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

  • Neil Hendry (President)
  • Melanie Sjoberg (Vice President)
  • Judy Mcadam (Membership Secretary)
  • Vicki Stewart (Secretary)
  • Basia Samcewicz (Treasurer)
  • Barbara Deed
  • John Babister
  • Kathy Wright
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Mark Fletcher
  • Paul Bond
  • Ross Mcdougall

Walk Committee

  • Mark Fletcher (Chair)
  • Adam Matthews
  • Julian Monfries
  • Kathy Wright
  • Mark Curtis
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Paul Delaine
  • Paul Frost
  • Simon Cameron
  • Vicki Barrett

Promotion - Membership & Marketing Committee

  • Barbara Deed (Chair)
  • Barbara Sedgley
  • Judy Mcadam
  • Kara Turner
  • Philip Bell
  • Robert Alcock
  • Rosemary Hayward
  • Tammy Main
  • Tu Nguyen

Honorary Membership Committee

  • Adam Matthews
  • Colin Edwards OAM
  • Julian Monfries
  • Simon Cameron

Office Committee

  • Adele Gatt
  • Cathy Bowditch
  • David Rattray OAM
  • David Weinel
  • Dom Henschke
  • Erica Gordon
  • Gillian Terry
  • John M Wilson
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Neil Nosworthy
  • Patricia Bowie

Office Staff

  • Adele Gatt
  • Barbara Sedgley
  • Cathy Bowditch
  • David Andrewartha
  • David Rattray OAM
  • Dianna Payne
  • Dom Henschke
  • Elayne Sanders
  • Erica Gordon
  • Gilbert Downs
  • Gillian Terry
  • Graham Loveday
  • Jack Marcelis
  • Jackie Westover
  • Jeannie Sirona
  • Judy Mcadam
  • Julia Mclachlan
  • Julian Monfries
  • Karen Baker
  • Neil Nosworthy
  • Neil Page
  • Patricia Bowie
  • Peter Clark
  • Toni Salvemini
  • Valerie Boundy
  • Vicki Cahalan

Trailwalker Editor

  • Tammy Main

Audit & Finance Committee

  • Basia Samcewicz (Chair)
  • Greg Boundy
  • John Wilson

Bookkeepers

  • John M Wilson
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Roslyn Rubarth

Warren Bonython Heysen Trail Foundation (WBHTF) Committee

  • Neville Haar (Chair)
  • Bill Gehling
  • Richard Trembath
  • Robert Alcock

Trail Development Committee

  • Paul Bond (Chair)
  • Daniel Jardine
  • Julian Monfries
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Peter Clark
  • Peter Simons
  • Ross Mcdougall

Walk Leaders

Volunteers lead walks on our walk programme.

  • Adam Matthews
  • Alan Harton
  • Andrea Gillin
  • Andrew Mcdonald
  • Audrey Sclanders
  • Bill Van riet
  • Cathy Bowditch
  • Chris Allen
  • Chris Young
  • Christine Porter
  • Christopher Gower
  • Daniel Jardine
  • David Bowey
  • David Lovering
  • David j Roberts
  • Dean Mortimer
  • Dom Henschke
  • Gillian Stevens
  • Glenn Chambers
  • Greg Boundy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Heather Thompson
  • Heysen Admin
  • James Wenzel
  • Jennine Vine
  • John Babister
  • Judith Ellis
  • Judy Mcadam
  • Julia Mclachlan
  • Julian Monfries
  • Julie Testi
  • Kara Turner
  • Karen Baker
  • Karin Agostino
  • Kathy Wright
  • Kevin Liddiard
  • Kevin Ward
  • Kylie Gibbons
  • Lance Perryman
  • Leanne Bell
  • Lisa Duffield
  • Liz Bowey
  • Lyn Nottage
  • Lyn Wood
  • Lyndon Grimmer
  • Margaret Fletcher
  • Margaret Keelan
  • Maria Bootle
  • Mark Curtis
  • Mark Fletcher
  • Marlene Henschke
  • Mary Cartland
  • Melanie Sjoberg
  • Michael Agostino
  • Michael Joyce
  • Michael Middleton
  • Michael Weinel
  • Noeleen Smith
  • Olga Volodicheva
  • Patrick Betham
  • Paul Delaine
  • Paul Frost
  • Paul Gill
  • Peter Clark
  • Peter Deacon
  • Peter Nation
  • Peter Solomon
  • Philip Bell
  • Rin Green
  • Robert Ruediger
  • Robin Sharland
  • Rosemary Hayward
  • Shaun Scheepers
  • Simon Cameron
  • Stephen Salib-brown
  • Suzanne Matthews
  • Ted Davis
  • Toni Clarke
  • Tracey Evans
  • Valerie Boundy
  • Vicki Barrett
  • Vicki Stewart
  • William Vine

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 OAM*, 1993
  • Jim Crinion*, 1995
  • Jamie Shephard*, 1995
  • Nev Southgate*, 1996
  • Doug Leane*, 1996
  • Fred Brooks*, 1996
  • Sadie Leupold, 1997
  • Thelma Anderson OAM*, 1997
  • Kathleen Palyga*, 1999
  • Richard Schmitz, 1999
  • Arthur Smith*, 2000
  • Colin Edwards OAM, 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 OAM, 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
  • Christine Porter, 2022
  • Neil Nosworthy, 2022
  • Dom Henschke, 2022
  • Dean Mortimer, 2022
  • Melanie Sjoberg, 2024
  • Richard Webb, 2024

* deceased