We are pleased to announce three new members for the Advisory Board. They will be joining Gaz Sullivan and Zane Smith to form the panel who make decisions on which projects are funded. These three new members mean a better geographical spread and an expanded range of experience to draw on.
Introducing the three new members:
“While the time I spend mountain biking has been taken over by road riding in recent times, I have enjoyed cycling of all forms for many years and have very fond memories of a range of mountain bike activities and different groups I have been involved in. During my time mountain biking I have been the treasurer and chairperson of the Otago University Mountain Bike Club and have been the treasurer of the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Supporters. I am excited about seeing the smile on people’s faces after they get out and enjoy the outdoors and see the Trail Fund as a fantastic enabler of this. When I am not covered in lycra riding my road bike I am a Senior Audit Manager at KPMG working with a number of mid-size large corporates, the Department of Conservation and number of other not for profits”
Graeme is the membership administrator for New Plymouth Mountain Bikers and has been involved with the management committee in various roles since 2005. Currently he is the National Chair of the Cycling Advocates’ Network so has an interest in cycling as a means of transport as well as recreation. Cheerfully admits to being a very average mountain biker. When not doing bike advocacy, does the odd bit of structural engineering.
“Biking is a passion of mine. I like to be challenged, I like to explore, I like adventure and most importantly I like to have fun. Riding for me extends beyond the bike, currently the president of the Buller Cycling Club and Trustee for the Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust which governs the Old Ghost Road, it’s not just a sport but a lifestyle”
A big thanks to Pete, Graeme and Adam for joining the team to help, projects like Trail Fund NZ and your local Clubs depend on folks like these to help. Thanks to everyone else who’s come forward to assist also with various aspects of Trail Fund NZ, the next 12 months will be even better than our first!