Maximising the Effectiveness of the Australian Adventure Activity Standards in the Outdoors Sector: Panel discussion on familiarisation programs & behavioural change.

Thursday 26th May
Session 4
3.45pm- 4.35pm
Room: TBA
Workshop/ Panel discussion
Outdoor Businesses & NFP’s

Insurance companies, State Governments and Outdoor sector experts are all in agreement that Aust. AAS familiarisation is essential for businesses and NFPs to survive and then thrive into the future.

The panel will discuss why the time is now for action and what you and your colleagues specifically need to focus on.

The panel will then answer any queries at this vitally important juncture for the Outdoors sector and shed light on an upcoming Aust. AAS familiarisation program.

happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background

Andrew Knight

CEO Outdoors Victoria

Andrew Knight joined Outdoors Victoria in 2016 with a passion for the outdoors reaching right back to his time in Cubs and Scouts, learning how to live in the bush, snow and on water, while having fun with friends and family. Andrew spent 10 years as an active patrol member of the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club and was Patrol Captain for many of those years. Andrew has extensive management experience in the automotive, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), and retail sectors working in Australia, the UK and USA. More recently Andrew has done important work in national roles for Not for Profits in the areas of fresh food rescue and community finance.
He formed shared-value partnerships with a number of Australia’s largest corporates and governments, to generate positive outcomes for the Australian community. Andrew is skilled at bringing together complex groups, identifying common ground and then achieving the best results for the community. Married with two children, Andrew’s family frequently get away in their caravan to explore the staggering array of landscapes and activities Victoria has to offer. As OV’s CEO, Andrew enjoys meeting and working closely with Victoria’s Outdoor Education, Recreation, Therapy and Nature Based Tourism organisations.
happy person in the Outdoors with tree and mountain landscape in the background

Dave Marsden

Former Chair of one of the Aust. AAS Technical Working Groups and currently Executive Director of OE at OEG

Lori Modde

CEO Outdoors NSW/ACT