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If you would like to get involved with the MBTF at the board level, please become a member of the Foundation. You are then entitled to attend the AGM, held in October each year and nominate for a board position. An assessment of your skills and the needs of the MBTF will be conducted prior to the AGM. The anticipated monthly commitment for most board positions is around twenty hours, which are voluntary. Please submit an expression of interest by email.
I started cutting my own trails in the bush around Perth at 13, and got the mountain bike racing mountain bug well over twenty years ago. I've completed 25+ international mountain bike stage races and know what the pointy end of the field looks like, on a good day!
My passion for all things two wheeled ranges from singlespeeds to fat bikes, lightweight race machines to cyclocross alongside experience in design, prototyping and testing of bikes and apparel. You can usually find me exploring the Perth Hills and surrounds whilst planning my next adventure. I spend an inordinate amount of time procrastinating about great bike rides to be completed and more importantly, what bike to buy for each one.
Having spent a decade as a field engineer from the Arctic to the Middle East, I returned to Western Australia a few years ago. My management skills and hands-on experience give me insight into both the strategic and operational sides of project delivery. I've ridden the Munda Biddi since it's inception and am passionate about upgrading sections of the Trail and linking the Munda Biddi through to other areas of the state as more trails are developed.
As Treasurer, my focus is on managing finances, risk and governance and ensuring we deliver on our strategic goals for the benefit of our stakeholders.
Our Trail is already a great resource for riders. We have an opportunity to develop and promote the Munda Biddi towards local and international recognition providing adventure tourists an amazing experience, while supporting Western Australian community and business along the route. I have ridden many sections of the trail and the full end to end ride is on my bucket list (definitely north to south!).
I am a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As an owner of an accounting practice, Porters CA, our offices in Perth and Albany deal with clients along the length of the trail.
Following a professional career of over 35 years in the global resource sector as a geologist and resource lawyer, I am now retired and spend my time cycling both on-road and off-road. My favourite are multi-day rides on off-road tracks. I have ridden various sections of the Munda Biddi Trail over the years, completed a N-S E2E ride, and am looking forward to doing a S-N E2E in the near future. Recently, I rode the Tasmanian Trail and cycled from Kununurra to Broome via the King River Rd, Karunji Track and Gibb River Road.
The Munda Biddi Trail is a world class, off-road, biking trail attracting riders from across Australia and around the globe. I am keen to work with the board and executive on continuing to improve on the trail experience for riders and the local community, and to increase the profile of the Foundation both domestically and internationally.
I hold a PhD (Geology) and LLB (Hons) from the University of Western Australia. I am currently a director of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA), an independent statutory authority of the government of Western Australia established for the purposes of fostering and promoting minerals research for the benefit of the State. Previous board roles include: director AMPLA national board, member of the advisory board of the UWA Geoscience Foundation, and other roles in the resources sector.
I'm a passionate cyclist who has done several long-distance bike packing trips and I ride three to four days a week on road and mountain bikes. I graduated as a Software Engineer from the University of Western Australia then spent the next 20 years working in Canada both developing software and managing teams of programmers. When not working I spent most of my time playing in the mountains near Vancouver (mountain biking, snowboarding, mountaineering and rock climbing). In 2008 I relocated to Dunsborough, Western Australia, and a few years later started a small company developing Apps.
The Apps I've created include the Munda Biddi Trail Guide App and the Cape to Cape Track Guide App. I've done two end-to-end trips on the Munda Biddi and think the trail's so good that I volunteered to help the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation realise its vision of making it one of the world's great off-road cycling trails.
Cycling has always been a part of my life. This now involves commuting 2-3 times a week and the occasional long-distance cycle tour. I was an early user of the Munda Biddi and ride at least one multi-day section of the Munda Biddi each year. I am passionate about developing the Munda Biddi and off-road cycle trails generally, for anyone who has a sense of adventure and can ride a bike.
When not riding, I am a lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in a variety of legal roles. For the past 20 years I have specialised in complex estate planning, estate administration and disputed estates. I have experience in not-for-profit organisations at a senior volunteer level, including related industry bodies and school councils. I also provide pro-bono legal services to vulnerable people. I am privileged to spend time with my 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren.