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Outdoors Queensland is a limited liability company administered by the Board which consists of seven members; two elected by the members, two representatives of Ordinary Members elected by the members and three appointed by ordinary resolution of the Directors.

President

Andrew Boyle
Coefficient

Andrew Boyle is the founder of Coefficient a recruitment company that provides support to outdoor and experiential program across Australia since 1993.  He has a broad and extensive understanding of the outdoor sector.

He is a passionate believer in the power that the outdoors has on peoples lives and the positive effect that it has on society in general.  He enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities including including climbing, hiking, paddling and camping

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma of Outdoor Education.

From 2001 to 2020, Andrew served on the QORF Management Committee, in a range of roles, including as President.

Andrew has been a Director of Outdoors Queensland Ltd since its formation on 8th December 2020.

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Vice President

Peter Gould ESM
Scouts Queensland

BNurs (GU), RN GradDipOHS (QUT), MHlthSc – OHS (QUT), GradCert Emergency & Disaster Mgt (QUT), GradCert Psych (JCU), DipRLSS ARLSSA MAIHS MANZSOM

Peter professionally is an Occupational Health Nurse and Workplace Health, Safety & Wellbeing Professional who heads up a WHS Support Unit for a business within Marsh McLennan a world leader in risk, strategy and people, helping clients navigate a dynamic environment through 4 global businesses.

Peter is passionate about seeing workers have Good Work to do, Safe Workplaces to work in and be able to be Healthy workers

Peter has a very long association with volunteer organisations including The Qld State Emergency Service, the Australian Defence Force Cadets, Surf Life Saving Qld, Royal Life Saving Qld, Australian Sailing and Scouts Queensland.

Peter is currently the Scouts Queensland Branch Commissioner for Adventurous Activities where he oversees a Team of Volunteer Advisors and Trainers who lead the strategy and delivery of Outdoor Activities for the members of Scouts Qld.

Peter is heavily involved in the delivery of Outdoor Recreation Training through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training and delivers programs in a number of outdoor pursuit areas within the Nationally recognised Outdoor Recreation Qualifications.

Peter has previously been a Board Member of Yachting Queensland and the National and State President of the Corsair Sailing Dinghy Class Associations.

Peter holds  following formal qualifications Nursing, Occupational Health and Safety, Emergency and Disaster Management and Psychology and a variety of vocational qualifications in Public Safety, Leadership & Management, Outdoor Recreation and Maritime Operations.

Pete loves being on the water and feels very at home in his Sea Kayak paddling around on Moreton Bay and is a keen supporter of Adventure before Dementia as an ethos for life !!!!

Treasurer

Murray Stewart
Individual Member

Murray Stewart is a strategic, multidisciplinary administrator with an eye for innovation and a passion for the outdoors. He has worked in a gamut of locations and industries from the race department in Whistler Canada, to Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Lodge, to Garapine Outdoor Education Centre and still struggles with sitting still in an office. Murray also possesses a Bachelor of Business and a MBA specialising in environmental management and sustainable development plus all the usual outdoor qualifications in mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, bushwalking, etc. Still a farm boy at heart Murray and his wife Natasha own a cattle property near Gympie and spend most weekends there with their 2 children. Murray’s hidden talent is an unexplained ability to aggravate horses and turn the mildest mannered pony into a rodeo bronc.

Board Member

Ray Buchanan
Motorcycling Queensland

Ray comes from good outdoors stock – his grandfather, JT Buchanan, with Robert Collins started the process that led the formation of Lamington National Park. Lord Lamington, then Queensland Governor, named the well-known cliff formation, Buchanan’s Fort, in his honour.

Roy (Ray’s father) was one of Bernard O’Reilly’s first contacts after finding the lost Stinson aircraft and his grandfather, John Buchanan, lead the track cutting party to rescue the survivors. Not surprisingly Lamington National Park is a favourite location when Ray heads out into the bush.

