Rob van Manen
President– Elected 2021

Rob is a key Account Manager providing spatial technology solutions in the Surveying industry. He holds an Associate Diploma in Surveying with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, including running his own business and working in land development and construction.

Rob is a passionate bicycle rider for fitness, recreation and the mental health benefits it provides. He joined Bicycle Queensland in 2015 and was elected to the Management Committee in 2019. He is passionate about getting more people on bikes and promoting riding infrastructure so everyone can enjoy the many benefits of bike riding. 

Being part of the Bicycle Queensland Management Committee, Rob hopes to promote the health, economic, transport, social, community and environmental benefits of bicycle riding and getting more people of all ages and abilities riding more often.

Rachel Nolan
Vice President – Elected 2021

Rachel is a Public Policy Specialist and non-executive director with a keen interest in cycling. 

Rachel is the Executive Director, Queensland of the McKell Institute, an independent policy thinktank that specialises in economic policy, inequality and sustainability. McKell Queensland has conducted significant research on sustainable transport.

Rachel is a former Queensland MP and Minister for Transport, Natural Resources, Finance and the Arts. As Transport Minister she created an Office of Sustainable Transport, significantly increased the active transport budget and in 2010 was awarded the Cycling Promotion Fund’s national award for contribution to cycling by a politician.

Lisa Davies Jones
Treasurer – Elected 2020

Lisa Davies-Jones is Chief Executive Mackay Hospital and Health Service, North Queensland.  Lisa has had a broad-ranging healthcare career within nursing, service improvement, healthcare management and clinical governance. She has worked in senior health leadership roles in the United Kingdom and Queensland. She recently established the Office of Rural and Remote Health within Queensland prior to taking up her role in Mackay.

Lisa likes to work collaboratively across industries to improve health equity in rural and remote Queensland and is a big believer in community engagement. Lisa recognises the essential role safety plays in increasing the number of people who can experience the well-being benefits of bike riding. 

When she’s not working Lisa can be found on her road bike.  Lisa enjoys riding in the bunch and solo riding when wanting to connect with nature and rebalance. Lisa enjoys the challenge and camaraderie of a group event and is known to have the occasional race.

Peter Thompson
Secretary – Elected 2021

Peter is an experienced strategist, manager and leader with a Bachelor of Environmental Management (majoring in sustainable development) at the University of Queensland. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Peter also pursued a professional cycling career riding for some of Australia’s most successful teams both nationally and internationally. Having been involved with sport at the highest level Peter has a unique insight into the foundations and environment required to ensure results and success not only for athletes but also for other stakeholders such as sponsors, members and sporting institutions. 

His sporting experience combined with over 13 years of professional experience in consultancy and private industry underpins his ability to drive organisational high performance and profitability in addition to empowering purpose-based enterprise success. Peter’s focus is building growth plans and championing corporate operations to ensure commitments are backed by disciplined action via setting direction, delivering results, building organisational capacity and inspiring others. 

Craig Davis
Management Committee – Elected 2018

Craig is a public health epidemiologist and researcher with post-graduate training in field epidemiology and applied science and is currently finalising a PhD thesis examining the molecular epidemiology of HIV in Queensland.

Craig has been Brisbane-based most of his life and cycling as a commuter for health for most of that time. Comfortable either in a grupetto or solo, Craig has recently branched into commuter ebiking for the ease and convenience. Craig cycles for health and environmental benefits and dreams of future cycling holiday tours.

Craig is drawn toward volunteering with the BQ management committee because he believes in the positive personal and societal benefits from cycling and wants to help others realise and achieve the same by facilitating better and safer cycling road networks and infrastructure.

Lea Diffey
Management Committee – Elected 2020

Lea has held senior positions in government for many years and has worked with researchers and innovators across Queensland.

She enjoys cycling in its different forms, from being a kid that rode everywhere, a commuter, for fitness and to enjoy a chat and fresh air. Cycling should be an option to be enjoyed by anyone of any age and ability. We need infrastructure and services that support all modes of transport and harmonious interactions.

She is working with the BQ Management Committee to support its vision for cycling as part of everyday life as BQ collaborate with the many experienced people and partners in Queensland to improve cycling experiences for everyone across the state.

Audine Bartlett
Management Committee – Elected 2018

Audine is an experienced lawyer having practised for 17 years (in both the private and public sectors).  Audine also holds post-graduate qualifications in journalism and international relations. She has utilised her business and legal knowledge and well-developed analytical skill set to contribute to BQ’s management committee during her tenure. She possesses strong commercial acumen having advised clients in a wide range of industry sectors.  

Audine’s interest in cycling has developed through her participation in triathlon and she understands the needs and concerns of cyclists from both a sport and recreation perspective. She is keen to see more women participate in cycling given it has significant benefits for overall health and wellbeing but appreciates the many challenges women face in getting on a bike.