Perks for Buller's CE

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by teckel, Mar 20, 2017.

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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    Tick Tock Tick Tock

    So do we think the Minister will let them get away with just a slap on the wrist?
     
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    CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Minister has accepted the resignation of the Chair: http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ombudsman-report-into-mount-buller-and-mount-stirling-board/

    No word yet on the CEO.

    Highlight of my season last year was when the Chair parked in our parking spot at Buller, I got to write the most magnificent passive aggressive note on her windscreen, which I wrote on the back of the parking rules notice that I still had in my glovebox, and then emailed the CEO.

    The parking situation up there is so absurd and overbearing that it was such a pleasure to see them breaking their own rules and call them on it.
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    I would suggest the CEO is currently packing up his office.
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    It's up to the Board to fire the CEO, not the Minister.
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    Hopefully he (CEO) doesn't get a payout.
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    Agree. That why i reckon he packing up his office.
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Who else will go? Chief financial officer? Property manager?
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    My thoughts just the CEO.
     
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    CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Correct.

    Though I guess the Minister can recommend to the board to fire him.

    Why he hasn't resigned already is another story....
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    I would suggest he is after a payout.
     
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    CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Well we are lucky to have him after all, given he could command a much higher salary elsewhere..... :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    Very true.

    I just hope the next CEO/Alpine Governance Model puts the razor blade/cost cutting through the organisation.
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    But the CFO saw it all go through, and didn't alert the board?

    And the property mgr: "Almost $16,000 was spent on the property manager's family trip to the French Alps for "research and development" during the 2015 Christmas break.

    The manager told the chief executive he believed it was appropriate for the resort to pay for his family's expenses "because we are a very family-oriented resort and it's important for us to experience this as a family".

    The manager went on another research and development trip with his family to Jackson, Wyoming in December 2013, at a cost to taxpayers of almost $9,000."
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    They would already have a budget for redundancy come end of year and the new structure. He will be after that, but this is a corporate governance performance issue so they won't be wanting to give it to him.
     
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    ladycamper

    ladycamper Dedicated Member Season Pass Gold

    Course, happens all the time. You can't Rort for less as an ordinary mortal and get away with anything, you'll have heaps of shame and scorn piled upon you.
     
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    benchives

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    It's only fair he gets a pay out, I mean you pay peanuts you get monkeys

    No wait
     
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    wolly

    wolly Dedicated Member

    maybe he saw the writing on the wall... allegedly his family now lives in Queensland
     
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    travelislife

    travelislife Dedicated Member

    Any more word on this?
     
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    CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Silence is deafening.....
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    Well he wouldn't want to be on the hill over Easter.
     
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    Cuppa

    Cuppa Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    did the whole board get the boot?
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Just the Chair
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    I would suggest all the boards will get the boot in the next couple of months....hopefully a management model a heap lower cost to the industry will be the result. Couldn't be more expensive!
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    Agree. Although I do have concerns that it won't be cheaper.

    Also will be interesting to see what happen in terms of funding across the different mountains.

    Buller ratepayers aren't going to want to support/ pay for other mountains.
     
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    currawong

    currawong Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    I'm sure the feeling is the same with other mountains not wanting to pay for buller
     
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    Seth

    Seth Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Who gets higher visitor numbers?

    Including all the day trippers through the gate I suspect the rest aren't even close.

    Falls and Hotham wouldn't be subsidising Buller.
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    There is only about $3 million difference in revenue between the resorts - MBMSRMB $14 million approx, MHRMB and FCRMB $11 million approx each. I think that the money generated at each resort would be spent on operations at the resort where it is generated with a contribution to the 'new consolidated board' from each of the resorts.
     
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    Madski

    Madski Active Member

    But are they going to combine the management functions as well?
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    I'm only guessing, but I think that the new model will be significantly different than just overlaying the current management model as one for the three resorts. Maybe we will see an involvement of local government assuming management of most of the civic operations as happens with beach resorts, other ski resort towns overseas etc????? The new "RMB" may just be a board, not an operational function, setting strategic direction, overseeing governance etc??????

    Unless the change results in really significant cost savings to the ski industry (skiers) it will be a total waste of time and just add a few more hundred thousand dollars of cost to the ski industry in consulting fees for the review.
     
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    Seth

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    In percentage terms that is a very significant difference.
     
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    benchives

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    14 million isn't enough for my yearly family European ski holiday AND for the families of my mates AND a new set of winter tires
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    Yeah give you that....probably thinking more that the difference compared to comparative visitor numbers is small.
     
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    wolly

    wolly Dedicated Member

    HUBER.. RESIGNED !
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    About bloody time. Was he pushed? ie: resign or be sacked?
     
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    CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Give you one guess.
     
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    wolly

    wolly Dedicated Member

    the local paper reports resigned
     
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    teckel

    teckel Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Buller website reports the Acting Chair as Jacqueline Jennings, but still shows Huber as CEO, Guess they haven't got round to updating it yet.
     
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    Seth

    Seth Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Sacked doesn't look good on a CV.
     
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    Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Part of the Furniture Season Pass Gold

    I suspect he was "encouraged" to resign.
     
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    CarveMan

    CarveMan aussieskier.com Moderator Season Pass Gold

    Understatement of the decade!!
     
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    Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here Season Pass Gold

    The problem is, when they are offered the choice to resign, they can cop a big payout
     
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    currawong

    currawong Old And Crusty Season Pass Gold

    Even when sacked their contract may allow for a big payout.
     
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    Nude twister

    Nude twister Just Registered

    The fish rots from the head first.
     
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    Nude twister

    Nude twister Just Registered

    I would suggest the current board members left are just as bad as J Hutchison and every other board member since 2009.
    None of them have been able to stop the rot when they were warned they had a crook CEO.
    The board members left need to get rid of all the CEO,s mates for the sake of their own reputations.
    What came out of the Ombudsmans report was the tip of the iceberg.
    Every board member since 2009 should de absolutely ashamed of what they allowed to happen.
    Not only will they lose their jobs so will many others at the RMB later this year.
     
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    wolly

    wolly Dedicated Member

    has anyone read his 'resignation letter yet" ?
     
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    travelislife

    travelislife Dedicated Member

    Where would this be...?
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    Probably still at the RMB solicitor's office being drafted at the expense of the RMB.
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    Pretty much the same as every FCRMB Board Member and Senior Executive that was present during 2014.
     
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    Cuppa

    Cuppa Addicted Member Season Pass Gold

    Maybe, just maybe, the rate payers need a bit of representation.
     
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    Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

    Might happen by handing over most of the responsibility for the resorts to local elected shire governments. Hotham and Falls to Alpine Shire, Buller Mt Stirling to Mansfield. New 'RMB' provides some strategic direction for 'Alpine Resort Tourism Industry' and controls to ensure that Shires do not bleed alpine resorts as cash cows to fund non-alpine activities.
     
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