The Board

Tourism North East's board of directors

TNE is governed by a Board of Directors that includes the CEOs of all the Shires and Resort Management Boards represented in the High Country along with six independent appointees, overseen by an independent chairperson.

All director positions on the TNE board are voluntary.

Ross Passalaqua


Amber Gardner

Mt Hotham Resort Management Board

Brendon McGrath

Rural City of Wangaratta

Charlie Bird

Alpine Shire Council

Dom Testoni

Benalla Rural City

John Evans

Independent Director

Juliana Phelps

Towong Shire Council

Kaylene Conrick

Mansfield Shire Council

Livia Bonazzi

Murrindindi Shire Council

Mark Bennetts

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board

Radheesh Anandakumar

Independent Director

Stuart Smythe

Falls Creek Resort Management Board

Trevor Ierino

Indigo Shire Council