New Chief Executive for Parks Victoria
Friday 21 August, 2015
Andrew Fairley, Chairman of Parks Victoria today announced Bradley Fauteux as the new Chief Executive of Parks Victoria.
Mr Fauteux is currently the Managing Director of Ontario Parks and a Board Member at the Canadian Parks Council.
As a champion of the Healthy Parks Healthy People approach to park management, Mr Fauteux will bring energy and strong leadership to Parks Victoria.
He has extensive experience in park management, environmental issues and stakeholder relations. He has also developed and implemented digital technologies which have played a vital role in transforming the communication of park experiences for Ontarian park users.
Mr Fairley said: “The interest in the Chief Executive position has been extraordinary and reflects the importance and esteem with which Parks Victoria is viewed around the world. We are excited to welcome Mr Fauteux to lead our team at Parks Victoria.”
Mr Fauteux said: "I have been blessed to serve as a leader in the public service for the last 13 years and I am honoured to continue that service in the great State of Victoria as the Chief Executive of Parks Victoria. The opportunity to work alongside such a passionate and dedicated group of colleagues, who are caring for the environment and combating the effects of climate change, is humbling and I look forward to joining them soon. Together, we will work to deliver on Parks Victoria’s vision to be a world-class park service ensuring healthy parks for healthy people."
Mr Fauteux will commence on 16 November 2015.
Parks Victoria manages 4.2 million hectares of parks and waterways across Victoria, and instigated the world-wide Healthy Parks Healthy People approach. Victoria’s parks and waterways attract over 96 million visits each year.
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