Senior Leadership Team
Alex Green – Chief Executive Officer
Alex commenced as CEO at Outward Bound in November 2017. With a background of leadership in the social impact sector, Alex is committed to helping people be the best they can possibly be. Having served in both executive and non-executive leadership roles, and with particular expertise in financial sustainability, Alex is looking forward to enabling Outward Bound and its team be as effective as possible in helping people to discover, develop and achieve their potential.
A lover of the outdoors who feels blessed to call Australia home, Alex is thrilled by the power of the natural environment and experiential learning to help people transform their lives.
Marilyn Newport – Acting Chief Financial Officer
Marilyn has rejoined Outward Bound Australia as Acting CEO in June 2017 having previously been CFO from January 2011 to February 2016 and fulfilling the role of Acting CEO for the latter part of that time.
Marilyn had previously been involved with establishing an independent, non-government, co-educational day school, with classes from kindergarten to year 12 in Geraldton, Western Australia. Marilyn had roles with the establishment committee, as Treasurer of the Board, Business Manager and Board member during her 13 year association with the school. Prior to that, her career involvement included accounting, computing, financial planning and small business.
She is passionate about outdoor experiential learning and was initially involved with Outward Bound in Western Australia through accompanying students on courses at Walpole, being the school liaison and backup co-ordinator at the school and in Walpole, and serving on the WA Development Council in Perth.
Peter Shea – Human Resources Manager
Peter has joined Outward Bound Australia having been in the Human Resources profession for 23 years, across organisations in the manufacturing, aviation and utilities sectors. He has held senior operational and strategic roles in some of the biggest employers in these sectors in Australia. His expertise is in partnering with leaders and employees to design and implement organisational change, learning and development and work health and safety solutions that maximise the capability, engagement and performance of people across the organisation.
Peter is passionate about building strong, professional and trusting relationships within Outward Bound and realising the potential of the great people that work here. He has extensive workplace relations experience is at a workplace level across manufacturing, logistics, and engineering including the negotiation of key enterprise agreements, outsourcing agreements and transmissions of business. He has led workplace change initiatives associated with brown and greenfield manufacturing site development and productivity improvement programs.
His recent experience has included a mix of people strategy development in the areas of leadership development, diversity, workforce planning and people management systems (including remuneration and benefits) and the operational service delivery of bullying and harassment training and investigations, remuneration (including senior executive and Board payroll), capital project change management services, people systems development and support and leadership development programs at a number of levels.
He is actively involved with Scouts Australia and is on the Board of an alpine sports club in the NSW ski fields. He is a very keen windsurfer and sailor.
Jason Little – Director of Programs and Learning
Jason has a background working at a senior level in the NSW High School education sector with over 16 years’ experience. His passion for working with Youth at Risk and a life-long connection to the outdoors led to a career in Outdoor Education.
Jason’s time with Outward Bound Australia started in 2011 and he has worked in various roles in the outdoors industry as an instructor, facilitator, interpretive and eco walking guide, program manager and then General Manager of Outward Bound Australia based in Northern NSW.
As Direct of Programs and Learn, Jason’s focus is the safe delivery of exceptional, creative, outcomes focused programs.
Experiential learning and focusing on the significant shift in young people’s attitudes and thinking are key aspects of his philosophy.
Eva Breidenbach – Business Development Director
Seasoned Business Development Professional with 13 years global experience (United Kingdom, Europe, Australia & North America) in Sales, Business Development and Education Consultancy across the for purpose and corporate education sector.
Eva has been involved with Outward Bound internationally since 2001. She joined Outward Bound Australia’s Senior Leadership Team as the Business Development Director in November 2016, following five years as Business Development Manager for NSW. She is leading a team of dedicated Business Development Managers and Client Managers across the country to open the great opportunity of experiential learning to as many people as possible.
Eva is passionate about personal development and utilising the outdoors as a medium to facilitate positive change in individuals and groups. She holds a Masters Degree in Education and Sport Science from Heidelberg University in Germany and draws on many years of first-hand experience as group facilitator and outdoor education trainer when working with her clients on custom design training solutions.
Maintaining exceptional beginning-to-end customer experiences for all Outward Bound clients is her daily calling.