The Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council is a statutory body.
The Council reports to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, the Hon Liliana (Lily) D'Ambrosio MP. The Council consists of a chairperson and four members appointed on the recommendation of the Minister and the chairperson of each Alpine Resort Management Board.
Bill Jaboor - Chairperson
Bill has been a local government professional in both Victoria and Queensland for more than 45 years. For the last 20 years he has been CEO at the Cities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Greater Shepparton and Benalla. He retired from Local Government in October, 2015, and is currently Chair of the Western Melbourne Regional Development Australia Committee, a Director of City West Water and a Board Member of Community Chef. His qualifications include an Associate Diploma of Business Studies (RMIT), a Bachelor of Arts Degree (University of Queensland) and a MBA (Deakin University). He has completed a short course for State and Local Government Executives at Harvard University and become Williamson Leadership Fellow in 1996. Bill is an enthusiastic skier at Mt Buller.
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.
Allan Bawden PSM is a CEO and non-executive director with extensive experience in the local government and not for profit sectors. His local government career spanned almost four decades involving senior executive appointments in some of Victoria's most dynamic regions including inner metropolitan Melbourne, the Latrobe Valley and the Bass Coast. He was the inaugural CEO of Bass Coast Shire Council following the state-wide restructuring of local government in 1995 and held this position until 2014. He now divides his time between serving as a non-executive director, consulting to governing bodies on strategy and governance, pursuing his interest in primary production and mentoring young professionals. Allan is a member of the Gippsland Coastal Board, the Port Phillip & Western Port Catchment Management Authority and Chair of the Southern Alpine Resort Management Board. He holds a MBA (Melb Uni) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a life member of the Bass Coast Landcare Network and was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for outstanding public service to the Bass Coast and the Gippsland regions. He has been an active bushwalker, skier and snowboarder in the Victorian alps for many years.
Stacey is an independent professional with diverse experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Stacey is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chartered Professional Engineer, qualified trainer and business services operator. She is a Board Member on the Victorian Coastal Council and former Director of the Falls Creek Alpine Resorts Management Board and Local Government Professionals Victoria. Stacey and her family are alpine and snowsports enthusiasts who have enjoyed the Victorian resorts for many years.
Nicole is the current Chair of the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. She has been a member of the Board since April 2007 and was previously its Chair from 2010 to 2013. She was also previously a member of the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council between 2010 and 2013.
Nicole is a commercial disputes and construction lawyer at Lander & Rogers; is a past Chair of the Litigation Lawyers Section of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and represents the LIV on the Supreme Court Rules Committee and the County Court Building Cases Users Group.
Nicole is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company of Directors. Her prior board experience includes having been a director of UFS Dispensaries Ltd for six years, a not for profit company which owns and operates a number of pharmacies and associated businesses in Ballarat and Western Victoria.
In 2001 Nicole was introduced to skiing and Mt Hotham. She loved the experience so much she became a member of a lodge and later purchased an apartment at Hotham and now spends most of her annual leave skiing in Australia and overseas!
Arianne is a commercial lawyer practising in both the private and the public sectors, with a background in financial services, agribusiness, commercial and property law. She has worked in a wide range of complex and highly regulated industries with a strong skill set in corporate governance and risk management.
Arianne is a non-executive director of Melbourne Polytechnic, a TAFE and higher education institute offering students a career-focused holistic learning experience, the Architects Registration Board of Victoria, regulating architects and accreditation of architecture courses, and Greening Australia Limited, a national environmental NGO, transforming vulnerable Australian landscapes into places where people and wildlife can thrive.
She was the Company Secretary and General Counsel, VicTrack (2010-2014), a Victorian Public Sector transport agency that is the custodian of Victoria’s railway assets.
Arianne is a passionate skier at Mount Buller.
Dr Jacqui Jennings
Jacqueline is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Industrial Marketing Executive with a wealth of knowledge in Governance, Investment, Leadership, Risk and Audit. Through her roles as a non-executive company director Jacqueline has developed corporate governance skills that complement her previous strengths as a faculty practitioner across many diverse functions. These include management, marketing, strategic development, business development, operations management, research, quality assurance and product development.
Jacqueline's current expertise lies in corporate oversight, insight and foresight, risk management and strategic direction. In particular the previous Board Committee roles to which she has been appointed (Investment, Finance Audit and Risk) serve to further refine her strategic oversight, risk assessment and finance and investment skills.
Jacqueline has a motivated environmental and sustainability consciousness, being very aware that our legacy is inherited by our children. She is a keen participant in outdoor activities, revelling in both the green and white seasons.
Dr Robyn Leeson
Robyn is a sustainability consultant who works with transnational corporations as well as industry bodies and the public sector. She has previously held positions in Commonwealth, State and local government agencies. Robyn has a PhD in environmental impact assessment and a Masters of Environmental Science from Monash University. She has a long association with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which develops standards for sustainability reporting world-wide. Robyn served for six years on the GRI's Stakeholder Council and three years on the GRI's Technical Advisory Committee.
Robyn has been skiing with her family at Mount Hotham for more than 15 years and is a member of the Jalanga Ski Club and the Mount Hotham Racing Squad.
Tim Piper is the Victorian Director of the Australian Industry Group which represents nearly 60,000 businesses in manufacturing, IT, telecommunications, food, mining, construction and utility companies across the country. He also represents the confectionery industry in Australia and is the Vice-President of the International Confectionery Association. Tim is Head of the Waste Industry Alliance in Victoria and Western Australia.
Prior to working with Ai Group, Tim was Executive Director of the Australian Retailers Association – Victoria (ARAV) for 5 years.
Tim has practised as a barrister and solicitor in Australia and the UK and worked as a journalist in television, radio and newspapers. He also has completed an MBA.
Tim is Chair of the Industry Capability Network and the Manufacturing Skills and Training Taskforce. He sits on a number of senior Government Committees including the Victorian Premier’s Jobs and Investment Advisory Panel, the Victorian Climate Change Ministerial Advisory Panel, the Victorian Multicultural Affairs Ministerial Advisory Council, the Victorian WorkCover Advisory Committee and the National Health Star Rating Agency.
Tim is also a Director of GS1 and sits on the IPAA Public Sector of the Future Committee.
He has also been an Australia Day Ambassador and was the recipient of the Centenary Medal for services to the business community.