Bicycle NSW Staff

Ray Rice – Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Ray combines over 30 years of business and management experience in consulting with his interests in cycling and sport. He sees huge community benefits in cycling – from health and fitness, environmental, family and community engagement, to active transport. Creating a better environment for cycling combines Ray’s expertise and passion!

Ray has been active in the Sydney and NSW mountain bike scenes for a number of years, and loves getting out in the Australian bush for a ride with friends. He races regularly, but not well, with Western Sydney MTB Club, and has been involved in advocacy issues around Sydney – including the new Wylde MTB Trail in the Western Sydney Parklands. He has been at the forefront of encouraging riding programs in NSW schools.

His professional background is in consulting engineering, specifically in the areas of coastal, ocean and the environment. In recent years this has involved more management of larger project groups and business units, marketing, and client relationships.

Please contact Ray at ray.rice@bicyclensw.org.au or (02) 9704 0810.

Brian Fong – Chief Financial Officer

Cycling has always been a large part of Brian’s life. He commutes to the Bicycle NSW office every day by bicycle and always loves to go out for a spin. Going for a spin has become more irregular since becoming a dad, but that’s perfectly fine because he loves being a dad and wouldn’t trade that for anything!

“Hey bun-san! Dada’s coming home soon! What’s that?
You’ve been chewing my cycling magazines? Good Boy!”

Brian’s role is to deal with all the financial aspects of Bicycle NSW, and like everyone at Bicycle NSW, anything else that gets thrown his way. Brian started as the treasurer of his local BUG and served for around 7 years before starting with Bicycle NSW in 2005. He loves being able to work for an organisation that is committed to something that he is passionate about. i.e. making cycling better!

Please contact Brian at brianf@bicyclensw.org.au or (02) 9704 0803.

Jane Robertson – Events Director

Jane is our energetic Events Director who joins the team at Bicycle NSW after relocating to Sydney from Scotland. Jane brings with her an extensive amount experience within the sports industry having had a pivotal role at Scottish Cycling during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Batchelor of Education qualified, Jane has expertise in secondary school physical education and specialised in providing and co-ordinating elite sports programmes and support services for talented and aspiring young athletes.

Naturally Jane applies her passion for sport and cycling to her personal life as well. She proudly holds the Scottish Open Water 2km series title 2013 and 2014. Since arriving in Australia she has transitioned into triathlons. Currently training with STG, Sydney Triathlon Group and competing at half ironman distance.

Jane’s warm and approachable professional style brings people together and creates lasting partnerships which make memorable events.

Please contact Jane at janer@bicyclensw.org.au or (02) 9704 0806.

Matt Skinner – Membership Manager

After returning from a stint in London as Business Development Manager for an adult swim school, Matt brings extensive experience in customer engagement.

Matt is also highly accomplished in the implementation of benefit and membership programs after working in customer development and market analysis with some of Australia’s largest insurance companies.

Matt is a keen cyclist and loves riding the many miles of scenic back roads around regional New South Wales (while trying to avoid as many hills as possible).

Please contact Matt at matts@bicyclensw.org.au or (02) 9704 0808.

Lisa Nicholls – Office Administration Manager

Lisa joined Bicycle NSW in October 2014 to contribute her keen organizational and customer service skills to the team. Lisa is the friendly voice who answers the office phone and who’s fingers type the replies to your emails helping all our members and event participants with their queries. She keeps our office in order and, like Brian, anything else that is thrown her way.

Lisa brings with her a mountain of experience in office administration, customer service and event management. Her previous positions have included working for large companies such as Optus Communications through to the smaller ones. Her agility and attention to detail ensures she is adaptable and always customer orientated.

After doing voluntary work with children for the past 15 years, Lisa has become passionate about getting both kids and their families back on their bikes. As a recreational cyclists and mother of a young daughter who is also a keen cyclist, Lisa is acutely aware of how important cycling advocacy issues are for the individual, the family and the broader community.

Please contact Lisa at lisan@bicyclensw.org.au or (02) 9704 0801.

Carlijn Kerdijk – Event Manager

After moving to Australia from the Netherlands, Carlijn joined the Bicycle NSW team as an intern for our Gear Up Girl ride in 2015. Growing up in Holland where there are more bicycles than residents and an extremely enviable bike friendly infrastructure, Carlijn is an experienced rider who has been cycling since the age of 4. Her enthusiasm and cycling experience has played a vital role in the managing of our events.

Carlijn has always had a keen interest in exercise and sport, which led to her obtaining a Master’s degree in Human Movement Sciences, specializing in Sport Psychology. She loves to utilize her skills and passion by encouraging people to start riding bikes and promoting cycling as part of an active lifestyle. She organizes weekly training and social rides with friends to help build their confidence on the bike and to motivate and inspire them to love cycling. She thinks the easiest way to achieve a healthier lifestyle is by using the bike as a mode of transport. That is why you will hear her often say: “Look it up on Google Maps, you will get here faster on a bike!”

Please contact Carlijn at carlijn.kerdijk@bicyclensw.org.au or (02) 9704 0809.