WestCycle Advisory Groups

WestCycle receives guidance on important strategic issues from three Advisory Groups composed of experts and leaders in Mountain Biking, Active Transport, and Road and Recreation.

The Groups meet on a quarterly basis to offer insights and guidance on current issues as directed by the WestCycle Board.

Transport Advisory Group

The focus of the Transport Advisory Group is on policy, infrastructure and research related to supporting and promoting using a bike for transport and progressing WestCycle’s Active Transport Vision.

Group members offer a range of expertise including from the areas of active transport, local government, health promotion, behaviour change, Healthy Streets, planning, sustainability, advocacy, research, data analysis and stakeholder engagement.

Group members

Sarah Macaulay (Board Representative)
Tim Burns
Shannon Leigh
Matthew ‘Tepi’ Mclaughlin
Georgina Ker
Helen Sadler (Chair)
Maurice Berger
Katrina Porter
Andrea Smithson
Elizabeth Archer

Road and REcreation Advisory Group

The Road Recreation Advisory Group provides insights and guidance to support WestCycle’s engagement with road cyclists and recreational riders in Western Australia.

Group Members


Mountain Bike Advisory Group

The Mountain Bike Advisory Group is responsible for giving the WestCycle Board suggestions on how to move forward with Mountain Biking in Western Australia, while supplying WestCycle staff with practical tips on the issue.

Mountain Biking

Priority Plan

Group members

Ben Witton – CHAIR
Rod Annear
Emily Mountford
Alex Wade
Stacie Woodward
Cameron Wishart
Tim Roach
Therese Logue
Bryan Stephenson
John Wallace
Rohan Martin

Tim Roach

Elected Director | Off Road

Tim has been in senior leadership and strategic development roles for more than twenty years. He is currently Director of Executive Education in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University and is a past Assistant Commissioner and General Manager in the public service. He is an Accountant (FCPA) and sits on the Divisional Council of CPA Australia.

Tim has been involved in racing mountain bikes, BMX and triathlon for many years, both as a father of two children who race and as a past and current bike racer. Tim is the current over-50 State Champion in downhill mountain biking. He is also a very regular and enthusiastic transport cyclist; frequently seen in a suit and tie riding to meetings in the city on a mountain bike.

Denise Sullivan

Chair | Governance & Risk Committee

Denise Sullivan has a career spanning over twenty years in senior management and executive roles in the state public and not-for-profit health sectors.

In her usual role of Director Chronic Disease Prevention with the Western Australian Department of Health, she leads the development of state chronic disease and injury prevention policy and planning frameworks and contributes to the shaping of the national preventive health policy agenda.

Her professional interests cover many aspects of chronic disease and injury prevention encompassing health communications, health promotion and research, public policy on health and workforce planning and development.

She has a particular interest in furthering collaborations with other sectors with a mutual interest in promoting a more active and healthier WA community, and creating and sustaining environments that support this. Denise is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Leadership WA Signature Program, and an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian College of Health Service Managers.

Denise is a recreational cyclist and recent convert to mountain biking (although trainer wheels still on!).