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QORF is administered by the Management Committee which consists of seven members, with the option for two additional persons to be co-opted. The Management Committee must include at least two representatives from the Ordinary membership and two representatives from the Associate membership.
President: Andrew Boyle
Vice President: Dave Hills
Treasurer: Murray Stewart
Secretary: Allana Bold
Dave started in the outdoors at a young age inspired by his father, a top sea paddling coach. He has been actively involved in the sport at local and national level and also has an academic background in psychology and education. Dave joins us from the UK and has operated in the outdoors all over the world including Canada, America, Europe, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Ecuador and New Zealand. Dave has a passion for all areas of outdoor recreation is proud to be the VC at QORF to ensure that everyone can experience the fantastic outdoor opportunities that Queensland has to offer.
Born into a family of paddlers, the outdoors has played a large and important part of Allana’s life. As CEO of the family business, Rosco Canoes, Allana plays 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 sports 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 in 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.
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.
Ian is the Scouts Queensland representative for QORF. Ian has been involved with Scouting since he was 8 years old and it was through Scouting that he developed a life long passion for the outdoor environment, bushwalking, camping and kayaking. He has had over 35 years as a volunteer Scout Leader. Ian also has Scout instructor appointments for bushwalking and canoeing; he has a state policy role for canoeing and water activities; he is an assessor for Scouts Australia Institute of Training (RTO); and he is the Chair of the Management Committee of the Tyamolum Scout Camp at Mt. Crosby.
Angela has been in local government since 1988 and has long been advocating and planning for outdoor recreation places, spaces, programs and services. A short stint in Sport and Recreation Qld (1998-2000) projected Angela in the outdoor recreation policy area and she has been working solidly since then advancing outdoor recreation policy and strategy at the local government level. Angela currently works for Redland City Council in the City Spaces Group (parks and recreation).