The WORD Board was formed in May 2014 to oversee our growing organisation. Over the past couple of years they have created the mother of all constitutions, developed our long term plan, and found a bit of time to ride bikes. They meet every 6 weeks to discuss the progress and possibilities of WORD. Each Board member brings unique skills to the table, but most importantly they are all passionate about seeing more kids mountain biking.
Stephen has worked in brand management for years and heads up his own company, Ramp. We like to call him our ‘pretty department’….he turns our words and ideas into a thing of beauty. His three kids are stoked about riding and part of the WORD after school programmes and the WORD Race and Adventure Team. Stephen is currently battling it out for fastest in the family with his 15 year old son.
Wendy works in public relations, heading up a small (but amazing!) consultancy called The PR Department. Expect to see WORD in the media! Married to Chris and with two young boys – Flynn and Bede – Wendy loves Wellington for its access to the outdoors for riding, walking and watersports. She reckons it won’t be long before her boys are putting their WORD skills into practice and leaving her in their dust.
Since Mandy is a chartered accountant by day, she helps WORD make sense of the numbers and keep track of the dollars. As well as 25 years of financial management experience, Mandy brings to WORD huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm for everything to do with mountain biking. Inspired by the fantastic things WORD is doing for kids all over Wellington, Mandy’s here to lend a hand.