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)
  • Basia SaMcEwicz (Treasurer)
  • Dom Henschke
  • Greg Boundy
  • John Babister
  • John M Wilson
  • Judy McAdam
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Paul Bond
  • Robert Alcock
  • Ross McDougall

Walk Committee

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

Marketing & Membership Committee

  • Helen Morgante (Marketing & Membership Committee Chair)
  • Geert van Keulen
  • Josh West
  • Judy McAdam
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Robert Alcock
  • Tammy Main
  • Tu Nguyen

Honorary Membership Committee

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

Office Coordinator

  • Dom Henschke

Office Committee

  • Cathy Bowditch
  • David Rattray O A M
  • David Weinel
  • Dom Henschke
  • Erica Gordon
  • Jack Marcelis
  • John M Wilson
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Neil Nosworthy
  • Valerie Boundy

Office Staff

  • Barbara Sedgley
  • 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
  • Judy McAdam
  • Julia McLachlan
  • Julian Monfries
  • Neil Nosworthy
  • Neil Page
  • Patricia Bowie
  • Peter Clark
  • Rosemary Hayward
  • Valerie Boundy
  • Vicki Cahalan

Trailwalker Editor

  • Tammy Main

Bookkeepers

  • John M Wilson
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Mariia Newland
  • Roslyn Rubarth
  • 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)
  • Barbara Sedgley
  • Colin Edwards O A M
  • Daniel Jardine
  • Julian Monfries
  • Lance Perryman
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Peter Clark
  • Peter Simons
  • Ross McDougall

Walk Leaders

Volunteers lead walks on our walk programme.

  • Adam Matthews
  • Alan Davis
  • Andrea Gillin
  • Andrew McDonald
  • Audrey Sclanders
  • Bill van Riet
  • Catherine Anderson
  • Cathy Bowditch
  • Chris Allen
  • Christine Porter
  • Christopher Gower
  • Dana Florea
  • Daniel Jardine
  • David Bowey
  • David Szilassy
  • Dean Mortimer
  • Dom Henschke
  • Elayne Sanders
  • Erika Guess
  • Graham Bald
  • Greg Boundy
  • Heather Thompson
  • Helen Morgante
  • Heysen Admin
  • James Wenzel
  • 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
  • Lyndon Grimmer
  • Mal Cockburn
  • 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
  • Robert Alcock
  • Robin Sharland
  • Robyn Coburn
  • Robyn Quinn
  • Rosemary Hayward
  • Simon Cameron
  • Stephen Salib-Brown
  • Suzanne Matthews
  • Toni Clarke
  • Valerie Boundy
  • Vas Dolman
  • Vicki Barrett

Patron

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
  • Bob Randall, 2021

* deceased