The Board

Tourism North East (TNE) is one of eleven regional tourism boards established at the directive of Tourism Victoria (now Visit Victoria), the State tourism body.

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


Trevor Ierino

Indigo Shire Council

Stuart Smythe

Falls Creek Resort Management Board

Brendon McGrath

Rural City of Wangaratta

Mark Bennetts

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management Board

John Evans

Independent Director

Dom Testoni

Benalla Rural City

Amber Gardner

Mt Hotham Resort Management Board

Charlie Bird

Alpine Shire Council

Kaylene Conrick

Mansfield Shire Council

Juliana Phelps

Towong Shire Council

Craig Lloyd

Murrindindi Shire Council

Radheesh Anandakumar

Independent Director