James Fairbairn (Chair)
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.
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.
Kirsty Augustson (Treasurer)
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.
Debra has over 25 years’ management and leadership experience in the health and human services industry. Debra currently works as Deputy CEO for one of WA’s leading disability services provider, VisAbility/Guide Dogs WA and is a Board Director of Curtin Heritage Living. Debra has a passion for leading and transforming organisations through optimising culture and staff performance, business development and marketing. She has a MBA from the University of Western Australian, a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Debra is an avid road cyclist with a keen interest in seeing more women participate in the sport. She is passionate about road safety through improving driver education and awareness and is keen to see increased access to better, safer roads and paths for cyclists across Western Australian.
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.
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.
Marnie is an experienced business development specialist focused on assisting businesses achieve business growth and enhancing client relationships. With over 10 years’ experience working within a corporate environment across mining, oil and gas and government sectors. Prior to her move into the corporate sector, Marnie worked in roles in the arts and government sectors. Marnie is new to the cycling world and while she loves to run the coast and participate in running events, she is keen to extend that passion to cycling. She believes that improved awareness for drivers to increase cycling safety is crucial for attracting more women to cycling.
Antony is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (ICAEW), qualifying with Deloitte in the UK, and is Finance Director at St John Ambulance Western Australia. Antony has more than 20 years of accountancy and audit experience and has extensive involvement encompassing strategic reviews and turnarounds, commercial agreements, partnerships and joint ventures, contract tendering and statutory reporting.
A keen cyclist, Antony’s first event on moving to Perth was the Kalamunda 100 followed by the 3 Dams challenge the same year. Since then he has participated in numerous cycling events and races, as well as being a keen commuter. Antony believes that cycling is a great way to lead a healthier lifestyle through exercise, mental well-being and a cleaner environment.
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.