Board Profiles

Board Profiles 2018-02-24T16:20:33+00:00



David HutsonDavid Hutson – President
Dave is currently involved in the Research & Development tax incentive industry and works with many start-up companies specialising in the resource and oil and gas industries as well as engineering, medical and biotech.  He has been a regular contributor on the Board since 2005 and is passionate about every aspect of cycling.  David has more than 25 years experience in the communications industry.  He worked in external plant construction, design and project management for Telstra and ran his own communications design and project management company.  He actively supports various charities and has an expansive corporate network.

Simon Carroll

Simon Carroll – Vice President
Simon has a background in corporate oversight of membership organisations and commercialising technology.  Starting cycling four years ago, he has embraced riding both at the active sport level and regular commuting on his fixie.  Simon is keenly interested in cycling as a widely accepted transport and exercise activity in our community.

With his original training as a biomedical scientist, he has experience as the CEO of an ASX-listed company, Chairman of an AIM (UK) listed entity and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lisa Palmer – Treasurer
Ms Palmer is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants & Chartered Company Secretary by profession and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Co-founder & Director of Perth based engineering company Fire Design Solutions Pty Ltd, and currently Treasurer Designate for North Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club having held previous Board related roles in a number of NFP entities. Lisa brings to the board over 20 years of diversified experience from executive management roles in risk, strategy, audit and financial management at BHP Billiton, Woodside, Deloitte and PwC. Her love of cycling was cemented from a competitive swimming and triathlon background, but recently has evolved to more for enjoyment to accommodate her three young sons.

Vaughan Fulmer – Secretary
Vaughan has spent over 20 years working in the resources sector initially as a safety professional and ultimately as a lawyer both in Australia and Indonesia.  He currently acts as the general counsel, director and company secretary of an unlisted miner.  Having grown up racing BMX in the Pilbara Vaughan’s cycling interests have evolved through road cycling and commuting.  He also enjoys riding his cargo bike with his son on board.  Vaughan is heartened by the development of cycling initiatives in the state and joined BWA so that he could assist in their growth and implementation of the Strategic Plan.


Daryl Heighton
Daryl is a commuter cyclist with a short term goal of training for and hopefully completing the 3 Dams Challenge in 2017. As a commuter during peak hour, he has a keen interest in promoting awareness between vehicles and bicycles, but also in the investment in better cycle infrastructure to benefit the whole community. The Perth bicycle path / bike lane network is gradually improving, but he believes it is only when it is truly linked up that Perth will see a step-change in the number of cyclists using it.

James Fairbairn
James is a Partner with Lester Blades Executive Search and he is also the author of the book, ‘Career Karma – Maximising your career potential’.
James has been riding for over 20 years and he has first-hand experience on what challenges are faced both bike commuters and event competitors. With more targeted investment in infrastructure he believes that Perth, with its weather, space and outdoor loving population, has all the ingredients needed to become the most bike friendly city in Australia.

Kelly Townson
Kelly has over 20 years experience in strategic marketing and communications having worked across a diverse range of industry sectors including tourism, events, education and training. She is currently a Director at Hatchd; an experience design and technology studio.
Kelly is a social road cyclist, known to participate in a charity ride or two and has recently taken to triathlons. Kelly is keen to see the provision of safer riding conditions for cyclists through improved infrastructure coupled with rider and driver education and believes this will encourage more West Australians to ride more often.

Tracy Rainford
Tracy Rainford has held senior HR roles in the WA State Government, primarily within the Education, Training and Health sectors.  She also has experience managing Audit, Risk, Project Management and Board Governance and holds postgraduate qualifications in Human Resource Management, Facilitation and a Master of Business Leadership. Her community interests are in supporting women to have the freedom to pursue outstanding lives and careers. She has been a member of the Perth triathlon and cycling community for 18 years, and is co-founder of Freedom to Ride – Ride to Freedom, whose aim is to encourage women to become involved in cycling.

Kirsty Augustson
Kirsty is a Chartered Accountant and has over 10 years Business Advisory and Taxation experience in Boutique, Big 4 and Mid-Tier Firms. She currently holds the role of Manager at PKF Mack based in West Perth with a focus on High Net Wealth Individuals and their Businesses. Kirsty is the Vice Chair (2017) of the Young Chartered Accountants (Chair in 2017) and is also the Treasurer of the West Australian Rowing Club. Kirsty is known to throw her hat in to participate in any cycling event, having previously completed Triathlons, Criteriums, Road Races, Charity Rides, she is a commuter and enjoys a hills ride or a river loop before work. Kirsty is interested in building a positive reputation for cyclists and encouraging participation.

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