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 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 fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Arianne is also a non-executive director of 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. Previously she was a non-executive director of Melbourne Polytechnic, a TAFE and higher education institute offering students a career-focused holistic learning experience and the 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 PSM is Chairperson of the Southern Alpine Resort Management Board. Allan 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, Bass Coast, western Victoria and the Mallee. 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 Port Phillip & Western Port Catchment Management Authority. 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, and a GAICD.
Jenny also Chairs the Technical Review Board with the Earth Resources Regulator and is a member of the Board for the Certified Environmental Practitioner Program.
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.
Chris is an experienced executive with 20 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 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 ARMB 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
Jacqui is the Chairperson of the Mount Buller & Mount Stirling ARMB. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Industrial Marketing Executive with a wealth of knowledge in Governance, Investment, Leadership, Risk and Audit. Jacqui holds a PhD in Management, a Masters Degree in Management and a Bachelor Degree in Metallurgy, she is also is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Through her roles as a non-executive company director in Jacqui 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.
Jacqui provides key contribution in strategic thinking and risk management. In particular the previous Board Committee roles to which she has been appointed (Investment, Finance & Audit, People & Remuneration and Risk) serve to further refine her strategic oversight, risk assessment and finance and investment skills.
Jacqui has a motivated environmental and sustainability consciousness, being very aware that our legacy is inherited by our children.
Ian is a former Member of State Parliament and was the Chair of the Parliamentary Task Force investigating cattle grazing in Alpine National Parks.
He was previously Manager Corporate Services at Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort and following that position a Member of the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling ARMB. Currently Ian is Chair of Quantum Support Services Board and a Member 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.
Current Chair of Mount Hotham ARMB. Maxine was first appointed to the Hotham board in 2016 and appointed Chair in 2018. Maxine is a keen skier and has been visiting Mount 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). 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. Maxine is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jo is the Chairperson of the Falls Creek ARMB. Jo is a Certified Practising Accountant and brings to the Council over 20 years experience in financial management and corporate governance in local government, alpine resorts, hospitality and the health sector. She recently commenced as Director Community and Corporate Services with Federation Council. For five years prior to this she was a Director at Towong Shire Council and lead 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 ARMB and prior to that as a senior executive and CFO for the Falls Creek ARMB. 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.