Board Of Directors


Tony Hancock – Chairperson


Tony has more than 20 years experience as a business strategy and marketing consultant having worked for Queensland Rugby and numerous other major organisations and companies.

Tony’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (majors in Marketing and Human Resource Management) and a Diploma of Teaching.

Tony became a member of the Brisbane South Mountain Bike Club (now the RATS Cycling Club) in 2010 and joined the volunteer committee. In 2012 he became vice president before being elected as president from 2013-2015. In 2015 he was elected as vice president  MTBA.

 Tony’s vision for mountain biking in Australia encompasses a collective approach and partnership between all stakeholders.



Russ Baker – Director

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Russ lives in Canberra and began mountain biking in 1991. He has previously served as Chair of the Australian Defence Force Sports Council (2004-2007), MTBA Management Committee ACT State Rep (2007-2009), and President of MTBA (2009- 2017). His involvement in MTB organisation began in 2001 with the Mont (now Scott) 24 hour, which he delivered for Canberra Off-Road Cyclists from 2003 for over 10 years.

In the mid 2000s, he was involved in the concept planning for Stromlo Forest Park and bringing the UCI 2008 MTB World Cup and 2009 World Championships to Canberra. He also brought two Solo 24 hour World Championships to Australia and founded WEMBO, the world organisation for Solo 24 Hour Racing, in 2011. A passionate campaigner for keeping cycling drug-free and including Women in mountain biking, Russ is a member of the Order of Australia (AM) and an Associate Member of the ACT Sport Hall of Fame.



Courtenay Lee Shoy – Director


Courtenay is a supporter of all things cycling – be it racing, fitness or just riding for the sheer joy of it. While he does ride the road bike, his first love has always been for sweeping single-track, which he was first introduced to over 10 years ago.

He is an especially enthusiastic cyclocross (CX) fan and having attended the 2016 CX World Champs in Belgium (the epicentre of cyclocross), he is keen to see the discipline grow more in Australia.

Professionally, Courtenay has been an IT Consultant for 20 years with experience primarily in the financial services, utilities and telecommunications industries. He has a particular interest in credit card security projects. 



Clinton McAlister – Director


Clinton brings to MTBA over 20 years’ experience in leading and managing diverse teams across operational and corporate functions within the utility sector, commencing my career as an electrical tradesman and transitioning to operational management, safety, business transformational, asset management, planning and strategy roles across the utility and Government sector.  Clinton has proven history of success in improving safety, quality, client-focused and performance cultures in the delivery of significant operational, maintenance and capital works programs.

Clinton has formal qualifications in  Masters of Business Administration, Degree in  OHS management, Management Communication and General Management.

Clinton is a proactive, confident and decisive leader with a passion for delivering results, especially when faced with complex challenges and/or tight deadlines. He has a passion for the importance of effective communication and strong customer, stakeholder and personnel relationships.



Peter McKendry – Director

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Peter has over 30 years experience in large multinational corporations in Senior Financial Management positions having worked for Keller Australia, Carefusion, Ecolab, and The Blue Star Print Group.

Peter is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business from UTS. Skills developed in rapidly growing commercial and Not for Profit enterprises include Strategy Development, Business Planning and Financial Analysis.

Peter has a long history of supporting the development of sporting club’s and participating in charity events. Importantly, Peter has a passion for enduro mountain bike riding at a social level and encourages the development of social riding around Sydney and NSW.



Lachlan Murray – Director


Lachlan started mountain biking around the bush tracks of Bendigo 15 years ago and has been hooked ever since. While the bikes may have been updated, the passion for the sport is as high as it’s ever been.

While the roadie and CX have places in the shed, marathon MTB style racing is where Lachlan’s heart is with him being a regular on the XCM scene.  Lachlan also completed his first 24hour solo race in 2016 and has plans to compete in more in 2017.

 Away from the trails, Lachlan is a chartered accountant with a commercially focused background and is currently the CFO of Ladbrokes Australia.  He is keen work to accelerate the profile of mountain biking by continuing to promote & develop the sport, from grassroots through to the elite.


Expressions of Interest for Appointed Director positions are now open. Please refer to the following article:

EOI’s Open for Appointed Director on Board

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