Commercial Business Committee
The Commercial Business Committee is responsible for supporting and enhancing Parks Victoria’s commercial performance and providing advice on aspects of strategy and implementation in support of Parks Victoria's commercial portfolio.
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.
Mr Jeff Floyd is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at Victoria University. He has had an extensive career as a CEO in park management, tourism and as a director on a large number of boards, including CEO of Tourism Victoria, CEO of Parks Victoria and a Director of the Co-Operative Research Centre in Sustainable Tourism. He is the current Chair of Phillip Island Nature Parks and runs a successful consulting business.
Ms Helen Weston is the Chair of the Working Heritage Inc Committee of Management, which conserves heritage properties located on public land for community and commercial use. She has also been a director of an environmental planning firm for the past 25 years and is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, a Certified Practising Planner, and a member of the Environment Institute of Australia.
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.
Dean Minett (external member)
Dean has extensive experience in the development of hotels, restaurants, resorts and casinos throughout Australia as well as Asia.
The depth and diversity of Dean’s experience give him an unmatched perspective in the industry. Owners, developers, managers and investors have all drawn on his expertise to improve their properties, whether hotels, casinos, resorts, or serviced apartments. Dean offers expert support at every stage, from property design to employee engagement. Clients also benefit from his expansive network of industry connections, allowing them to seize opportunities at the right time.
Dean is also a published author, and former Board Director of William Angliss Institute.