The Southern Alpine Resort Management Board is established by the Alpine Resorts (Management) Act
1997 s 34 (2). The board is deemed to be the committee of management of all the Crown Land within the
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort and Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort which are deemed to be permanently reserved under the Crown Land Reserves Act 1978.
Priorities and Objectives
The board will pursue the visions for the resorts and success as a Committee of Management through the following strategic objectives:
- Provide a management structure that provides financially and environmentally sustainable outcomes.
- Achieve excellence in board governance, compliance and engagement.
- Increase visitation and improve the experience for visitors coming to the resorts.
- Build partnerships with regional commercial operators and other groups.
- Protect and enhance the natural environment of the resorts.
- Fulfill the board’s statutory functions as described in the Alpine Resorts Management Act 1997.
- Have sound resort management, development, fire and emergency plans.
Meet the Board
Allan Bawden – Chair
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 statewide 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 the Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council. 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.
Kerry is a local government, community development and health promotion professional. She has led large scale, longer term, multi-dimensional and agency planning and policy across portfolios including: recreation, environmental sustainability, engagement, health and wellbeing and active transport. For more than 20 years Kerry has been involved in creating environments that foster participation in community life and loves all things about community and our great outdoors. She is an averred traveller which has helped shape her appreciation of the impact the physical environment and public places have on our wellbeing which is central to her approach. Kerry’s policy and planning work and ability to successfully transfer this into on the ground services and infrastructure has an ongoing positive legacy and are the foundations for significant community and organisational outcomes. Her willingness to invest time, work hard, drive change, adapt and follow through on commitments and responsibilities has seen her work acknowledged at State and National levels. Trekking to Mt Everest base camp, presenting at the Walk 21 conference in Toronto and her three adult children are life highlights.
Tony has run his own businesses for 30 years, mainly in hospitality. For the past 15 years, Tony and his wife Penni have owned and run Maryton Park B & B Country Cottages. Tony has also been a director of the Dandenong Ranges Banking Group (Bendigo Community Bank) since its inception for 17 years. Other board memberships include Chair of the Marysville & Triangle Community Foundation, Regional Development Australia and as a board member of Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Management Board was Chairperson for 3 years. Since the 2009 Black Saturday fires, Tony has chaired the Community Recovery Committee, dealing with all matters regarding the region, tourism, economics, mental health and the overall recovery of the Marysville and Triangle area and is now consulting for Emergency Management Victoria.
Kerren is principal of Numbat Consulting (which is entering its tenth year of business), a senior consultant at the Clifton Group and a Trustee of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve. She was a community member of the Victorian Board of the Medical Practitioners Board of Australia for seven years and of the Consultative Council for Human Research Ethics for five years. As a volunteer, she was a director of Doutta Galla Community Health, a member of the Swinburne University Human Research Ethics Committee and she chaired the West Centre Against Sexual Assault and the Australian Health Care Reform Alliance. She has a strong background in non-government boards, community committees and community groups. Kerren holds a science degree, a Graduate Diploma in Health and Medical Law and a Diploma of Company Directorship. She has worked for the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Australian Services Union and a number of state and federal members of parliament.
Randall has a wealth of professional experience in commercial and legal project work for the public sector, the private sector and at the interface between the public and private sectors. Over the past 15 years, Randall has assisted a broad array of Victorian Government Departments in delivery of major projects with emphasis on industry reform, infrastructure, energy and resources, dispute management and resolution, risk management and governance. Prior to that Randall worked as General Counsel and Regulatory Manager for APA GASNet Pty Ltd, as Corporate Solicitor for Alcoa of Australia Ltd, and as a solicitor with major law firm, Mallesons Stephen Jacques.
Svetla is a keen skier with a love for the mountains, mother of two primary school boys with many connections to Gippsland. Over the past decade she has worked as a senior manager in the planning, capital works and asset management departments of two regional water corporations, a Melbourne metropolitan water corporation and is currently managing the enterprise asset management for a regional council. Her engineering background and drive to improve on the status quo, combined with desire to work with staff, management, community and interested groups will assist her in contributing to the vision and strategy determining the future of the Southern Alpine Resort Management Board.
Joanna is an experienced Chief Financial Officer qualified as a Chartered Accountant, who has a wealth of executive finance experience across retail, professional services and distribution enterprises. She has an MBA majoring in Strategy and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (completed AICD course in 2010). Her prior board appointments include non-executive director of the Amcor Superannuation Fund and member of the investment committee which, during Joanna’s leadership and involvement, resulted in improved governance of funds under management. She is highly commercial and is known for her tenacity to drive financial and operational excellence. Her governance and change management experience together with driving a high performance team and culture within organisations undertaking transformation have been instrumental to her past achievements. She is passionate about skiing and making a difference to the future of both Lake Mountain and Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resorts and their associated communities.
Publications and Projects
2014-15 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort Annual Report
2015-16 Lake Mountain Annual Water Report
2014-15 Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort Annual Report
2015-16 Mount Baw Baw Annual Water Report