After an earlier career as a motorcycle and car racer, Ray was approached to project manage turning a run down farm into what is considered by our international visitors as a world class facility now known as the Queensland Moto Park. He is now employed by Motorcycling Queensland as the Manager of the Queensland Moto Park.

Racer, bike shop owner, tour operator, trail ride organiser, Ray has been passionately invested in motorcycles in every possible way, since before he shoe-horned an XR350 powerplant into a CR500 chassis as the owner of Australian Dirt Bike Wreckers almost 30 years ago.

Ray sees what’s best about motorcycling and motorcyclists like no-one else does, and as such he’s perfectly suited to oversee the QLD Moto Park monolith, negotiate with bureaucracy and steer its long-term direction.  (Motorcycling Queensland)

Board Member

Michelle Thomas
Appointed

Michelle has spent 20 years as a sales leadership professional in sales performance enablement and transformation, with a history of secondment in global hi-tech companies and the construction industry.  After completing an MBA, a Diploma in Corporate Management and a Project Management certification in the early years of her career, she spent 10 years in Singapore where she co-founded two organisations specialising in sales transformation and online learning.

Returning to Australia with her family in 2005 so her children could start college in Brisbane, Michelle now lives on the Sunshine Coast near Yaroomba Beach.  Today Michelle holds a National Sales Strategist role, commuting to Melbourne and Sydney but likes to spend her spare time hiking, gardening and enjoying the outdoors in the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Board Member

Fiona Coppin
Individual Member

Fiona brings a wealth of experience from many positions held across the sport and recreation industry, including as Executive Officer of Paddle Queensland. Fiona’s skills include government negotiations, business development, change management and marketing. Currently, Fiona is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager of a NSO. In 2020, Fiona’s contribution to sport was awarded with the International Women’s Day Leader Award for Outstanding achievement in the sporting industry.

In her younger days, adventure racing and anything on the ocean, was her passion, today, weekends away hiking and wine-ing with her husband or girlfriends, is her happy place. With a large family, including 6 grandchildren that love the outdoors, ensuring that the future of outdoor recreation is economically and environmentally sustainable, is high on her priorities.

Board Member

Bec Fox
Unleash Your Power

Bec is an avid adventurer, experienced outdoor education and camps manager, executive leadership coach and transformational mindset and cultural wellness expert.

Bec Fox is a highly respected executive leadership coach and business coach and a specialist in transformational mindset, personality profiling and cultural wellness. With 30 year’s experience in developing high quality outdoor education, personal development programs for schools, business development, leadership and high team performance. Bec has helped hundreds of businesses optimise performance, build high functioning teams, increase sales, manage growth and create transformational change within their organisation.

As an avid adventurer, Bec runs unique corporate adventures and retreats that bring the invaluable skills of leadership, collaboration and creative problem solving learnt in the wild, into the workplace to unlock the peak performance and productivity of each individual.

Bec is also a highly sought after speaker and corporate and school leadership program designer. Known for her passion, high energy and engaging style, Bec delivers powerful insights in the areas of teams, leadership and human psychology to shift perspectives, influence behaviour and create real transformation and change in business.

Bec has been on Boards for nearly 20 years, including QORF ( 9 years), Australian Camps Association (9 years including Presidency), Bendigo Community Bank (3 years), and the Outdoor Council of Australia for a short term whilst president of ACA. She has held executive leadership roles including NFP sector, outdoor education camps and the disability NDIS private multi-million dollar companies for 19 years.

Bec is a qualified Professional Executive Coach, Extended DISC Profiler and Trainer and Meta Dynamics 32 Profiler and is part of the International Coach Guild. She also has a Bachelor of Arts (Outdoor Education), Graduate Diploma Outdoor Education, Graduate Diploma in Education, Masters in Outdoor Education and a Diploma of Business.

Bec has developed two of her own businesses empowering executive leadership, delivering business coaching and facilitating corporate team events at Bec Fox Unleash Your Power. Another business is focused on inspiring women to live legendary dreams and live to their fullest potential through WILD n Fearless podcasts, life coaching, YouTube channel and retreats.

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