Council appoints new staff

Alpine Shire Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Clayton Neil as Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator. Clayton comes with a wealth of experience and will be a great asset to Alpine Shire Council.

For the past three years Clayton has worked to develop cycle tourism in North East Victoria a role that he said was highly rewarding.

"My passion is in business development and marketing," he said.

"Seeing businesses embrace cyclists over the past three years has been highly rewarding. It will lead to a change in culture that will see the villages of North East Victoria become recognized all over the world as cycle friendly communities."

Clayton has previously worked for Westpac, Ridley Agriproducts and BP. These organizations allowed him to develop a broad understanding across agriculture, transport, viticulture, retail, tourism and professional services industries.

Clayton's appointment was quickly followed by the announcement of Kate Simpson as Council's new Tourism Marketing Officer.

Manager Strategic Services John Carter said he was delighted with the appointments.

"We are extremely pleased to have both of them on board," he said.

"Our economic development and tourism team under Clayton is now complete."

Clayton began his employment on 10 May while Kate will start on 7 June.

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