Powell - Chairperson
Des Powell was appointed Chairperson of the ARCC in April
2010. Des has held a range of senior executive roles in both
the private and public sectors in Australia and Asia and operates
his own consultancy business across a range of industries
including, transport, natural resources, water and education.
Des is currently a Director of the Port of Melbourne Corporation
and Chair of Edmund Rice Education Australia. He has previously
held positions of Chair of the National Maritime Safety Committee,
Deputy Chair of the National Transport Commission and director
of a number of water authorities.
Mark is the Chairperson of the Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management
Board and CEO at Doutta Galla Aged Services, an aged care
provider. He chairs the Victorian Auditor-General's Office
Audit Committee and the Audit Committee of Building Commission
Victoria and is a member of the Melbourne Comedy Festival
Board. Mark was previously Director of Finance at Melbourne
City Council and worked at the Department of Treasury and
Finance. He has extensive experience working on large projects
including Federation Square and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
and a Fellow Certified Practising Accountant.
Ralph is the Chairperson of Lake Mountain and Mount Baw Baw
Alpine Resorts. He is a member of the Alpine Resorts 2020
Strategy Reference Panel and the Phillip Island Nature Park
Board. Ralph has founded several corporate advisory
businesses with a primary focus on public policy and administration.
He worked for 13 years in the Department of Treasury
and Finance as a senior executive in a variety of roles in
financial, economic and budgetary reform. Now an occasional
cyclist and lapsed cross country skier Ralph maintains a keen
research interest in tourism, cultural landscapes and environmental
Judy has a strong background in tourism, marketing, resort
management and education together with a passion for snow
skiing and the high country in both summer and winter. Living
in regional Victoria for its lifestyle advantages, Judy works
for local government in tourism and economic development and
has a public relations and communications business. Formerly
a Board Member for Mt Buller Mt Stirling Alpine Resort Management
Board for 6 years, she is keen to assist the Council add value
to the work done by the Boards and provide advice to the Minister
on behalf of the Victorian community and stakeholders.
Nicole is a commercial disputes and construction lawyer at Lander & Rogers. She is the immediate past chair of the Law Institute of Victoria's Litigation Lawyers Section and a LIV representative on the Supreme Court Rules Committee and the County Court's Building Cases Users Group. She was previously a director of UFS Dispensaries Ltd, a not for profit company which operates a number of pharmacies in western Victoria. Nicole has been a member of the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board since April 2007 and Chair since April 2010. She learnt to ski at Hotham and became a member of a lodge at Hotham in 2005.
Jennifer Hutchison is the Chairperson of Mt Buller and Mt
Stirling Alpine Resorts and has come to the role following
her appointment as Deputy Chairperson of Lake Mountain Alpine
Resort Management Board. Ms Hutchinson's previous roles
include Chairman at the Australian Regional Tourism Network
and Chief Executive Officer of Yarra Valley and The Dandenongs
Marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a
Diploma of Education. Her strengths lie in marketing, finance
and governance, relationships, community engagement, industry
and product development.
Kerrie is a strategic corporate communications and corporate governance professional with over 20 years experience in the industry. She has worked across a number of sectors, including manufacturing, mining, investment banking, international trade and property. Kerrie has also been a strong supporter of the non-for-profit sector. Kerrie holds a Masters of International Business from Melbourne University.
Leigh has over 30 years experience with the Victorian Planning
system. He has held a number of senior planning positions in
various State Government departments with a particular focus
on regional land use, project facilitation and management of
the planning system. His contribution to planning in Victoria
has been recognised by the Victorian Planning and Environmental
Law Association (VPELA) when he was presented with the 'Paul
Jerome' award in 2008. He is also a member of the Victorian
Coastal Council and now runs his own planning consultancy business.
Leigh has also been a regular visitor to Falls Creek.
Rob Spargo has been involved in the ski industry for many years
at Falls Creek as a business owner and keen skier in all disciplines.
He has held various positions on the Falls Creek Alpine Resorts
Management Board including the role of Chairperson. Rob was
involved in the Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce and Joint Resort
Chamber, Ski Vic and the Board of Alpine Resorts Tourism. Rob
is currently the SES controller at Falls Creek and Justice of
the Peace and is a member of the Rotary and CFA.