2016 Netherlands Study Tour Co-hosts

Stephen Hodge

IMG 8804 Amsterdam group Stephen H cropped550pxCo-host of the 2016 Influentials Study Tour to the Netherlands, Stephen Hodge brings a wealth of experience to the role. In addition to a life-time of cycling that started with every child’s milestone of learning to ride and riding to school through high school and college, Stephen’s love of cycling took him to Europe where he competed at the highest levels of amateur and professional cycling over a 13 year career. 

Since then, he has designed several community cycling facilities and consulted to local governments on cycling infrastructure, undertaken volunteer IMG 9095 Utrecht workshop Stephen summarises crop1 550pxand professional event management roles, and for the last eight years has undertaken the national advocacy role for the Cycling Promotion Fund. In this time he has built a national profile across the sector in his efforts to focus on national consensus for action on the promotion and investment in cycling. 

Stephen loves addressing small and large groups and spreading knowledge about the benefits of cycling to opinion leaders and decision makers around the country. 

He is pleased to once again be accompanying a group of senior national decision makers to the Netherlands and believes the 2016 study tour will provide participants with a unique and in-depth insight into all aspects of Dutch cycling culture and its relevance to Australia’s future transport and community development.

 

 

Peter Bourke

Co-hosting with Stephen in 2016, Peter Bourke has had extensive experience in the sports management and community engagement sectors in the private, governmnet, and not-for- profit sectors for almost 20 years.

Spending several years in management positions with the YMCA across Australia, and fitness facilities in America, Peter took on management roles within indigenous sport and community education, before moving to community engagement and development with the government sector.Peter podium

In his current role, Peter leads the peak body for the bicycle industry, and achieving key results in relationship management, industry engagement, training and future investment. Peter is also a member of the Auto Skills Australia board, the Industry Skills Council responsible for all Automotive, marine and bicycle trainig packages in Australia. Peter took the General Manager role of the peak body for the Australian bicycle industry in 2010.

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