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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.
All About Paddling
Born into a family of paddlers, the outdoors has played a large and important part in Allana’s life. As CEO of the family business, Rosco Canoes, Allana played an integral part of ensuring individuals, schools, outdoor centres and government agencies have access to quality Australian designed and manufactured canoes and kayaks.
Like her dad before her, Allana has been a part of the sport’s development in Australia for over 20 years. A qualified canoe and kayak instructor and coach – educating, inspiring, equipping and nurturing other’s passion for the outdoors is fundamental to Allana’s way of life. She believes in the benefits of a holistic approach to education through the outdoors and is always aware of identifying opportunities for constant and never ending improvement for her own personal skills and development in the outdoors.
Allana now runs her own paddle coaching business, All about Paddling
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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.
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)