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Management Board

Congratulations to the new Outdoors WA Board of Management elected at the recent Annual General Meeting. Outdoors WA is fortunate to have such high calibre board members who each volunteer their time for the good of the WA outdoors community:

Lenore Lyons - Chairperson

Bernadette Suriani - Vice Chairperson

Brad Green - Treasurer

Kym Gibson

Terry Hewett

Duncan Picknoll

Graham Sharpe

Peter Treeby 


Board of Management meetings are regularly scheduled throughout the year.

The board is always actively seeking members, if you are interested please contact the Executive Officer at executiveofficer(at)outdoorswa.org

Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year. Nominating to a board position is an ideal way to broaden your skills and share your wisdom back to the outdoor sector.  For further details see the Outdoors WA Constitution.

 

   

Lenore Lyons - Chairperson

Lenore Lyons is Executive Director of the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE) based in Albany, Western Australia. 

Prior to joining GSCORE, Lenore held positions in the public, private and community sectors. She worked as a research professor in the university sector for over 15 years and during that time was Director of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Key Centre for Teaching and Research. In 2006, she co-founded a successful eco-tourism business in the Great Southern. That business was inducted into the Western Australian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2015. 

Lenore currently serves on the Board of Australia's South West and has previously served on the Boards of Management of the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation and Denmark Tourism Incorporated. Lenore is an enthusiastic hiker and kayaker and takes every opportunity to get outdoors.

 


 

Bernadette Suriani - Vice Chairperson

Bernadette Suriani is a Senior Program Coordinator at Bickley Outdoor Recreation Camp – Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries. She has worked for twelve years in the Outdoor Sector beginning in Outdoor Education expeditions and making her way to entry level Outdoor Recreation at Bickley Camp.

Bernadette has an enthusiastic passion for working outdoors and is one of those lucky people who loves their job. Working daily with trainees, colleagues, casual instructors and clients helps her pass on her passion to the future workers of the outdoors.

When not at work Bernadette enjoys ocean swimming, hanging with her chickens, outdoor walks and spending quality time with her little family.


 

Brad Green - Treasurer

Brad Green has recently accepted the position of Treasurer. Brad is an accountant and active outdoors enthusiast.

 

Kym Gibson

 

Terry Hewett

 

Duncan Picknoll

Duncan is the Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation at The University of Notre Dame Australia. He has a passion for providing stimulating and challenging outdoor learning opportunities for the benefit of students and aims to develop the profile of Outdoor Education in schools and the wider community. He enjoys all outdoor pursuits.

He has a passion for working with people with special needs in the outdoors and academically has recently submitted a Doctorate of Education titled The Nature and Scope of Outdoor Education in Secondary Schools in Western Australia.

Duncan is also involved with the Curriculum Advisory Council - Outdoor Education and is an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

 

Graham Sharpe

Graham Sharpe was appointed to Outdoors WA Board of Management in 2014 after a long tenure on the WA Industry Standards Panel. Graham is responsible for training and safety for the Sport and Recreation (WA) Recreation Camps a division of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, formally the Department of Sport and Recreation. Graham has been involved in the outdoor recreation sector since 2004 as a multi-qualified instructor, trainer and assessor and training and safety manager.

Graham has experience in the development of policies, procedures and standards and has contributed to the development of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards, WA Adventure Activity Standards, Department of Education Guidelines, Outdoor Recreation Training Package, Australian Canoeing Award Scheme, National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS), legal enquiries and other contributions to sector development. 

Graham holds post-graduate qualifications in management (learning) and has studied across outdoor recreation, training, disability, work health safety learning areas. Graham is a Principal Auditor for Quality Management Systems and is a Director for the Australian Camps Association.

 

Peter Treeby

Peter Treeby has always had a passion for being in the outdoors. Originally completing a Physical Education Teaching Degree at Notre Dame University, Peter then worked in a variety of fields before returning to Notre Dame to add a Major in Outdoor Education to his teaching degree.

Peter is currently teaching Outdoor Education at Northam Senior High School, where last year he introduced ATAR Outdoor Education into the school. Peter is passionate about getting kids out into the great outdoors and introducing them to as many new experiences as possible. He gets a great sense of enjoyment in seeing the kids grow in confidence throughout their outdoor education journey. 

 






Liam Sullivan - Vice Chairperson

Liam began his career in Outdoor Education as a freelance instructor in Queensland, after completing a Graduate Diploma of Outdoor Education (GDOE) from Griffith University in 1997. He then travelled to the UK where he lived and worked about a mile from the Brecon Beacons. He returned to Australia to teach the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation at Cairns TAFE, then moved to Perth to complete his Graduate Diploma of Education. He then secured a job at Scotch College as a Teacher of Outdoor Education and has just finished a 6-year tenure as the Director of Outdoor Education at PLC. Liam has recently completed studies in Positive Education and has taken on a new challenge as a Year Coordinator and class-room teacher, but will still involve himself in Outdoor Education opportunities as often he can.

Liam Sullivan - Vice Chairperson

Liam began his career in Outdoor Education as a freelance instructor in Queensland, after completing a Graduate Diploma of Outdoor Education (GDOE) from Griffith University in 1997. He then travelled to the UK where he lived and worked about a mile from the Brecon Beacons. He returned to Australia to teach the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation at Cairns TAFE, then moved to Perth to complete his Graduate Diploma of Education. He then secured a job at Scotch College as a Teacher of Outdoor Education and has just finished a 6-year tenure as the Director of Outdoor Education at PLC. Liam has recently completed studies in Positive Education and has taken on a new challenge as a Year Coordinator and class-room teacher, but will still involve himself in Outdoor Education opportunities as often he can.






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