Steve Bartlett LLB
Steve has been a park operator since 1998 and has managed Crown Land Foreshore Parks in addition to owning and managing leasehold and freehold parks on the coast and inland Victoria.
He has extensive experience managing Annuals and Residents along with re-developing parks and park businesses.
Steve is a former member of the Victoria Police, a former member of the Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree.
He is a practising legal practitioner, operates a caravan park consultancy business – Securitec – and is the President of VicParks.
James was one of the founders of Lifestyle Communities and became Managing Director when the company listed in 2007. Prior to establishing Lifestyle Communities, James held several senior management roles in property and related sectors, including CEO of Dennis Family Corporation and roles at Coles Myer and Lend Lease Corporation. James is the founding Chair of the Residential Land Lease Alliance, the peak body for the land lease industry. He is also on the board of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia and is Vice President of the Victorian Caravan Parks Association.
Sam Cohen (Head of Operations, Lifestyle Communities) joined Lifestyle Communities in October 2011 and has now been involved in business operations, customer service delivery and commercial management for over 25 years. Sam is focused on the management of all communities encompassing an increasing number of homeowners and a growing team of employees. In addition to the community operations, Sam also oversees the IT function along with other strategic objectives.
Sam has served on the VicParks Committee of Management for 2 years. He is the delegate on the Divisional Council representing the Metro Division for the past 2 years.
Sam is also a regular presenter at VicParks Annual Conference.
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Miguel Del Rio
Torquay Holiday Park: Miguel Del Rio is an achievement focused communicator combining commercial management and strategic experience with financial, organizational and analytical acumen. He has over 38 years management & finance experience in large, medium and small sized organizations including multinationals. Miguel is the managing director of Mexicala Pty who operate 7 Caravan parks based across Victoria, NSW & Qld whilst also serving as a VicParks Committee of Management since 2007.
Park Lane Group:
Josh is a second generation leader at Park Lane Holiday Parks. Park Lane Holiday Parks operates several properties around Victoria, encompassing residential, tourism and mixed use caravan parks. Before joining the family business in 2012, Josh completed his Bachelor of Business and Commerce with Honours, then moved into several Accounting and Finance roles. While Josh is involved in many aspects of the business, he has a focus on finance, strategy and projects. Josh has served on the VicParks Committee of Management since 2017.
Roger Humphris owns and operates Beechworth Lake Sambell Caravan Park with wife Sue, and they have been in the Caravan Park Industry for the past 13 years. In 2009 Roger took over the role of North East Division Chairman and began as a regional delegate on VicParks Divisional Council the same year. As a result of his tireless regional contribution to the Association Roger was elected onto the VicParks Committee of Management in 2014.
David Pratt is currently part owner and operator of the Warburton Holiday Park in the Yarra Valley. He and his business partner, Simon Edwards, purchased this park in December 2015. Prior to running the Warburton Holiday Park, David and Simon owned and operated the Bright Pine Valley Tourist Park in Bright, Victoria. Before venturing into Caravan Parks David and Simon were Certified Financial Planners and operated a very successful Financial Planning Practice in Melbourne. David is a Justice of the Peace, Vice President of the Warburton Advancement League, had served 16 years in the Army Reserve and is currently on the Committee of Management for Victorian Caravan Parks Association.
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