Meet Our Board Members
OV’s board is a dedicated group of outdoor enthusiasts who represent a wide cross section of our Community.
Members are appointed based on individual backgrounds and expertise, in addition to empathy and understanding of the outdoors sector. Each Board member is committed to the ongoing success and growth of the organisation in its role as advocate for the outdoors sector.
Four of our current members have reached their maximum terms so will be retiring this year (2021). Please read more if you are interesting in joing the OV team as a board member.
Steve joined the Board in October 2013. Steve is currently the Assistant Principal at Blackwood Specialist Schools Outdoor Education Centre (Blackwood) – a DET ROSA School. Blackwood is a destination exclusively for students from Victorian Special Schools, where they are given every opportunity to laugh, live, learn and have fun through outdoor adventure-based programs.
Reegan is the Manager, Public Information and Warnings at Emergency Management Victoria. Her role focuses on implementing best practice in the outputs of the Public Information Section in Victorian emergencies, though the management and improvement of warnings, media engagement and community information across all hazards.
OV Deputy Chair
Richard has worked within the outdoor industry for over 25 years, working for small and large organisations around the world, including the YMCA, Outward Bound and The Prince’s Trust. He has been the Chief Executive Office for The Outdoor Education Group (OEG) since January 2016. Previously, Richard was Chief Executive at the UK Sailing Academy, Deputy Director at The Prince’s Trust and Operations Director of Fairbridge UK, a youth charity.
Amber has worked in tourism for over a decade. She current heads Tourism North East, the regional tourism organisation charged with developing the long-term strategic vision for tourism in the High Country, North East Victoria. Prior to that she worked as the Director of Marketing, Sales & Business Development at Mt Buller,
Michael has over 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry. He has worked both locally and internationally instructing outdoor activities and managing programs. His focus in the last 10 years has been on the design and facilitation of programs with a therapeutic intention.
Sandy brings to the board a range of experience and expertise from across the Outdoor Education sector. She has worked as a freelancer, in corporate outdoor training, as a PE teacher and as an Outdoor Education Director in schools before moving into the tertiary sector where she has spent the past 3 decades developing and implementing Outdoor Education courses for Deakin University and Australian Catholic University.
Anthony joined the board in 2013 with a passion towards strengthening the outdoor education curriculum within schools. Anthony has been involved in outdoor education for over 20 years, having held the position of Managing Director of Hall’s Outdoor Education since 1994.