groups. Anne-Marie brings a practical approach to decision making derived from her experience in public land management, running a small rural property and spending a large amount of time at Falls Creek over all seasons.”

Formal Qualifications: Degree in Agricultural Science (MU) and post-graduate degrees in Environmental Engineering (MU) and, Agriculture and Rural Development (UWS).

BOARD UPDATES

MAY 2015 BOARD HIGHLIGHTS - download pdf