WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT ADVENTURE
We are a team of inspired and adventurous people dedicated to providing impactful educational experiences to young Australians from all walks of life.
FROM THE SHIMMERING COASTLINES OF THE WEST TO THE GREEN VALLEYS OF THE EAST
Between us, we have expertise spanning adventure activities, education, and business. We understand not only the natural world but the educational ecosystem and professional climate students graduate into.
CHAIR, Craig Mitchell
Craig is a leader of high-performing, purpose-driven organisations. He is currently the CEO of the Peninsula Hot Springs Group and was previously on The Outdoor Education Group’s Board from 2013 to 2019.
DEPUTY CHAIR, ROBERT PASCOE
Robert was General Manager of Visy Special Events, responsible for recycling all catering packaging products, furniture, fixtures, signage and marketing materials for the Sydney Olympic Games and re-manufacture using recycled raw materials. Currently, Robert is
Director and Chair of Finance, Audit and Risk, Simon Crone
Simon’s expertise is in finance, business planning, risk management and Business Development. He offers a unique perspective on the role of finance, with great strength in helping stakeholders find a voice and see the big picture. He has a strong history in organisational change and transformation, and coaching cross-functional teams to reach business needs.
Director, Jenny Holliday AM
Jenny commenced her career in education with a focus on outdoor education and community service programs. Jenny has headed up the Victorian Olympic Council and the People and Parks Foundation and now is a Partner and Lead Facilitator at Non Profit Training; working to build capability in not-for-profit organisations.
DIRECTOR, ANDREW MITCHELL
Andrew has over 30 years of experience in global healthcare logistics and is a strategic leader who delivers innovative and value-added solutions to customers. Andrew is currently the General Manager of Healthcare at Linfox across Australia and New Zealand. He is passionate about driving continuous improvement and excellence.
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LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
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DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
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Some of our leaders
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CRAIG RICHARDS
Craig is passionate about changing the lives of young people. He believes there’s a wonderful world beyond four walls and we should get out there and enjoy it. He was previously the CEO of for-purpose organisation Bicycle Network where he strived to change the world by making it easier for people to get their physical activity by riding a bike every day.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OUTDOOR EDUCATION, DAVID MARSDEN
Dave has been engaged with outdoor education as an academic, school teacher, outdoor educator, and activity specialist. As part of his PhD, he developed a knowledge and skill requirements framework for outdoor educators in Australia, aiming to increase the quality of education in the outdoors by supporting training and development using both practical experience and academic investigation.
Head of Partnerships, Riley Johnson
Riley heads partnerships and is a strong advocate for outdoor education and experiential learning. He has spent the last 10 years working with Australia’s biggest sporting bodies and on the Commonwealth Games Victoria project. He believes in providing more young people with the opportunity to learn outdoors.
General Manager of Education Delivery, Manjul Prateeti
Graduate of Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. Manjul is an adventure enthusiast and passionate outdoor learning facilitator. She has spent the last twelve years working internationally from India to America and now Australia helping to develop and facilitate quality outdoor education programs. Manjul continually works to support, inspire, and facilitate individual growth in young people.
Senior Manager Outdoor Education Professional Development, Andy Watts
Andy is an outdoor education professional working to inspire the next generation of Outdoor Educators. He combines 25 years of teaching with his love for snow sports, rafting and the outdoors to challenge and promote individual growth in his students.
General Manager Partnerships, Adam Weiss
Adam believes outdoor education and experiential learning are essential for developing critical thinking and teamwork skills in young people. He is an all-round outdoor education professional with extensive experience as an educator and leader. He is passionate about outdoor education and works to ensure that every school experience is the best it can be.
General Manager of Resources and Logistics, Ian Fletcher
Ian heads the Resources and Logistics department and works with his team to ensure our young people have everything they need for a successful program experience. He is passionate about nature, sustainability and connecting young people with the Australian environment.
General Manager of Education Delivery and Business Administration, Helen Maddock
Helen came into the Outdoor Education Industry through a traineeship in Outdoor Education based in the heart of cave, mountain, and river country in the UK. Helen has spent 20 years growing through a passion for working with young people, to leading our teams. Today, ensuring the path is clear and clean for our Outdoor Educators to deliver amazing experiences, is what drives her.
Site Manager Wombaroo & Biloela, Liza Wyckoff-White
Liza oversees Camp Wombaroo and Biloela in NSW and works with her team to create amazing OEG experiences for our clients and visitors. Being an Outdoor Educator herself, she works with her team to put the student’s educational experience at the centre of everything we do.
Senior Program Manager and Site Manager WA, Tammy Lovett
Tammy oversees programs and operations in Western Australia and has both national and international experience in the outdoor sector. She is passionate about outdoor education, promoting personal growth and believes the outdoors can help young people uncover their learning potential.
Product Design Manager, David Rowbotham
David is passionate about creating programs that educate and strengthen young people. He models his love for mountain biking and appreciation of Australia’s beautiful land into his role. He hopes his programs can help young people develop their own appreciation for the outdoors.
WORKING WITH OUR CREW
My expertise is ensuring data and documentation is maintained correctly in our systems. I am involved in administrating the survey data, feedback and reports post-program and I assist with delivering inductions as well as national Teams Days. I love that my role is driven by problem-solving and data and I especially love helping others with their roles. All of my tasks help others do theirs well and that makes me really happy!”