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Movement Board

Active The Active Geelong Board is made up of representatives from a number of leading organisations. They are a group of passionate and well-regarded individuals who want to see Geelong become Australia’s most active region.

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Ashleigh Wall

Lawyer & Co-Founder - Mast Lawyers | Chair - Surfing Victoria

Ashleigh is a Lawyer & Co-Founder of Mast Lawyers, as well as the Chair of Surfing Victoria. As an Active Geelong Board member passionate about the benefits of physical activity, she provides legal counsel to the Active Geelong board
Dr Craig Nossel

Chief Executive Officer Carenomix and Co-founder Evia Health

Dr Craig Nossel is a behaviour change specialist, who has been instrumental in utilising rewards to create physical health and activity change for private health providers. Craig is the innovator behind the Active Geelong 'Movement Motivator' WhatsApp Rewards Program and has a passion for active lifestyles as a prevention tool against chronic disease.
Glen Snowden

Director Community - Gen U

Glen is a university educated human services professional specialising in the leadership, management and design of disability and aged services. The services and supports Glen leads enable individuals to live independently, actively contribute to, and access their local communities leading to increased civic and social participation and physical activity levels. I have a passion for the principles of social justice and am a strong advocate for the rights of people with a disability.
Deborah Kay

Co-Director Barwon South West Public Health and Primary Care, Barwon Health.

Deb is the Co-Director Barwon South West Public Health and Primary Care, Barwon Health and brings a public health lens to her role as an Active Geelong Board & Executive Member. She is proud to be part of Active Geelong and supporting the community to get moving.
Renee Owen

Program Manager Aboriginal Health at Barwon Health

Renee is a proud Yorta Yorta and Taungurung woman born and raised on Wadawurrung country. She works at Barwon Health and the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative Health Service as the Health Services Manager. She has held previous roles including Team Leader and Aboriginal Health Worker & Practitioner having completed formal qualifications in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Management. Her family have a rich and long standing history with the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative and the local Aboriginal community, with her parents both founding members and still maintain active involvement and participation. Renee attributes her strong sense of culture and values to her parents.
Professor David Dunstan

Head: Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes

Professor David Dunstan is the head of the Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition. He also heads the Physical Activity laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. His research focuses on understanding the adverse health consequences of too much sitting and the potential health benefits resulting from frequently breaking up sitting time with active countermeasures. In particular, he has developed effective strategies to reduce and break up sitting time in adults with or at risk of developing chronic diseases and to support office workers to reduce sedentary behaviour in workplace settings. He is also interested in how best to implement efficacious ‘sit less and move more’ interventions at scale within healthcare settings for those living with or at risk of chronic disease.
Katrina Martin

Senior Manager Regional Partnerships and Public Health (Barwon South West), Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN)

Katrina is a medical scientist with a background in pathology and workforce education. In her present role at WVPHN, Katrina uses her regional insights and partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure people in western Victoria have access to quality health care when and where they need it. Katrina has always been active, participating in a wide variety of physical activities such as hiking, running, triathlons, and stand-up-paddle boarding to name just a few. A diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2023 led to a newfound appreciation of her health and mobility and highlighted the importance of exercise in recovery.
Dr Hugh Seward

Active Geelong Chair & Sport and Exercise Physician and GP

Hugh is a Sport and Exercise Physician and GP in Newtown and a Board member of Geelong Football Club.
Dr Sarah Leach

Active Geelong Board Member, Consultant & Health Advisor: Strategy, Leadership, Clinical Governance & Community Engagement

Sarah previously led GMHBA’s health related business services and people & culture teams and has extensive experience in executive management.
Richard Carr

Active Geelong Board Member and Managing Director, West Carr & Harvey

As a Director of West Carr & Harvey since 1986, Richard specialises in giving taxation, business advice and valuation services to a broad range of clients.