Council

Arianne Rose
Chairperson

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 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 the Architects Registration Board of Victoria, regulating architects and accreditation of architecture courses, Melbourne Polytechnic, a TAFE and higher education institute offering students a career-focused holistic learning experience and 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 Chair of the Southern Alpine Resort Management Board. Allan is a CEO and non-executive director with experience in the local government, public 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 Board and the Gunai Kurnai Traditional Owners Land 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, 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.

Christopher Eddy

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.

Since 2018, Chris has held interim CEO roles with LeadWest and LGPro Victoria, and in 2021 he was appointed as an Administrator to the City of Whittlesea.

Julia Hunter

Julia has broad experience across sustainability, environmental management marketing and stakeholder engagement. She is currently the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships & Growth in Mobility for RACV, leading work in areas including sustainable transport and collaborative consumption.  Previously, she has held leadership roles across tourism, banking and retail including the Global Head of Environmental Sustainability for ANZ Banking Group, Director of Corporate Responsibility for InterContinental Hotels Group and General Manager Marketing for Aussie Farmers Direct.  Julia has qualifications in Marketing, Management and Environmental Management.  

Julia is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has previously served as a Board Member on the Mount Hotham ARMB and is a current Board member for the Natural Resources Conservation League of Victoria.  

She is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying cycling, skiing, hiking and running, and is a regular visitor to Victoria’s Alpine region.

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 Maxfield

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. 

Andrew Skewes

Andrew Skewes is the Principal of Canvass Consulting, providing consulting services for economic development, infrastructure, education and research and health sector agencies. 

He has many years of experience as a senior executive in the State and Commonwealth public sectors advising on economic policy, and as a senior executive and academic in higher education.  

 

 

He holds a BSc, Grad Dip Ed and MComm Economic (Hons First), all from the University of Melbourne, and is a MAICD with experience as a director in the water, alpine resort and information technology sectors.

Joanne Shannon

Jo is the Chairperson of the Falls Creek ARMB.  She 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 is a Certified Practising Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jo is currently the Director Corporate and Community 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 enjoyed 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.