GSCORE’s policy and advocacy activities focus on working with government at all levels to ensure that the interests of the outdoor recreation industry in the Great Southern are represented in public decision-making processes.
Chairperson & Appointed Board Director
Greg Mair is the South Coast Regional Manager for the Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. He has had a long career with State government agencies and has had postings in Walpole, Kirup, Manjimup, Busselton and Bunbury. While the area manager at Walpole Greg was a member of the project team involved in the development of the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk. Greg has been actively involved in athletics and yachting and has State and National achievements in both sports. He was the Commodore of the Walpole Yacht Club and Secretary of the Geographe Bay Sailing Club at Busselton. These days the fitness pursuit is more aligned to walking the many trails around Albany.
“I strongly believe that getting people out into the natural environment has beneficial outcomes for both their well-being and their greater appreciation, respect and valuing of it”.
Co-opted Director (ACCI)
Kerry Fry is the Director of Firm Vision Advisory, a business advisory firm specialising in turn-around management and business improvement and the Business Director for WA Insolvency Solutions a division of Jirsh Sutherland. As an accounting analysis and investigative accountant she has worked with businesses across a wide variety of sectors, from small, medium and family-run companies to large and ASX-listed corporations.
Kerry is passionate about developing an environmental and economical sustainable adventure based outdoor recreation market in the Great South region in WA. A keen camper and bushwalker Kerry has had the privilege of growing up in Albany and continues to explore and be enchanted by the naturally beautiful landscapes the region has to offer.
Co-opted Board Director (DLGSC)
Chris is the Great Southern Regional Manager Sport and Recreation within the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). Chris has academic qualifications in recreation and leisure studies and has worked across both local and state government in his thirty two years in the sport and recreation industry. A keen outdoor enthusiast he is passionate about outdoor recreation and the potential of the Great Southern region of WA to capitalise on the myriad of adventure based outdoor recreation pursuits that can be harnessed through its natural environment.
Lenore Lyons is our Executive Director. Prior to joining GSCORE, Lenore held positions in the public, private and community sectors. She worked as a research professor in the university sector for over 15 years and during that time was Director of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Key Centre for Teaching and Research. In 2006, she co-founded a successful eco-tourism business in the Great Southern. That business was inducted into the Western Australian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2015.
Lenore currently serves on the Board of Australia’s South West (ASW), Outdoors WA and Trails WA.
She has previously served on the Boards of Management of Denmark Tourism Incorporated, the Munda Biddi Trail Foundation, and the Asian Studies Association of Australia
Lenore is an enthusiastic hiker and kayaker and takes every opportunity to explore the amazing Great Southern region on land or on the water.
Project Coordinator - Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan
Karl is the Project Coordinator for the Great Southern Trails Master Plan. Karl has a Natural Resource Management background managing biodiversity projects on Western Australia’s South Coast for the last nine years. Prior to that he has coordinated school and community education projects with the Department of Environment, and has managed projects involving conservation trainees.
Karl knows that a benefit of living in the Great Southern is the amazing choice of outdoor environments and activities which he shares with his family. Camping, hiking and canoeing are favourites of this family!
This project is made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program and the support of the following sponsors.
GS-CORE, the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence, was first established on the lands of the Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar region. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, their Elders past and present, for the important role Indigenous people continue to play in Australia and most especially on the land and water used for outdoor recreation, education, adventure, tourism and nature-based activities Operating in an eco-friendly sustainable way on Australia’s land and waterways is important to us, as is respecting