Media Releases 2015

Posted on 10/09/2015 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks welcomes new Board Members

Phillip Island Nature Parks recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Management. Dr Danielle Auldist, Shelley Lavender, Elizabeth Stinson, and Kay Spierings have been newly appointed by the Hon. Lisa Neville MP, Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water.

The new appointees will join Kevin Love, Andrew Paxton, Stephen Davie and Jeff Floyd, who have been re-appointed by the Minister to the Board for another term. Jeff Floyd has been reappointed as the Chair.

“The four new members bring impressive skills and strength in a multitude of fields and, on behalf of the Nature Parks, I welcome them to the Board,” said Jeff Floyd.

The Nature Parks also expressed its gratitude to retiring Board Members, Stella Axarlis, Dr Catherin Bull and Alan Gostelow.

Stella Axarlis served on the Board for twelve years and made a major contribution both to future strategy and good governance. She also chaired the Board’s People and Remuneration Subcommittee, the Community Advisory Committee and the Education Committee, with distinction for over eleven years.

Dr Catherin Bull served on the Board for six years. Dr Bull’s contribution to the success of our current major tourism projects has been significant. She also chaired the Board’s Project Monitoring Subcommittee for 3 years, the Scientific and Research Advisory Committee for 5 years, and the Environment Advisory Committee for 3 years.

Alan Gostelow served on the Board for 3 years. He chaired the Governance Committee for 2 years and served on the Science and Research Advisory Committee for 3 years. His business acumen and governance experience were of great value.

“Stella, Catherin and Alan’s contributions to the Nature Parks have been outstanding. On behalf of the Nature Parks I wish Stella, Catherin and Alan all the best for the future,” said Jeff Floyd.

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on its ecotourism attractions to deliver ongoing funding for social, environmental, conservation, research and education outcomes.

The Nature Parks is governed by a Board of Management established under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act 1978. Board members are appointed by the Responsible Minister under the Act and the Board meets regularly to provide governance and strategic direction.

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