About ARCC


Our Minister

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.

Arianne Rose - Chair

Arianne is the current Chair of the Alpine Resorts Co-ordinating Council (ARCC).  

She is a commercial lawyer who practised in both the private and the public sectors, in financial services, agribusiness, commercial and property law.  

Arianne has private and public sector board and executive management experience in highly regulated sectors particularly in industries where public policy considerations and legislative and regulatory frameworks directly shape the operating environment. 

She has worked in a wide range of complex industries with a strong skill set in corporate governance and risk management. Arianne is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

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 not-for profit, transforming vulnerable Australian landscapes into places where people and nature 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 Victoria’s Alpine Resorts.

Allan Bawden

Allan Bawden PSM is a CEO and non-executive director with experience in the local government and not for profit sectors. His local government career has included senior executive appointments in inner metropolitan Melbourne, the Latrobe Valley, the Bass Coast and western Victoria. 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 was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2014 for outstanding public service to the Bass Coast and the Gippsland regions and has been an active bushwalker, skier and snowboarder in the Victorian alps for many years.

Dr Jenny Brereton

Jenny is an environmental professional who has worked on a variety of large projects across many industries with government, consultancies and the private sector. Her qualifications include a Doctorate in Organisational Change Management (DBA), a Masters of Environmental Science, a Masters of Public and International Law, a BA in Geography, Lead Auditor (quality, safety and environmental) and a Certificate in Carbon Accounting. 

She is also an accredited ISAP, a GAICD and an IRCA registered auditor.   She is a mentor with the EIANZ.  With a strong background in sustainable, ethical practices she draws on extensive experience with large projects and in liaising with government authorities, community groups and corporations. 

Her key skills include; environmental management, training, conflict resolution, auditing, project and systems management, client liaison, regulatory environments, team building & management and organisational change.

Christopher Eddy

Chris is an experienced executive with 18 years in senior local government roles, culminating as Chief Executive Officer for Hobsons Bay City Council from 2012 to 2018.

From the commencement of his local government career with Greater Shepparton City Council in 2000, Chris has gained experience in a wide variety of disciplines including communications, governance, information services, change management, organisation development, industrial relations, community engagement, strategy and policy development, advocacy and stakeholder engagement.

He has been a Director of Leadwest, member of the Western Melbourne RDA Committee, member of the Resilient Melbourne steering committee, and chair of the Western Melbourne Economy and Planning Working Group.

He was previously a well-known regional media identity, with nearly 20 years as a television and radio personality and executive with VIC TV Shepparton and Ballarat, and Radio 3SR Shepparton.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Business, majoring in management and leadership; is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; is a fellow of the Goulburn Murray Community Leadership Program; and is a member of the International Golden Key Honours Society.

Julia Hunter

Julia has broad experience across sustainability, environmental management, marketing, stakeholder engagement and risk management, and has degrees in both marketing and management. She has held a range of management roles across tourism, banking and retail including the Global Head of Environmental Sustainability for ANZ Banking Group, General Manager Marketing for Aussie Farmers Direct and Director of Corporate Responsibility for InterContinental Hotels Group.

Julia has previously served as a Board Member on the Mount Hotham Resort Management Board and is a current Board member for Bright Sparks Australia (an environmentally focused social enterprise) and the Aussie Farmers Foundation.

She is an outdoor enthusiast and spends her weekends cycling, skiing, hiking and running, and enjoys spending time in Victoria's Alpine region throughout the year.

Dr Jacqui Jennings

B Met, M Mgt, Phd Mgt, GAICD

Jacqueline has extensive senior executive experience in sales, marketing, business development and strategy, and financial management.

She is a non-executive independent director at the Australian Scholarships Group pty ltd, where she is chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Risk Committee and Education Advisory Panel.

Jacqueline also has experience as a director of Peoplecare Health Insurance, and was a member of the Finance and Risk Committee within that Board, and a director of the non-health fund subsidiary of that company.

Ian Maxfield

Ian is a former Member of State Parliament and Chair of the Parliamentary Task Force investigating cattle grazing in Alpine National Parks.

He was previously Manager Corporate Services at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort and following that position a Director of Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board.

Currently Ian is Chair of Quantum Support Services Board and a Director of the Game Management Authority.

Ian has had a twenty year involvement in the Alpine sector and brings to the role extensive experience in Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations and Risk Management.

Ian is also in involved in a number of community organisations across Gippsland.

Maxine Morand

Maxine has served on the Hotham RMB since January 2016 and has been a keen skier and visitor to Mt Hotham with her family for over 30 years.  Maxine has a background in government, NFP senior management, stakeholder engagement and public health.

She is a former nurse, research scientist at the Cancer Council Victoria, Member of the Victorian Parliament (2002-2010) and Cabinet Minister (2007-2010).  Following her parliamentary career Maxine was appointed Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Network Australia.

Maxine is currently Chair of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and a Professorial fellow teaching in the school of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Joanne Shannon

 Jo brings to the Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council over 20 years’ experience in financial management and corporate governance in local government, alpine resorts, hospitality and the health sector.

She is currently the Director Community and Corporate Services with Towong Shire Council and leads the Secretariat team for Rural Councils Victoria Inc.

Jo’s management experience has been gained in local government and in the alpine sector as a Member of the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board and prior to that as a senior executive and CFO for the Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board. In addition, Jo has worked in Melbourne in media, technology and the health sectors.

As a keen skier and bushwalker, Jo has spent extensive time in the Victorian and NSW Alps and has travelled to many overseas ski resorts in North America, Europe and Japan. She is a member of Albury Ski Club and Myrtleford Ski Club and has been part of the broader North East Victoria community for over 20 years.