Walking SA is governed by a Board, with working committees advising the Board.
Greg comes to Walking SA with a broad breadth and depth of experience. He has held senior roles in his career with commercial, government and not-for-profit organisations which equips him well for the Executive Officer role. Greg is highly experienced in developing and implementing strategic plans as well as operationally leading an organisation. Greg’s approach is to work highly collaboratively within the organisation, with stakeholders as well as the broader community. He is enthused by the work already undertaken by Walking SA with its strategic planning and its goals for the future and he can make a significant contribution to their achievement.
Greg has a range of personal interests including his family, hiking, photography and music. He and his wife Valerie are in their fifth year of hiking the Heysen Trail with The Friends of the Heysen Trail, which combines both his passion for walking and photography. They also holidayed in North America last year and the highlights included walking in the Canadian Rockies and also into Grand Canyon. Greg believes strongly in the health and wellbeing as well as the environmental benefits of walking and looks forward to engaging with all those with similar passion and commitment.
Wendy has a strong commitment to getting more people walking more often for social, health, wellbeing and environmental reasons. Wendy joined the Walking SA Board in 2013/14 and has been advocating for all forms of walking in South Australia for many years particularly during her time at the Heart Foundation as Director of Health Programs (2003 – 2014).
Ian brings a wealth of experience in managing medium sized business in Adelaide with an understanding of accounting and the use of accounting to make better business decisions. He also has experience as a Board member of the Cancer Care Centre and is familiar with the not-for-profit sector. With four now-adult children who have all passed through the Scouting movement, he is a regular bushwalker around his Adelaide Hills home and on family holidays.
Alan re-joined our Board in 2014, having served in the key role of chair during our 2013 interim board and sustainability review period. He is equally at home walking the Camino Frances in Spain, and walking trails here in South Australia. With a professional background as a librarian with specialty areas of publishing, databases, continuing education and innovations he brings a strong focus to the Board. He has taken on a key role with the Adelaide100 trail development project.
Bill has been involved with Walking SA since its inception, as the founding President of WalkingSA. Also involved in the leadership of Bushwalking Australia, Bill brings valuable experience and perspective to Walking SA.
Di is an enthusiastic bushwalker who joined the Board in October 2016. She is actively involved in ARPA Bushwalkers.
As a prolific and accomplished hiker with over 13 years professional experience in web development, graphic design and marketing Jeremy has merged his passions. Among his many accomplishments are the design and maintenance of both the Friends of the Heysen Trail and Adelaide Bushwalkers websites providing strategy, marketing, newsletters and equipping hikers with online planning tools. Walking SA is the latest beneficiary of Jeremy’s invaluable skills.
After joining the Trails SubCommittee in 2012, Jim joined the Board in 2014. His work with the Trails SubCommittee played a key role in resolving issues of trails intersecting with a public road and a rail pedestrian crossing in his local area of Upper Sturt and Belair. He has completed walking the 1,200km Heysen Trail from Cape Jervis to Parachilna Gorge, and is now aiming to complete walking the Lavender Federation Trail and some of the coast of Kangaroo Island. His outdoor passions extend into rogaining and orienteering, and has been an active member of Adelaide Bushwalkers and the Australian Retired Persons Association. He conducts presentations on Walking in SA, and a program of shorts walks, for the University of the Third Age. He brings to the Board a depth of experience with his role on the Council of the Friends of the Heysen Trail and his work in the project of designing a long distance walking trail local to Adelaide and the Adelaide Hills.