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Our Board

Trails WA Inc., is honoured to have the Board leadership of some of Western Australia’s finest talent from the corporate, recreation, charity and public service areas. They provide governance and strategic leadership to ensure we are true to our vision of making it simple for all trail users to find and experience all types of trails, safely and sustainably.

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Meet our Board

Neil Le Febvre - Chair

My family life has always orientated around us being outside and enjoying nature.  We are so lucky in WA to have such amazing community Trail resources on our doorstep that are free for all to enjoy.

Neil is a business leader with 30 years’ experience operating internationally at executive and board level in customer marketing, operations, digital, distribution & strategy roles. 


Jeanmarie Collens - Vice Chair

I believe it is imperative we protect and conserve the environmental values of our unique Western Australian landscape. I’m excited that Trails WA can connect people to nature and play an important role in fostering good environmental stewardship.

Jeanmarie is the Senior Manager of Corporate Services for a for-purpose organisation in the natural resource management sector working to improve the environment. Originally from New York, Jeanmarie brings strong governance skills and strategic thinking to Trails WA along with business development and fundraising acumen.


Ken Stranger - Treasurer

I currently volunteer for three organisations and truly enjoy the challenges of the Treasurer role at Trails WA - having seen much of rural and regional WA in my travels and enjoying trails on two wheels, I can see the benefit that trails offers WA communities.

Ken has a strong background in electronics engineering and  computing which led him into Technical Lead roles for an IT Solutions company supporting small to medium business and a significant number of regional Shires. A large part of Ken's time has been spent working in Regional and remote WA.


Claire Savage - Secretary

Being on the Board of Trails WA enables me to contribute to the creation of engaging trails experiences across WA and identify ways of connecting visitors to WA with some of our most beautiful locations.

Claire is the Managing Director of Savagely Creative, a boutique experience development consultancy. Claire has over 29 years of professional experience in the tourism and natural and cultural heritage sectors in the UK and Australia - including nature-based, heritage, cultural, food and wine, trails and infrastructure development. 


Griffin Longley

I joined the Trails WA Board to help connect Western Australians to our greatest asset, the outdoors. I see trails as the perfect way to develop a relationship with nature for the benefit of our own wellbeing and to foster a conservation ethic.

Griffin Longley is the CEO of Nature Play WA, an award-winning journalist, a former weekly columnist with The West Australian Newspaper, the founder of a program for at risk kids in the Midland, Fremantle and Mandurah areas called Night Hoops, and was an inaugural Board Member of the WA Parks Foundation. Griffin was a finalist in the 2017 Western Australia Australian of the Year Awards in the Local Hero category and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2018.


Scott Drysdale

Being on the board is one of the ways I give back to a community that has been such an integral part of my life. I want to help make trails more accessible and inclusive to all West Australians, as I believe everyone can benefit from more time spent in nature.

Owner of Scott Drysdale photography, specialising in landscape and mountain bike photography and former expedition guide and outdoor retail manager, Scott has over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has experience growing business in the industry by focusing on integrity and some out of the box thinking. 


Melina Mellino 

 I joined the Trails WA Board to help more people get outside. I see trails as the perfect way to connect to community and nature for the benefit of our mental and physical wellbeing.

Melina is Director of the Perth Trail Series (Trail Running) and brings skills in business, promotion, and community to the Board. Her energy, enthusiasm and passion for trails established her as the Trails Ambassador for WA. She's the force behind a purpose-driven social enterprise supporting our happy, healthy community of trail runners in WA. She's involved in the World Trails Network connecting WA to the global trail community.


Dr Erika Jacobsen

Being on the board of Trails WA is a great opportunity to give back and contribute to help guide and strengthen an organisation that plays such a vital role is supporting people to get outdoors and benefit from our spectacular natural environments.

Erika is a creativity specialist and a curious & passionate adventurer who loves walking. She has a BA in writing, a MA in community and international development and a PhD in transformative learning. Part of the year she lectures on creativity and innovation, runs workshops, retreats and walking tours, helping people reconnect with nature, their creativity & self-expression. She is the CEO and founder of Edgewalkers.


Meet our Team

Agata (Ag) Sleeman - Executive Officer

Agata Sleeman (Ag), is an accomplished strategic business leader and marketer with over 20 years’ experience managing high-profile service brands in Perth, Sydney and overseas including HBF and some of Australia’s leading pharmaceuticals. Ag moved to the Great Southern in 2019 and has been involved as an Executive for Tourism Projects in the region and took on the role of Trails WA Executive Officer in July 2021. 

Having delivered numerous noteworthy product launches, award-winning campaigns and led the delivery of large-scale fundraising and commercial events, she prides herself on helping businesses build authentic brands that deliver results. Agata enjoys getting out into nature with her family in the Great Southern and experiencing all types of trails.


Katie Stevens - Marketing Officer

I moved back from Melbourne to my hometown of Perth in 2018. After working in the outdoor industry for over 9 years I moved into marketing, working at the Bibbulmun Track Foundation, where I rebuilt and strengthened the Walker Friendly Business Program as well as pursued other tourism-focused strategies for future growth. I also worked for Bonfire Digital, reviewing client briefs and building proposals for potential clients.

At Trails WA I helped launch the Trail Friendly Business program and now oversee this as well as continuing marketing and promotion of Trails WA and its assets to the public. I am a very accomplished hiker, and proud to have completed the Continental Divide Trail across the USA in 2018, as well as numerous hikes throughout Australia. I am also a very keen cyclist, paddler and probably not far off getting into mountain biking.


Tam Johnson - Trail Support Officer

Tam is originally from Perth and moved to the South West in 2002. With a degree in Health Science (Health Promotion), she has worked in the Healthy Communities Project and more recently in Recreation Management within Local Government. Tam has travelled extensively throughout WA and is a keen conservation and nature enthusiast. She loves camping, hiking and exploring our unique state.

Tam joined TrailsWA in 2020 as a volunteer, overseeing the social media pages. In late 2021 she started as Administration Assistant and now oversees the TrailsWA database, which inlcudes liaising with Trail Managers from all around the state.


 

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