Bruce Barker, CEO and Operations

Our CEO and Operations Director, Bruce Barker, has an illustrious career having worked across marketing, travel, adventure, tourism and not-for-profit. With 16 years in the Airline Industry, six years with Mincom, and 15 years in the Hotel/Resort Industry, Bruce had a well-rounded repertoire of operations, risk management, project and event management skills. He was motivated…

David Esler, Chairman

The 5th of 6 children, David grew up on farms in NSW. An active child, afternoons and weekends were spent exploring paddocks, dams, haystacks and hills near home. David’s dad, Bill, was a local scout leader and David developed a keen interest in the boy scouts, participating as a cub than a scout. While living…

John Lewis, Director of Medical

John has worked as a Registered Nurse in emergency/critical care for over 18 years, served two years a Life Flight helicopter crew member, 11 years as a Retrieval Services Nurse coordinating remote area retrievals and trauma management and ten years as an adventure medic for remote adventure treks across Australia. John specialises in Disaster Management…

Jason Hicks, Director of I.T and Systems

Currently a CMO and IT Specialist at PPC, Jason joins the team with over 21 years’ experience in emerging information technologies and customer experience platforms. He has managed many project roll-outs, major tenders and product developments. Jason holds a Master’s in Business Administration and has worked across Marketing, Sales, IT and Business Development departments throughout…

Jason Leslie, Director of Strategy/Government

Jason has over 20 years’ experience in the sport and recreation industry and is a Director of sport and leisure consultancy, Otium Planning Group.  Skilled in a wide range of sport and recreation planning disciplines including the preparation of aquatic and indoor facility strategies, he has project managed numerous studies in this specialist area for…

Doug Parry, Honorary Secretary

Doug was raised in Newcastle NSW and entered RMC Duntroon in January 1975, completed a BA (Mil Studies) and graduated into RAAOC in December 1979. After 26 years of service, he left the Army as a Major in 2000 to take up employment as an Operations Manager with Australian Catholic University (ACU) – Brisbane. After…

Trek2Health Contributors

SOWN is a community catchment organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane’s north and west. SOWN Website The mission of The Gap Historical Society is to preserve and celebrate the local heritage of the Brisbane suburb of The Gap. The Gap Historical Society…