EXECUTIVE

PRE-OPERATIONAL BOARD

ADRIAN BOLD

CEO, PROJECT DIRECTOR

Named in 2009 one of Australia's 'Top 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs', and Australasian Student Entrepreneur of the Year by RMIT & the University of St Louis, Adrian brings 12 years of property development experience working on major projects spanning 4 countries and worth in excess of $4.6 Billion dollars.

In 2012 Adrian decided to channel his passion for triple-bottom line business, clever architecture and smart design in our built & natural environments towards testing the feasibility for a holistic solution for Mount Wellington. He built the MWCC team from scratch and is ultimately responsible for positioning the company on its current strong trajectory to achieve our mission and vision.

Adrian remains responsible for refining the design and architectural solution to ensure the final product reflects over 20 years of community input.

I am honoured to have been gifted the previous proponent’s blessing and am committed to realising his lifelong dream.

JUDE FRANKS

CMO, TOURISM DIRECTOR

Jude has had over 30 years of extensive experience in all areas of the Tasmanian tourism industry at senior executive levels. The powerhouse behind Federal Groups' Pure Tasmania brand that created iconic projects such as Saffire, she also previously helped create the Woolstore Apartment Hotel with Richard Sattler, as well as the Innkeepers chain.

She was appointed to The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority in December 2009, has spent 4 years as an active Director of Ecotourism Australia, and until 2012 was also a Director of Tasmania’s Southern Regional Tourism Association, TasSouth and the Tasmanian Convention Bureau. In September 2015 Jude was appointed as a Director of RACT, RACT Destinations, and RACT Travel.

Jude is responsible for our marketing, PR and tourism delivery.

Never in my professional experience have I seen this depth of feasibility, due diligence and commitment to public consultation. I am delighted to be working on this most exciting environmental, social and culturally inclusive project in Tasmania.

IAN WHEELER

CFO, COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR

Ian has been a chartered accountant for 27 years and has been a Partner of WLF Accounting & Advisory in Hobart since 2005.

Ian has extensive experience and knowledge of accounting, tax and small business matters and, after falling in love with Skyrail on a family holiday he has assisted the transition of MWCC from a project facilitated by Adrian's consulting firm to a stand-alone and dedicated proprietary limited company.

Ian is also the current CFO of Rally Australia Pty Ltd.

As Chief Financial Officer Ian manages the finances, tax and compliance affairs of the company.

This project is such a no-brainer to lift the Tasmanian economy - especially during the winter months - I’m excited to be part of the team.

KEY PERSONNEL

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MIKE MAHONEY

PROJECT MANAGER

Mike brings 30 years experience in the cableway industry within Australia and abroad, having been Project Manager for Skyrail Rainforest Cableway near Cairns and its first General Manager in the 1990's. Mike has also been General Manager of Thredbo Alpine Resort, Guthega Ski Resort (now Perisher), as well as Ski Dubai.

For the past 3 years Mike has served as a judge for the National Tourism Awards, and has come to know the Tasmanian industry and its potential well.

Mike's invaluable experience from Cairns provides us with the very best Australian know-how to deliver the proposal.

CHRISTIAN RAINEY

COMMUNITY LIAISON OFFICER

Christian is our Community Liaison Officer and Board Secretariat, responsible for facilitating community engagement and negotiations for the project, coordinating meetings with various government & industry stakeholders.

Christian is also General Manager of Riser + Gain, the property consultancy which gave birth to MWCC and which he co-directs with Adrian Bold.

Christian has experience establishing charities and social enterprise in the not-for-profit space such as the Mat Goggin Junior Golf Foundation, and is also charged with the responsibility to create MWCC's Community Foundation.

 

ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

ROBERT CLIFFORD

CHAIRMAN, INCAT. A stalwart of the Tasmanian business community, Robert brings a wealth of large scale innovation and a no-nonsense style of leadership. Larger than life and big on ideas, the MWCC board can count on Robert to think outside the square.


ANTHEA & DAVID HAMMON

JOINT MANAGING DIRECTORS / ENGINEER & CFO, SCENIC WORLD. Anthea & David are co-directors and 3rd generation owner of ScenicWorld in Australia's Blue Mountains. Managing the nation's most popular privately owned tourism attraction has offered MWCC a wealth of long-term operational advice, statistics and data to ensure our venture in Hobart is built well and run well for the long haul.

As an economist and operator of the only other aerial tram in Australia, I’ve thoroughly analysed MWCC’s business case and we are delighted to join this exciting project as strategic advisors.
— David Hammon, Chief Financial Officer, Scenic World NSW.

ADRIAN BOTT

CEO, VOS CONSTRUCTION & JOINERY. Beyond the standard client-builder supplier relationship MWCC has with Vos Constructions & Joinery, CEO Adrian Bott is a key adviser and mentor to the MWCC pre-operational board. As an accountant by trade, Adrian has helped steer the project costings and provided high-level advice with stakeholders, cherishing the project's challenges.


RICHARD BOLD

RETIRED, STRATEGIST. Adrian Bold's father is responsible for emigrating the family from South Africa and ultimately settling in Tasmania. With a long career as a software architect, political scientist and business strategist, Richard has shepherded Adrian's ambition from an early age, helping steer his first company through the GFC and continues as a trusted high-level advisor to the CEO.


SIMON FRENCH

DIRECTOR, DIRT ART. Simon is a young dynamo and a key plank in realising Australia's growing mountain bike tourism industry. Simon's lending his passion for the mountain to steer the development of new mountain bike trails and trail heads that integrate with our project, which MWCC will seek to fund and maintain through our Community Foundation.


JACK ENGLISH

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, AUSTRALIAN INNOVATION & RESEARCH CENTRE. A highly successful product of Silicon Valley in the 80's, Jack English co-founded the AIRC in Hobart after establishing the Entrepreneurship Major at UTAS (and first meeting Adrian Bold as one of his first students) in 2002. Since retirement Jack has remained a political and investment mentor for Adrian.


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