BIAV honors industry stalwarts Murray and Temple with Life Membership

BIAV honors industry stalwarts Murray and Temple with Life Membership

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) has awarded Alistair Murray of Ronstan International and John Temple, formerly of Mercury Marine and BIAV, each with a Life Membership award, at its recently held Annual General Meeting on 18 April in Melbourne.

Alistair Murray AM is a 43 year veteran of the marine industry, with 41 years of it spent at international manufacturer, Ronstan International. After 20 years as CEO he is currently Chairman. Alistair is an avid and active racing sailor and has been involved in numerous activities to promote the boating industry, including Chairman of the International Sailing Summit, Board membership of Sail America and current Board membership of Australian Sailing.

“The Association is fortunate to have such a giant of the industry as Life Member,” said BIAV President, Mark Crockford. “We are grateful for his contributions to boating and the development and growth of our association.”

In addition, Murray, has been recognised along the journey with numerous awards, including Austrade Export Hero, a Federal Government Centenary Award, Australian Manufacturing Hall of Fame, Victorian Governors Export Award, and U.S Sailing Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution, Australian Sailing Lifetime Achievement Award, BIAV Industry Champion Awards and an Order of Australia.

Together with Murray, BIAV also awarded John Temple with a Life Member award. Temple was formerly the General Manager of Mercury Marine’s Australia, New Zealand and Pacific business, where he worked for 35 years and had a close involvement with BIAV. Following retirement in 2014, Temple joined the BIAV in a pro-bono capacity, working on a number of Association projects. In 2017 he became the interim CEO of BIAV.