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Management Board

The Outdoors WA Board of Management meets regularly. Outdoors WA is fortunate to have such high calibre board members who each volunteer their time for the good of the WA outdoors community: 


Bernadette Suriani - Chairperson

Adam Marr - Vice Chairperson

Joe McCarthy - Treasurer

Terry Hewett

Duncan Picknoll

Graham Sharpe

Peter Treeby 

Tracy Lindsey


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@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.

 

 

Bernadette Suriani - 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.


 

  Adam Marr - Vice Chairperson



   

Joe McCarthy - Treasurer

Joe is passionate about the outdoors he has worked as a skilled and adaptable high performance sports consultant and Executive Manager, with experience in implementing and overseeing change. 

Joe is currently the CEO of Motorcycling WA.


 


Terry Hewett (OAM)

Tony is the owner director of Adventure Out Australia and CEO of Not-For-Profit group, Urban Descent Limited. 

Tony worked tirelessly to gain permission and combat regulations to set up Allendale Abseil where people abseiled from the top of the Allendale Square CBD sky scraper to raise funds for charity.

From 2002 to 2018 and with 26 events conducted nationally, over $10.5 million was raised for various charities.

He believes that the outdoor space enhances every moment in time by linking the importance of seeking greater understanding of one's character during meaningful experiences in nature, crystallising greater balance in reflection.



 

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. 

 

Tracy LIndsey

Tracy LIndsey is a mum of two, an avid hiker and the owner of Off The Beaten Track WA. Tracy's huge passion for the outdoors led her to starting her own Perth based hiking experiences business in 2017. Since then the business has rapidly expanded to other outdoor recreational activities such mountain biking, kayaking, abseilling, stand-up paddle boarding and camping, as well as now operating in the South West and Great Southern Regions of WA.

Tracy is highly motivated and skilled in Marketing, Membership and Event Management with vast experience at building corporate and community profile.. Tracy has seen first-hand the benefits that being outdoors can have on mental and physical well-being and wants to support Outdoors WA in advocating and promoting the outdoors sector to the WA community.





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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