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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:

Andy Wahid - Chair

Duncan Picknoll - Vice chair

Matt Jackson 

Lenore Lyons 

Graham Sharpe

Liam Sullivan

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.

 

 

Andy Wahid - Chair

Andy was elected to the Chairman's position in October 2015 having previously served as a Board member for 2 years. Andy's expertise lies in international expedition management, youth leadership and HR. For 11 years Andy worked for Raleigh International, a global NGO leader in volunteering, as Country Director for Ghana, Belize, Brunei and Malaysian Borneo before heading up Country Programmes and Business Development. Andy was responsible for the design and implementation of large and complex expeditions for up to 170 volunteers on 3-4 month programmes. It was here that Andy learnt the importance of the outdoors as a vehicle for experiential learning through community and environmental projects, and adventure projects which included 3 weeks jungle trekking, kayaking and diving. Andy moved to Australia at the end of 2009, working with Bridging the Gap to provide learning opportunities for at risk young people with outdoor recreation as a key tool for development. 

Andy is committed to supporting the continued development of Outdoors WA as a strong, well governed Peak Body in the outdoors sector, advocating for the community of WA from activity specific organisations, individual providers, outdoor educators, government departments and outdoors enthusiasts to ensure that all people in WA have the opportunity to access and experience a better life outdoors.


 

Duncan Picknoll - Deputy chair

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.


 

Treasurer

Outdoors WA is actively seeking a treasurer. If you have skills in this area please contact the Executive Officer at office (at) outdoorswa.org

 

Matt Jackson

Matt has worked in the fields of sport and recreation and outdoor recreation for the past 11 years in varying roles in Australia, the USA and Canada. 

Matt currently teaches Outdoor Education at Corpus Christi College and is most at home when outside educating students and seeing them grow and develop new understandings about the natural world around them. 

 

 Lenore Lyons

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.

 

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.

 


 

Liam Sullivan 

   

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.











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