The Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change has appointed seven people to the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board, effective from 30 March 2018 to 29 March 2021.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Minister, and have the necessary administrative, managerial, financial, environmental, legal, marketing, sporting and tourism skills to run the Resorts competently. 
The Board will consist of three members who sit only on the Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Board, plus four members who also sit on the Falls Creek Board and the Mt Hotham Board. The Directors and their roles are as follows. More information on each Director will be provided when available.
Jacqui Jennings  Chair Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Board
Richard Leder Deputy Chair Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Board
Michael Monester Board Member  Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Board
Michelle Coughan Board Member All 3 Boards
Susan Lebish Board Member All 3 Boards
Helen Moran Board Member All 3 Boards
Peter Valerio Board Member All 3 Boards

Jacqueline is an experienced Non-Executive Director and Industrial Marketing Executive with a wealth of knowledge in Governance, Investment, Leadership, Risk and Audit. Through her roles as a non-executive company director Jacqueline 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.

Jacqueline's current expertise lies in corporate oversight, insight and foresight, risk management and strategic direction. In particular the previous Board Committee roles to which she has been appointed (Investment, Finance Audit and Risk) serve to further refine her strategic oversight, risk assessment and finance and investment skills.

Jacqueline has a motivated environmental and sustainability consciousness, being very aware that our legacy is inherited by our children. She is a keen participant in outdoor activities, revelling in both the green and white seasons.


Richard is a partner in the national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth and specialises in commercial litigation and in media and defamation law.  He is Corrs’ Melbourne litigation practice group leader and Melbourne office pro bono partner. 

He serves on a number of NFP boards including the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation, The Conversation Media Group and Australian Friends of Asha for Slums.

He is a lifelong Mt Buller skier and visitor to the region.  He and his family are members of the Mt Buller Race Club, and he sits on the MBRC Committee.


Michael is a lawyer, company director and project specialist with significant skills and knowledge across a diverse range of complex businesses, industries and operating environments. He is a director of several NFP’s and a director of Bank First, Chairing its governance and property committees. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Victorian Planning and Environmental Law Association. He has previously served as a member of the Mt Buller and Stirling RMB when it was called the Committee of Management and is a director of Patscherkofel Ski Lodge and member of the SCV. He managed and developed ski resorts in Canada and USA and was Executive Director of Mt Buller Ski Lifts. He has strengths in government relations, diverse industries and the environment in Canada, USA and Australia. His local and overseas consultancy focussed on development and environmental planning, ski field operations, riparian rights and marketing. He has a well-developed moral and ethical compass, evident in his commercial, environmental and personal relationships.


Michelle has worked in local and State government as a planner, with a particular focus on the management of the planning system, for over 20 years. Michelle was the Manager of Alpine Planning for the State Government for a number of years and over the last 14 years has spent considerable periods of time in ski resorts in Australia and Japan with her family. She is currently a consultant to the Municipal Association of Victoria providing advice, advocacy and capacity building in planning and building policy. Michelle is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, has an Honours Degree in Planning and Design at Melbourne University and a Diploma in Business Management at RMIT. Michelle is also a member of the Victorian Coastal Council.


Sue has over twenty years professional and senior management experience in Local Government, University, Defence and the Banking sectors providing finance, governance, project and risk management roles in Queensland, Canberra and Victoria. She is on the Winton Wetlands Committee of Management, Chair of the Audit Committee for the Alpine Shire, and has held various other Board appointments in Government Owned Corporations and University Research Corporations. Sue has just finished two years on the Board of the Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board. Sue’s formal qualifications include being a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Certified Practising Accountant, a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Commerce, and she is also a Member of the Australian Risk Policy Institute. She is a keen skier who has a strong belief in the commercial, ecological and social value of the Alpine regions to the local and regional communities. 


 Helen Moran is an accomplished Executive Leader, possessing extensive business and commercial knowledge and expertise within the ski resort and tourism industries.  Helen has a demonstrated track record of providing tangible results that positively impact on organisational performance.

Helen is experienced at initiating strategic change that positively impacts on efficiency and bottom line profitability, without compromising quality of service or standards.

Adept at providing leadership throughout an organisation, and recognised as a strategic thinker and leader within the industry, Helen’s past experience on various committees and boards in the Alpine Resort area and generally in tourism allows her to contribute towards the future direction of Victoria’s Alpine Resorts.



 Peter has over 30 years experience in commercial, public sector and business roles within the tourism sector and is widely respected for his destination marketing expertise. In his early career he was General Manager for one of Australia’s largest ski tour operators and accommodation providers. He later co-developed and applied destination branding for the Australian Tourist Commission and drove development of a national approach to tourism forecasting across Australia. In 20 years heading Tourism Development Strategy Services, he has helped the Hong Kong Tourism Board re-shape their global strategy, redefine the market image of Wollongong, and develop product strategies for the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. He has formal qualification in Economics (B Econ. Syd) and has written and delivered MBA subjects in tourism planning and international tourism marketing. He is married with four children and lives in North Eastern Victoria.