the team.



Ross Whelan

Ross is the founder and chairman of beyondme. A life-long educator, Ross founded beyondme in 2006 to challenge young people to tackle the problems of the day, creating pathways for them to take their place in worthwhile projects. Ross is currently Principal of Thomas Hassall Anglican College in South Western Sydney and has served on many Community Service Organisations.


Garry Sheffield

Garry is the General Manager at Satellite Entertainment and is a founding Board Member and Honorary Treasurer for beyondme. He a a broad business background more recently in SME's. Garry walked the inaugural Kokoda Track Challenge by beyondme with his son in 2006.

Kevin Jamieson

Kevin is the Director 3PL & Environment at Star Track Express and is a founding Board Member for beyondme. Kevin has walked the Kokoda Track and played a lead role in the Taste of Kenya Challenge by beyondme in 2009.


Simon McTigue

Simon is a former General Manager, Commercial & Retail at Walker Corporation, and currently has his own Property Development Consultancy. He is Non Executive Director of a Publicy Listed Property Company and a Founding Board member of beyondme. Simon walked the Kokoda Track with his daughter for beyondme in 2007.


Ian Sekuloski

Recently appointed to the beyondme board, Ian has extensive business experience in the Asia Pacific region and been a senior executive in some of the leading global organizations such as Fuji Xerox, Dalton Packaging, American Express and Goodman Fielder. In the recent past, Ian has also acted as executive board member and CEO in companies such as  Moore ADS, Raptor Motors and Revetec Limited. Ian brings a range of business experience, business management and business development skills to beyondme, further strengthening our team.

The Next Generation 




Scott Murray

Scott overseas the media and design aspects of beyondme. at present he at work on the back end of the beyondme site.


Ryan Whelan

Ryan has his own building company, and is a regular leader of our Kokoda treks having completed 6 crossings of the Kokoda Trail.  He plans to be significantly involved in our Kokoda High School Project.


Russ Murphy

Russ was as our first "young" Executive Officer in 2009 -2010, and has spent the last decade working with youth in Australia and overseas. Russ is the Principal of Walkabout Consulting and is currently one of our youth Ambassadors involved in delivering our seminar program.

Mick McGovern

Mick also leads our Kokoda treks, and is a High School teacher at Thomas Hassel Anglican College. He is famous for having walked the Kokoda track 2.5 times. He sustained an injuries to both knees on his first trek that saw him airlifted out, but has returned to walk the track twice since.