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Tim Maher

Tim currently is the Head of Operations for Australia and New Zealand, and Head of Environment Health and Safety for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia for Wabtec Corporation.  Tim brings over 20 years experience in corporate and operational risk management, corporate governance and environment, health and safety.  Prior to Wabtec, Tim held Executive roles working for Rail and Transport Operators with responsibilities throughout Australia and Internationally.

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Lucinda Makrakis

Lucinda Makrakis is a banking risk specialist with over 30 years lending experience across all industry categories, with a particular focus on property transactions. In 2018 she sat on the Westpac Foundation Scale Up Grant Finance and Risk Committee which sparked a desire to use her skill set in a social enterprise environment. This led to her joining Good Cycles in May 2018 and the Board in October of the same year.

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Darrell Wade

Darrell is the Co-founder and Chairman of Intrepid Travel, the world’s largest adventure travel company and a certified B Corp. A highly regarded entrepreneur and sustainability advocate, Darrell and his Co-founder Geoff (‘Manch’) Manchester created Intrepid in the late 1980s as a new way for people to explore the world that was immersive, sustainable and affordable.

Darrell has been an advocate on climate change for more than 15 years. He was one of the first Australians to complete Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project training and is vice chair of the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council where he leads the development of its sustainability agenda.

Darrell is part of the advisory group for Travalyst, a global partnership founded by The Duke of Sussex, and is the director of two philanthropic foundations. He is chairman of both The Intrepid Foundation and Melbourne-based social enterprise Good Cycles.

Beyond travel, Darrell is a respected leader in the entrepreneurial sector and is actively involved with a number of start-ups, accelerators and university programs.

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Jaison Hoernel

Jaison has over 20 years of professional experience in the bicycle industry in Australia and internationally. With influential roles across the industry, Jaison’s depth of expertise is highly regarded. He has enjoyed success in establishing one of Australia’s most successful and highly regarded commuter and specialty bicycle retail shops, holds an MBA (Executive) from RMIT and has a highly developed financial acumen.

Jaison has held management positions in both Australia and Asia and been actively involved in developing sponsorship and funding models for public transport projects internationally. Jaison is committed to social equity.

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The Youth Pathways ‘In Our Own Words’ project

Youth Pathways In Our Own Words Participant

Good Cycles program participants have recently shared perspectives about the difference Good Cycles has made in their lives  through the Youth Pathways project. Youth Pathways is a collaborative initiative sponsored by the City of Melbourne to facilitate innovation between youth-focused local organisations such as Good Cycles  about how best to support opportunities for young people.

The recent ‘In our Own words’ project sought to know more about the impact of partnerships and collaborations in successfully delivering impactful outcomes for program participants. Good Cycles’ Yasin, S’moe and Ali shared their insights and experiences:

Yasin’s Story:

S’moe’s Story:

Ali’s Story: