Steve Walker appointed Chief Executive Officer of BIAV

Steve Walker appointed Chief Executive Officer of BIAV

SteveWalker_smlBIAV President, Mark Crockford announced today the appointment of Steve Walker as the new CEO of the BIAV commencing in January 2018.

Steve’s experience encompasses significant involvement with all aspects of the Victorian boating industry, especially in the strategic, commercial and member service related aspects of associations.

Most recently Steve was General Manager of Commercial & Government for Australian Sailing. Previous to that he was CEO of Yachting Victoria and prior to that, CEO of Tennis New Zealand.

“We have been very fortunate to secure the services of Steve to lead the BIAV,” said Mark Crockford. “I know that our members, associates, suppliers and government will embrace Steve’s experience and leadership skills.

“Steve’s experience across successful interaction with all levels of the boating industry and his personable style will be well received by all who he deals with.”

“This is a great opportunity for me to continue involvement in the industry I have great affection for and connections in,” said Steve Walker. “I’m looking forward to getting started in January with the Board and team at BIAV, as well as engaging with all of the members and other stakeholders

Steve replaces John Temple who in March accepted a 12 month contract to review operations and processes within the Association. “Under John’s guidance the BIAV posted a substantial revenue increase from the Melbourne Boat Show and enabled the Association to record a solid financial turnaround and profit for the financial year just ended,” said Mark Crockford.

Steve will commence as CEO of the BIAV on January 15, 2018.