BIAV announces 2012 Board of Directors

by BIAV 
Andy Warner takes on the role of vice president.
BIAV are pleased to announce the election of a new President and Vice-President to the Board as we move forward into 2012.

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria Board for 2012/2013 is as follows

Andy Warner (President)
Paul Benjamin (Vice President)
David Heyes (Immediate Past President)
Irene Hoe (Chairman Events Advisory Panel)
Darren Finklestein (Membership director)
Stuart Jackson
Gordon Howlett
Chris Schultz
Paul Junginger


The newly elected President, Andrew Warner has been on the BIAV board since 2008 and been Vice-President since 2009, working alongside Andy in the role of Vice-President will be Paul Benjamin, the Victorian State Manager of IC Frith & Associates insurance brokers. Paul will be entering his second year on the BIAV Board.

David Heyes of BRP in his 18th year and having served two years as President and seven years as Vice-President has retired his position as President following the normal 2-year term cycle of office, but will remain as a representative on the Board where he will continue with his BIAV project commitments.

Both Andy and Paul bring a wealth of expertise to the leadership team sharing 60 years of experience in the marine industry. Andy commenced his career in the industry in the 1980s as a naval architect and worked in a variety of positions including quality assurance, ship operations, and marine surveying until 2001 when he became Chairman of Anchor Marine. Andy is also a Member of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), the American Boat and Yacht Council and is an active yachtsman.

Paul also entered the industry in the 1980s when he commenced his own business operating the largest sailboard business in the southern hemisphere. Over his career, Paul has worked for Club Marine, Sunrunner Cruisers and Genmar Inc before he commenced with IC Frith & Associates in 2010. Paul has a breadth of knowledge and expertise in insurance and accounting, sales and marketing and management and in his spare time enjoys sailing and open water scuba diving.

BIAV would also like to welcome Paul Junginger of Evolution Boats to the Board and congratulate Irene Hoe of Western Port Marina in moving into the position of Chairman of Events Advisory Panel.