Board Of Directors And Management
The Board of Directors has been selected for its extensive relevant experience and expertise, including operational and industry knowledge, law, financial management, accounting, business knowledge and corporate governance.
Most recently Amanda worked in various Leadership roles over 10 years for Hammons Holdings, responsible for revenue and operations for Scenic World, Blue Mountains. She was instrumental in driving strategic growth of the business including acquisition of BridgeClimb Sydney. She also developed Scenic World's CSR program focused on environmental sustainability and delivering great outcomes for local community.
Amanda loves being in nature and all things outdoors.
His experience includes setting up niche DMC, Wilderness Australia in 2001 (rebranded to Alquemie in 2015), offering bespoke experiences across Australia with off-the-beaten track locations and characters.
In 2006, set up Bamurru Plains, a reincarnation of a former fishing camp, which introduced the Wild Bush Luxury brand and concept to tourism in Australia, taking a leaf out of the African safari model. This was followed by the purchase of Arkaba Station in the Flinders Ranges in 2009 and its conversion from sheep station to wildlife conservancy and a business model where the tourism business effectively underwrites the rewilding of the landscape. Also founding member of Luxury Lodges of Australia and Great Walks of Australia.
Cherie has over 20 plus years of experience in the human resources sector having held senior human resource management positions with both the Saville Hotel Group and P&O Australian Resorts.
Cherie is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute and is an advisory board member for the Southern Cross University Tourism and Hospitality School.
In his past life, he completed 26 years of service with the Australian Army, where he first started parachuting. Ken is an Accelerated Free Fall Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Camera Flyer, Display Pro skydiver, and holds skydiving instructor ratings in multiple countries. He has skydived around the world and worked for drop zones in Australia, Fiji, and the USA to name a few. In his spare time he likes hiking and photography.
Ryan was responsible for the establishment of Australia's only CASA Part 141 accredited Jump Pilot Training provider, The Australian Jump Pilot Academy which was acquired by EXP in April 2023, and was also responsible for the establishment of EXP's Air Operators Certificate, diversifying the company's aviation portfolio to encompass passenger Charter, Freight and Outback Air Safari activities.
Ryan also holds a skydiving licence himself with over 100 skydives under his belt, is one of the APF's inaugural Jump Pilot Training Examiners, a member of both the CASA Part 105 Tactical Working Group as well as the Australia Parachute Federations Aviation Advisory Committee. Ryan's total aeronautical experience exceeds 6,500 flying hours.
Ryan is a NSW South Coast local and is a dedicated father of three very active boys, who also share in his passion for aviation.
Ryan currently oversees the company's fleet of 35 aircraft and also holds a skydiving licence himself with over 100 skydives under his belt. Ryan's total aeronautical experience is in excess of 6,000 hours.
Ryan is the owner and operator of Australia's only CASA Part 141 accredited Jump Pilot Training provider, The Australian Jump Pilot Academy and is one of the APF's inaugural Jump Pilot Training Examiners and holds a position on the APF's Aviation Standards Committee.
Ryan is a dedicated father of three boys who also share his passion of aircraft and aviation.