Boating - New BIAV boss

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) last month appointed Steven Potts as its new general manager.

When announcing the appointment on March 25, BIAV president Paul Benjamin said more than 70 people had applied for the role, with Mr Potts, being the stand-out candidate.

“We are very excited to have appointed Steve to the role and look forward to working with him as we grow the BIAV and recreational use of our waterways, Mr Benjamin said.

Mr Potts has experience with a range of industry organisations including the Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria, Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Ski and Snowboard Australia Association.

An avid boat owner from a young age, Mr Potts said he was excited to start the new role.

“Having grown up on the Mornington Peninsula, and being a boat owner myself, I am passionate about all aspects of life on the water,” Mr Potts said.

“I look forward to meeting with all our members and learning from their personal experience of the industry.”

Mr Potts will take the reigns from outgoing general manager Steven Gill, who has moved back to Western Australia.

Mr Potts starts his new role in mid-April.