Neil Cameron will begin the second year of his tenure as BMX Australia President with a relatively unchanged Board of Directors, with Victoria’s Emma Bognar the only new addition following last weekend’s BMXA Annual General…
Neil Cameron will begin the second year of his tenure as BMX Australia President with a relatively unchanged Board of Directors, with Victoria’s Emma Bognar the only new addition following last weekend’s BMXA Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Bognar joins the fold as an ‘Elected Director’, a position that also continues to be held by South Australia’s Darren Alomes. Along with Cameron, Bognar and Alomes, Paul Connors continues as the National Officiating Director, Katrina Harnwell as the Director of Finance, while Dale Percy will again hold the position of Vice President.
Meanwhile Western Australia’s Martin Brown and Victoria’s Graham King have concluded their time on the BMXA Board. President Neil Cameron said he was appreciative of the diligence in which they carried out their service to the sport.
“Both Martin and Graham have provided outstanding service to the members of BMX Australia in their time on the board,” Cameron said.
“They showed great support to the many changes that have occurred over the past 12 months, and I would like to thank them for their effort and commitment in where we are aiming to take this sport.
“Over the past 12 months, we as a Board have scrutinised all changes implemented to ensure that they result in benefit to the members, and work towards creating a harmonious environment within the sport.
“We hope to work with Martin and Graham again in the future, and have little doubt they will continue to make a positive impact on BMX in the immediate term.”
Bognar joins the BMXA Board following more than two years as a member of the BMX Victoria Board, and active member of the recently formed Casey BMX Club based at Casey Fields, Cranbourne, Victoria.
“Our family is based in Melbourne now, but originally we were in NSW when my son started at Lake Macquarie BMX Club as a five-year-old Sprocket,” Bognar said.
“Next year he’s going onto the 15-boys class, so we have been a part of the BMX community for almost 10 years.
“When we first arrived in Victoria we spent about six years with Knox BMX Club. But then with Casey BMX Club recently beginning we moved there to assist. My husband is on their board, while I am helping out where they need it.
“I’ve also been fortunate to have been a member of the BMXV Board for the past two and a half years as Vice President, while also becoming a level 2 official.”
A well-credentialed appointment to the BMXA Board, Bognar added that she is eager to see progress in the sport at both a Board and rider level.
“I was encouraged to apply for a directorship in the BMXA Board. I think it’s good to have a greater female presence there, and I have a keen interest in the sport and wish to see it move forward,” she said.
In the coming weeks, the new Board will meet for the first time, at which point they will appoint one ‘Appointed Director’.
Below is the Board of BMX Australia:
President: Neil Cameron
Vice President: Dale Percy
Director of Finance: Katrina Harnwell
National Officiating Director: Paul Connors
Elected Director: Emma Bognar
Elected Director: Darren Alomes
Appointed Director: TBA