Meet the OZ Venture Directors
- David JacobsChief Director - Program & MarketingOver the past 14 years David has worked with businesses as a Solution Selling Consultant in the IT industry specialising in Server Infrastructure. In scouting David is the NSW State Commissioner for Venturers and is one of the founding members of the Entertainment Team. He also holds a Pyro Technicians licence
- Mike WrightChief Director - Compliance & LogisticsMichael is a Duty Manager for an Airline Maintenance operations centre and has worked in Airline Engineering for 30 years. He has been involved in numerous major scouting events over the years and is currently the State commissioner for Major Events in NSW
- Esther LangProject ManagerEsther is currently a Project Engineer for the Airports and Specialised Pavements team at Downer. Her role covers the Quality Control as well as supporting the project management team. In scouting Esther is a Project Officer working to support the Youth Program Review as the project moves towards testing and implementation.
- Bary KilbyDirector of Child Safety & WelfareBarry has been working in the legal industry for approx 25 years predominantly in workers compensation matters and was also appointed as Community Member to the NSW State Parole Authority in 2006. In Scouting Barry is the Regional Commissioner - Venturer Scouts for Hunter & Coastal.
- Gary SteinhardtDirector of International ExpeditionsAn iconic figure from Scouts Victoria, Gary has had a strong association with the Venturer section for many years. Garry has had many years of leading international expeditions and brings a wealth of experience to the team
- Robert ZamoraDirector of EntertainmentRobert Zamora, affectionately known as Robbie has over 10 years of professional experience in the entertainment industry and supports one of Australia's largest radio broadcasting networks. In scouting Robert is a Scout leader and can often be found where the music is playing at any major scouting event
- Sunraj PatelDirector of FinanceSunraj Patel works at Deloitte and currently co-manages the operation for the largest advisory project in Australia (350+ staff). Whilst also directly heading multiple teams, Sunraj’s managerial expertise was built upon his professional experience in portfolio alignment, global investment, innovation development, auditing and risk advisory. Sunraj completed a double degree in Applied Finance and Commence, is a practising Charted Accountant and additionally holds a Diploma of Financial Planning. In Scouting, Sunraj recently left Sydney North Rovers (Turramurra Rovers), only to rejoin the movement to assist on the Oz Venture Project.
- Liam PainterDirector of Information Systems & TechnologyLiam is currently a Network Administrator at Sydney's Iconic Opera House! Over the past 5 years Liam has had extensive experience in building, supporting and maintaining IT systems. In scouting is a part of the Entertainment Team and Jamboree Radio as well as a Venturer Leader.
- Matt BordleyDirector of Logistics Sites & ServicesMatt is an experienced and qualified tradesman owning & operating his own plumbing & gas fitting business. In scouting Matt has supported many major events behind the scenes in the sites & services department. He is also currently Dragon Skin's VOC 4 commander.
- Damien RyanDirector of National ExpeditionsDamien is an experienced Senior Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the events services industry. Skilled in Event Planning, Customer Service, Leadership, Event Management, and Project Planning. In Scouting Damien has a long history with major events and is currently the NSW Dragon Skin Chair
- Zander CzerwaniwDirector of Sales & MarketingZander has a keen interest in the film industry entering into Trop Jr, writing & producing multiple short films and leading his High Schools own film Gosfest. In scouting Zander is a current Venturer and served on the National Youth Council, State Youth Council and currently leads the State Venturer Council.
- Bryn CatlinDirector of Core ActivitiesBryn is a Development officer for AFL NSW/ACT and a current Rover in GWS. Achieving his Queen’s Scout in Venturers he is also the Liaison officer for his region and the state between Rovers & Venturers.
- Owain PierceDirector of Youth EngagementOwain recently completed his HSC in 2018 and it looking to further his education in 2019. In scouting Owain has played an active role in the National Youth Council as well as the NSW State Youth Council & State Venturer Council