Parks Victoria Board
The Board is responsible for directing and monitoring the business of Parks Victoria and is accountable to the Minister for its overall performance. It delegates day-to-day responsibility for operations and administration to Parks Victoria’s Chief Executive and executive team.
The Board also consists of the following committees and subcommittees:
- People and Safety Committee
- Planning, Project and Asset Management Subcommittee
- Conservation and Science Committee
- Commercial Business Committee
- Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee
- Aboriginal Engagement Committee
John Pandazopoulos (Chair)
John currently holds the positions of Chair of Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board, Chair of the Victoria Government’s Visitor Economy Ministerial Advisory Committee and Deputy Chair of William Angliss Institute Australia's specialist Food, Tourism, Hospitality and Events educator. John is Victoria’s longest continuous serving Tourism, Major Events and Gaming Minister with 28 years’ experience in Public Policy, Government and Governance at International, National, State and Local Government level. He is a former Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Racing, Major Projects and Employment and a former Member of the ‘Cleanevent’ Advisory Board, one of Australia’s largest events businesses at the time. He was a local Councillor and Mayor of the then City of Berwick and Executive of the Municipal Association of Victoria. He was also the former Chair and Deputy Chair of the Victorian Parliament Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
Lisa Marty (Deputy Chair)
Ms Lisa Marty is a Co-chair and Trustee Director of First Super, the industry superannuation fund for the timber, pulp and paper, furniture and joinery industries and was the CEO of the Victorian Association of Forest Industries from 2012 to 2014. She is also a director of Skills Impact, a national skills services organisation which supports industry references committees to develop industry competency skills standards and qualifications for use by industry and the VET sector.
Annette is an Aboriginal woman from Gunditjmara, in Western Victoria, and lives and works with pride and respect on the land of the people of the Kulin nations. She has extensive experience in the public and private sector, community and stakeholder engagement, organisational capability and capacity building and change management. She is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Annette is signatory to the Aboriginal Justice Agreement 4 and an ambassador for the Ngaga-dji (Hear Me) report produced by the Koori Youth Council. Annette is the chairperson of the Western Metropolitan Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee and has an active interest in social justice and human rights.
Mrs Chris Trotman is the Chief Executive Officer of a rural health service in Gippsland and lives on a beef farm in South Gippsland. She has held executive roles in health, disability services and education and holds qualifications in governance, accounting and business management. Chris has extensive experience serving on a range of Boards and committees in the not for profit sector and is Chair of the Lower Yarra River Management Advisory Committee.
Mr Graham Atkinson is a Board Member of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owners Corporation and Chair of Barpa Pty Ltd, a joint construction venture. He is the Chairperson of the Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board, a former Chair of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and is also a director of Djandak Enterprises, which is a subsidiary of Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation. He is also a Board Member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria, a Board Member of the North Central Catchment Management Authority (NCCMA), and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the NCCMA. He is a director of a social research consulting group, Atkinson Consulting Group.
Prof. Michael Clarke
Professor of Zoology, Centre for Future Landscapes, Dept of Ecology, Environment and Evolution, La Trobe University Professor Clarke has studied the ecology and conservation biology of birds, reptiles, mammals, fish and plants for the past 38 years. He leads research at La Trobe University into the impacts of fire on fauna, with his colleague Prof Andrew Bennett. He also maintains an ongoing research interest in threatened species and threatening processes. He was the Convener of the Scientific Advisory Committee on the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act to the Victorian Minister for the Environment for five years. In 2007 he was awarded the DL Serventy Medal by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union for his outstanding contribution to the scientific literature in ornithology. In 2010 he was an expert witness in fire ecology at the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. In 2014 his research on fire ecology with Prof Bennett was one of three finalists for a Eureka Prize in Environmental Research. He has recently served as an expert advisor to the Victorian Auditor General’s Office examination of Reducing Bushfire Risk. He served as the Head of the School of Life Sciences from
Parks Victoria Board reports
Parks Victoria’s Board is responsible for directing and monitoring the business of Parks Victoria and is accountable to the Minister for the overall performance of the organisation. It delegates day-to-day responsibility for operations and administration to Parks Victoria’s Chief Executive and executive team.
The Board meets regularly with Parks Victoria’s Executive Management Team to discuss key projects, opportunities and risks.
Following each meeting, we share a short summary of the highlights.