We Ride Australia

Cycling Awards


Elizabeth Calleja

Senior Advisor, Physical Activity at Heart Foundation

Elizabeth has extensive experience in public health both as a clinician and project manager.
Having worked in local government, state government and most recently within the not for profit sector at the National Heart Foundation, Elizabeth's knowledge, training and experience in preventative health measures places her central to NSW health discussions.

Darren Harper

General Manager Sales and Marketing, FE Sports

Darren Is a senior sales in the cycling sector.
With a long history of senior sales and marketing roles, Darren has a strong understanding of the bicycle industry along with the key requirements to achieve change within an industry or the community.
He is passionate about the health and wellbeing of the community, highlighted by his role as an executive board member of Tour De Office Foundation.

Michael Nieuswesteeg

Program Manager, Road Safety and Design - Austroads

Michael has extensive experience managing, leading the national conversation as the Program Manager, Road Safety Research at Austroads having previous been in charges of Road Safety Research Team of the Transport Accident Commission since 2008. He is responsible for the TACā€™s extensive road safety and marketing research program, road safety measurement and program evaluation. For six years he has provided strategic advice to the $100m per year TAC Safer Roads Infrastructure Program, and has played a central role in the development of a strategic framework for a new $100m investment in cyclist and pedestrian safety infrastructure. He is currently leading a committee tasked with deciding how injuries should be measured and defined in Victoria, and identifying the best mechanism to facilitate measurement and analysis of road safety and injury data.

Michelle Quester

National Program Manager, Automobile Association of Australia

Michelle has over 20 years experience in a variety of management roles in the indigenous sector and pharmaceutical and automotive peak bodies.
Her current role has a strong focus on road safety research, and the translation of research into real world outcomes for the community.