Since Bob started orienteering in 1977 he has made major contributions to the sport of Orienteering at Club, ACT and National level. He has held Board positions for both Orienteering ACT (OACT) and Orienteering Australia.
It is not only the extent of Bob’s contribution to the sport that is impressive, but also, and perhaps more importantly, the vision and enthusiasm that he brings to his tasks. He has served the Orienteering community with amazing energy, ability and effectiveness over the past 36 years.
Bob has worked tirelessly to lift the profile of orienteering in the media and in Commonwealth and Territory Governments. Bob has recently taken it upon himself to become more in tune with the social media of today and also the numerous advances in the use of computer technology with relation to the sport of orienteering.
He has been a leader in the implementation of best practice and innovation in the administration of orienteering.
His effectiveness in marketing has been recognised in the past through his instrumental role in Orienteering ACT’s receipt of the ACT Chief Minister’s awards for Excellence in the Sport and Recreation Industry in 1997 and 1998 and of the Sport and Recreation award for Marketing and Promotion in 2001.
His contribution to the sport has also been recognised through his award of the OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia) in the 2010 Australia Day Honours list. Bob is regarded as having transformed the profile of the sport and the way OACT operates.
Bob has been a most active member in the running of major events conducted by Orienteering ACT, including the 2000 World Cup races, the 2000, 2005 and 2010 Australian 3-Days and the 2007 and 2011 Oceania Orienteering carnivals. He is qualified as an International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Event Advisor and has controlled a number of World Ranking Events associated with major carnivals in the ACT and interstate.
Born: 2 January 1939