Organisation Structure

People of the Friends of the Heysen Trail

As a not-for-profit organisation that is staffed by volunteers, we welcome people to volunteer for roles such as leading walks, trail maintenance, trail greening, office administration, management and marketing.

Council Members

  • Melanie Sjoberg (President)
  • Julian Monfries (Secretary)
  • Stephen Salib-Brown (Treasurer)
  • Colin Edwards O A M
  • Dom Henschke
  • Greg Boundy
  • John Babister
  • John M Wilson
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Paul Bond
  • Robert Alcock

Walk Committee

  • Adam Matthews (Walk Committee Chair)
  • David Weinel
  • Dean Mortimer
  • John Babister
  • Judy McAdam
  • Julian Monfries
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Mark Curtis
  • Mark Fletcher
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Simon Cameron
  • Vicki Barrett

Marketing & Membership Committee

  • Helen Morgante (Marketing & Membership Committee Chair)
  • Josh West
  • Judy McAdam
  • Mark Scicluna
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Robert Alcock
  • Tammy Main

Honorary Membership Committee

  • Julian Monfries (Honorary Membership Committee Chair)
  • Colin Edwards O A M
  • Sadie Leupold

Office Coordinator

  • Dom Henschke

Office Committee

  • David Rattray O A M
  • David Weinel
  • Dom Henschke
  • Erica Gordon
  • Erika Guess
  • Jack Marcelis
  • John M Wilson
  • Neil Nosworthy
  • Valerie Boundy

Office Staff

  • Cathy Bowditch
  • Christine Porter
  • David Andrewartha
  • David Rattray O A M
  • Dom Henschke
  • Elayne Sanders
  • Elizabeth Rogers
  • Erica Gordon
  • Erika Guess
  • Gilbert Downs
  • Graham Loveday
  • Jack Marcelis
  • John M Wilson
  • Judy McAdam
  • Julia McLachlan
  • Julian Monfries
  • Neil Nosworthy
  • Suzanne Mausolf
  • Valerie Boundy
  • Vicki Cahalan

Trailwalker Editor

  • Josh West

Bookkeepers

  • John M Wilson
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Mariia Newland
  • Tina Behnke

Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation (WBHTF) Committee

  • Neville Haar (Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation (WBHTF) Committee Chair)
  • Bill Gehling
  • Neil Nosworthy
  • Richard Trembath
  • Robert Alcock

Trail Development Committee

  • Paul Bond (Trail Development Committee Chair)
  • Colin Edwards O A M
  • Daniel Jardine
  • Dom Henschke
  • Julian Monfries
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Peter Simons
  • Richard Triggs
  • Vas Dolman

Walk Leaders

Volunteers lead walks on our walk programme.

  • Adam Matthews
  • Alan Davis
  • Aled Jones
  • Andrea Gillin
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Annabelle Schuttloffel
  • Audrey Sclanders
  • Bill van Riet
  • Bruce Dolman
  • Carol Homewood
  • Catherine Anderson
  • Cathy Bowditch
  • Chris Allen
  • Christine Porter
  • Christopher Gower
  • Dana Florea
  • Daniel Jardine
  • David Bowey
  • David Szilassy
  • Dean Mortimer
  • Dom Henschke
  • Erika Guess
  • Graham Bald
  • Greg Boundy
  • Heather Thompson
  • Helen Morgante
  • Heysen Admin
  • James Wenzel
  • Jennine Vine
  • John Babister
  • Jon Holbrook
  • Judith Ellis
  • Judy McAdam
  • Julian Monfries
  • Julie Testi
  • Kara Turner
  • Karin Agostino
  • Kevin Liddiard
  • Kevin Ward
  • Leanne Bell
  • Liz Bowey
  • Lyn Wood
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Maria Bootle
  • Mark Curtis
  • Mark Fletcher
  • Marlene Henschke
  • Mary Cartland
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Michael Agostino
  • Michael Joyce
  • Michael Middleton
  • Michael Weinel
  • Noeleen Smith
  • Paul Cahalan
  • Paul Frost
  • Paul Gill
  • Paul Saxby
  • Pete Dreyer
  • Peter Clark
  • Peter Deacon
  • Peter Larsson
  • Peter Solomon
  • Philip Bell
  • Robin Sharland
  • Robyn Coburn
  • Robyn Quinn
  • Rosemary Hayward
  • Samantha McCarty
  • Simon Cameron
  • Stephen Salib-Brown
  • Suzanne Matthews
  • Toni Clarke
  • Valerie Boundy
  • Vas Dolman
  • Vicki Barrett
  • Vicki Cahalan
  • William Vine

Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, Governor of South Australia, Patron of Friends of the Heysen TrailHis Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia

C. Warren Bonython AO*
Founding Patron 1986-2012

Ambassadors

Ron Kandelaars, ambassador of the Friends of the Heysen TrailRon Kandelaars

Joshua West, Heysen Trail trekker

Honorary Members

  • Terry Lavender O A M*, 1993
  • Jim Crinion*, 1995
  • Jamie Shephard*, 1995
  • Nev Southgate*, 1996
  • Doug Leane*, 1996
  • Fred Brooks*, 1996
  • Sadie Leupold, 1997
  • Thelma Anderson O A M, 1997
  • Kathleen Palyga, 1999
  • Richard Schmitz, 1999
  • Arthur Smith, 2000
  • Colin Edwards O A M, 2003
  • Hugh Greenhill, 2003
  • Glen Dow, 2004
  • Barry Finn, 2005
  • John M Wilson, 2006
  • Dean Killmier, 2006
  • Jack Marcelis, 2007
  • David Beaton, 2007
  • Julian Monfries, 2007
  • Frances Gasson, 2008
  • Terry Gasson*, 2008
  • Simon Cameron, 2014
  • David Rattray O A M, 2016
  • Hermann Schmidt, 2017
  • Robert Alcock, 2018
  • John Potter, 2019
  • Liz O'Shea, 2019
  • Kevin Liddiard, 2019
  • Arrienne Wynen, 2020
  • Peter Wynen, 2020

* deceased