If you would like to get involved with the MBTF at the board level, please become a member of the Foundation. You are then entitled to attend the AGM, held in October each year and nominate for a board position. An assessment of your skills and the needs of the MBTF will be conducted prior to the AGM. The anticipated monthly commitment for most board positions is around twenty hours, which are voluntary. Please submit an expression of interest by email.
Chair - Pete Hagen
I recently retired from the Oil and Gas industry after 39 + years and decided to volunteer in order to give something back to Perth, and WA.
When the board membership on MBTF became available, I jumped at the chance to combine my love for thrashing my old Cannondale ‘Lefty’ with helping a very worthy cause in any way I can.
I was fortunate to be appointed Chair of the Foundation recently and look forward to using my marketing, public affairs and community relations background to help make the MBTF continue to achieve goals and long term vision.
I’m also looking forward to getting out on different sections of the trail soon, and to eventually do an end to end.
Vice Chair - Neil Brodie
As well as being a keen cyclist, I have a strong interest in Not-For-Profit volunteering. I have served on numerous boards since 2009 including various mountain biking government steering committees and advisory groups.
As a Chartered Management Accountant, Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and with an MBA from Curtin Graduate Business School (where I was top graduating student), I bring over 25 years of finance, governance and management/leadership experience to the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation board.
My volunteering with the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation began in 2011 with trail maintenance before becoming Area Leader between Perth and Dwellingup. I have also acted as a ride guide, most notably leading the 2014 end-to-end Epic ride, then coordinating the 2015 edition. I joined the board in 2013 and have served as Treasurer, Ordinary Board Member and Vice Chair.
Secretary - Anton Beets
The Munda Biddi Trail is an amazing West Australian asset. On a personal level it represents the combination of my passion for biking, the outdoors and spending time with my family. It's incredible that we have this fantastic 1000km long maintained trail on our doorstep, all for free. Nowhere else in the world provides a maintained trail with facilities that covers such a diversity of environments.
I have ridden the trail for many years and appreciated all the maintenance and hard work that went on, in the background. When the opportunity arose for me to put my “pen pushing” skills to use at the board level, I jumped at it. I try to keep the Board organised for Board meetings and also chip in with some of the administrative tasks.
I work in the utilities industry doing Governance, Risk and Compliance work. I have a Law Degree and a post-graduate diploma in legal practice, and spend my time establishing and maintaining compliance systems. Hopefully my experience in governance systems will aid the Foundation as it enters a new era.
I would like the Munda Biddi to get the recognition it deserves as one of the great trails. It would be nice to augment the Munda Biddi Trail with more singletrack and to support the Munda Biddi community to become stronger and more diverse.
Treasurer - Simon Terry
As Treasurer of the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation my focus is on managing finances, risk and governance and ensuring we deliver on our strategic goals for the benefit of our stakeholders.
Our Trail is already a great resource for riders. We have an opportunity to develop and promote the Munda Biddi Trail towards local and international recognition providing eco adventure tourists an amazing experience, while supporting Western Australian community and business along the route.
I am a Chartered Accountant and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As an owner of an accounting practice, Porters CA, our offices in Perth and Albany deal with clients along the length of the trail.
I have ridden many sections of the trail and the full end to end ride is on my bucket list (definitely north to south!).
Board Member - Preeti Castle
I joined the MBTF Board in late 2018 and bring expertise in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, marketing, brand and business development.
Although not a seasoned rider, I have a keen interest in the environment and spend much of my leisure time walking our bush and parkland trails. My involvement with MBTF provides an opportunity to contribute specialist skills, such as leading the recent strategic review.
I have worked extensively across the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, as well as with government and in consulting, where I have helped to establish, reposition and grow organisations. I currently work in the environment sector with a focus on stakeholder engagement.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, an M.B.A. from The University of Western Australia, and am a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Board Member - Peter Butt
I started cutting my own trails in the bush around Perth at 13, and got the mountain bike racing mountain bug well over twenty years ago. I've completed 25+ international mountain bike stage races and know what the pointy end of the field looks like, on a good day!
My passion for all things two wheeled ranges from singlespeeds to fat bikes, lightweight race machines to cyclocross alongside experience in design, prototyping and testing of bikes and apparel. You can usually find me exploring the Perth Hills and surrounds whilst planning my next adventure. I spend an inordinate amount of time procrastinating about great bike rides to be completed and more importantly, what bike to buy for each one.
Having spent a decade as a field engineer from the Arctic to the Middle East, I returned to Western Australia a few years ago. My management skills and hands-on experience give me insight into both the strategic and operational sides of project delivery. I've ridden the Munda Biddi since it's inception and am passionate about upgrading sections of the Trail and linking the Munda Biddi through to other areas of the state as more trails are developed.