The Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board consists of seven members, appointed on a skills basis. The role of the Board is to manage the operational and business aspects of Mount Hotham.
The inaugural Board officially took over control of the resort as of April 30, 1998. Prior to this all Alpine Resorts were managed collectively under the jurisdiction of The Alpine Resorts Commission.
Board members have a term of up to 3 years and in October 2011, three Board positions were reappointed by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change.
Nicole is a commercial disputes and construction lawyer at Lander & Rogers. She is a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) representative on the Supreme Court Rules Committee and on the County Court Building Cases Users Group. She is also chair of the LIV Litigation Lawyers Section. She has previous board experience having been a director of UFS Dispensaries Ltd, a not for profit company which owns and operates a number of pharmacies and associated businesses in and around Ballarat in Western Victoria for 6 years. Nicole learnt to ski at Hotham 8 years ago and became a member of Anton Huette in 2005.
Helen has been associated with Mt Hotham since 1985 and currently is the Group General Manager for Australian Alpine Enterprises Pty Ltd (AAE) Property Division. Helen has been involved in General Management of resort operations and played a key role in development projects undertaken by AAE at the resort since 1995 providing invaluable experience in the areas of planning, administration and management. She brings a high level of marketing, organisational and communication skills and experience in resort management and development of business initiatives to the Board.
Tim is the Victorian Director of the Australian Industry Group which is one of the most influential industry associations in the country. He is a lawyer and former journalist and holds a Master of Business Administration. Tim is also Chairman of the Industry Capability Network and the Manufacturing Skills and Training Taskforce. He also sits on the Microsurgery Foundation Board and the Environment Minister’s Climate Adaptation Advisory Council. Tim is a passionate proponent of Mt Hotham and has sat on the Mt Hotham Resort Management Board for the past eight years.
Debbie has an Economics degree, is a Chartered Accountant, is a leadership fellow and qualified company secretary. She has held senior operations, finance, project delivery and general administrative positions in both the public and private sectors. Debbie is an experienced company director. Debbie and her family are keen skiers.
Ron was the principal planner at Aurecon (Melbourne), leading one of the largest planning teams in Victoria until he retired in December 2009. He has over 30 years tourism and planning experience in Government and private organisations and has undertaken key consultant projects for State and Local Government authorities and the private sector. He was Chair of the South East Water Environment Advisory Committee from 2004 to 2009 and has been skiing at Mt Hotham for the past 30 years. Ron is a member of Asgaard Ski Club and has a strong connection to the mountain.
Deb has had broad experience as a senior executive in the private, public and semi-government sectors across a diverse range of industries. These include energy, manufacturing, recycling, petro-chemicals, rail, technology, transport and logistics. Her board positions include Special Olympics, the Banksia Environmental Foundation,
The functions of the Board, in respect of the alpine resort for which the Board is established under the Alpine Resort (Management) Act 1997 Section 38; are:
Audit Sub Committee
The Audit & Risk Sub Committee consists of the following board members: Debbie Goodin (chair), Deb Spring, Helen Moran & Ron Mason.
Remuneration Sub Committee
The Remuneration Committee consists of the following board members: Tim Piper (chair) & Nicole Feeney.