Motorcycling QLD Staff
Kim has been with Motorcycling Queensland since June 2002, originally in the post of Development Officer and more recently in the role of Operations Manager (since October 2010).
He has since stepped up to the role of General Manager, and works with the MQ Board to achieve the organisation’s strategic and operational objectives.
Operations / Events Manager
Simon Wadwell oversees the planning and management of the MQ Annual Events Calendar, and manages the pre-event requirements of affiliated clubs and promoters.
He also liaises with subcommittees regarding upcoming events and requirements including the approval of Supplementary Regulations, and assists subcommittees with the EOI process for Major Events.
Simon contributes to the development of Major Events, Coordinates Track and Venue Inspections and the issuing of subsequent Track Licences and Venue Registrations.
He works to develop ongoing initiatives and implement strategies and initiatives to develop the sport, and also manages the development and implementation of affiliated clubs’ constitutions through the constitution templates program.
Simon can also provide assistance with grant and funding opportunities and also oversees the Stewards Report and Event Report processes.
Courtney assists the Assist Events/Operations manager, collating event, practice and coaching reports and injury reports. She organises Trail Rides and Trail Ride paperwork, assists Trail Ride Clubs and organisations, and also helps clubs and officials with overdue and incomplete reports.
Shandelle joined Motorcycling Queensland as Accounts Officer/ PA to the General Manager in December 2013.
She is responsible for maintaining up to date and accurate accounts for MQ, MGHT, QMP and all sport committees. Shandelle is also responsible for the preparation and monitoring of budgets for both MQ and QMP.
As well, she prepares monthly reporting for the Board, quarterly reports for the SEQ Council of Mayors, and assistance to subcommittees in payment of accounts, budgeting, prize money, reporting and sponsorship invoicing.
Alex is responsible for many of the front office reception duties, including Blue Card applications and renewals on behalf of the organisation, and general licence inquiries (riders/ officials/coaches).
Admin also performs a variety of other administrative tasks that MQ delivers to its licence holders.
Licencing and Development
Kelly Baxter is taking over the organisation’s developmental roles. A mother of two current motocross racers, Kelly is passionate about motorcycle sport, and has a broad range of experience, knowledge and skills. She’s a vastly experienced official and has been Queensland’s member of the MA Ridernet Development Committee since 2019. Kelly also coordinates the MYLAPS timing system throughout the state, and organises training for clubs.
Media & Public Relations Coordinator
With a long and varied career as a writer and photo-journalist within the motorcycle media and for several manufacturers, John has spread Queensland motorcycling’s good word for more years than he’d care to admit. He looks after the organisation’s external and internal communication and public relations including: social media, media releases, eNewsletters, website maintenance, social media and more.
Like some help with promotion of your event? Get in touch with John here.
Racer, bike shop owner, tour operator, trailride organiser, Ray has been passionately invested in motorcycles in every possible way, since before he shoe-horned an XR350 powerplant into a CR500 chassis as the owner of Australian Dirt Bike Wreckers almost 30 years ago.
Ray sees what’s best about motorcycling and motorcyclists like no-one else does, and as such he’s perfectly suited to oversee the QMP monolith, negotiate with bureaucracy and steer its long-term direction.