New President for Newcastle Orienteering Club
- Last Updated: Friday, 06 July 2012 15:44
After more than 15 years as President, Geoff Peel has stepped down from the position to be replaced by Andrew Power, who brings with him great management experience gained in his career within the electricity industry. Geoff’s retirement from the role was precipitated by the arrival of his first child, “Baxter Clark Peel”, who arrived on 21st March 2012. “Looks like it will be split starts for Margaret and me from now on”, he joked. “At least after all this time we might be able to get a run in the family relays”.
The new President, Andrew first tried orienteering in the late 70’s at Kotara High School. Orienteering is a family affair with both Andrew and partner Chris taking up orienteering more seriously in 2007 along with sons Oscar and Alec. Andrew is also a keen MTBO competitor. Andrew has some great thoughts on initiatives to make the Newcastle club even stronger and is looking forward to working with the club committee and members to make sure this happens. Look out NSW!