New CEO appointed to Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management 10 June 2017

Mark Bennetts has been appointed as CEO of the Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Resort, and commenced in the role on 9 June 2017.

Mark comes to Mt Buller & Mt Stirling with more than 30 years experience at Shell and RACV across a wide range of management positions, most recently as General Manager Southern Resorts overseeing six resorts and 600 staff across Victoria and Tasmania.

Jacqui Jennings, Chair of the Mt Buller & Mt Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board, said the Board is looking forward to a strong and stable future for the organisation. "We are very pleased to have Mark as our new CEO. We were fortunate to have a number of strong contenders for the position, and worked through a comprehensive recruitment process. Mark's extensive experience in leadership, governance and risk management, as well as proven track record in accommodation and hospitality ensures he is well placed to guide the resorts and the team into the future."

Mark said he is thrilled to join the Mt Buller & Mt Stirling team. “It’s obviously been a tough time for many people in and around Mt Buller & Mt Stirling over recent months. I’m really looking forward to working constructively & collaboratively with staff, residents, businesses, sponsors, suppliers, sister mountains and other stakeholders in the coming weeks and months. Everyone has been wonderfully welcoming and supportive in my first few days on the mountains. The passion and energy here is just fabulous, and by working together I’m sure we will build a bigger and better Buller & Stirling”. 

Mt Buller & Mt Stirling have enjoyed a strong start to the 2017 snow season, with early snowfalls combining with new snowmaking technology to enable the resort to open just over one week prior to the official Opening Weekend. On Friday 2 June, Mt Buller opened for skiing and boarding under lights on Bourke Street, and remained open through the week before celebrating the official snow season opening on June 10.

Media contact:

Gillian Dobson

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management

Group Manager – Marketing, Sales & Events

E: gillian.dobson@mtbuller.com.au

M: 0429 776 185