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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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Amy Gillett

Community Specialist

Amy is a community specialist who is passionate about connecting business and community for meaningful outcomes. In her previous role she provided executive support to Active Geelong which developed her passion for improving the physical activity levels of the community. She is a member of the Institute of Community Directors Australia.
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.
Sarah Leach

General Manager Health, People and Community, GMHBA

Sarah is responsible for leading GMHBA’s health related business services and people & culture teams and is a key part of GMHBA’s executive management group.
Steven Allender

Professor of Population Health, Director Global Obesity Centre, Deakin University

Steve leads an NHMRC Partnership grant targeting childhood obesity and co-leads an NHMRC Australian Centre for Research Excellence in Obesity Policy Research and Food Systems.
Sarah Albon

General Manager Community Development, Geelong Cats

Sarah manages the Cats in the Community program at the Geelong Cats. The 10 programs have one central purpose - to build a better and healthier community with a special focus on youth.
Mike Beck

Managing Director, Fluid

As co-founder and Managing Director of Fluid – a strategic creative agency - Mike leads a team that makes creativity flow for a range of national and local brands.
Colin Bell

Professor, Deakin School of Health and Social Development

Colin is Head of the School of Health and Social Development at Deakin University.
Richard Carr

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.
Robin Daly

Professor, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University

Rob holds the position of Chair in Exercise and Ageing and leads a program of research focused on understanding the role of exercise and nutrition to prevent and manage common chronic diseases.
Chris Faulkner

General Manager Operations, National Disability Insurance Agency

Chris is privileged to be part of one of the most significant reforms in recent Australian history. Enabling people with disabilities to have choice and control of the supports in their life to engage in social and economic participation in their community.
Simon Guthrie


Simon is a highly experienced lawyer and was appointed as a Magistrate in 2018. Simon has held senior positions with many community organisations including the Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, Geelong Little Athletics and the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust.
David Meade

Barwon Health

During the week David oversees the rehabilitation, palliative care and community health program at Barwon Health. Daily, he sees the effects of poor health, but most importantly the impact of people improving their health and the positive impacts it has on their life and what they can achieve.