Our Crew

Michael Ryle – Principal GradDipRec&SptsMgmt

25 years as CEO, Director, General Manager roles in sport, recreation and leisure venues. Mentoring and injecting ideas comes naturally. 

Olivia Birkett GM - W.A. B. App Sc, B.Sc, Dip Vm, AVM

 Responsible for the management of key government assets Olivia has a clear understanding in the difficulties in managing large sports, aquatic and recreation centres.  her past work includes Manager of regional aquatic and recreation centres, GM of State Netball Centre (WA) and  NT Tennis whilst also having work with Major Events Company NT.  She was also a  Post Graduate Scholar in Biomechanics at the Australian Institute of Sport.  

GM - New South Wales

A new appointment will be made shortly. Contact us for more information.

Dr John Tower Phd, MEd, BA

A lifetime of teaching sport & Recreation students. Now Bon Leisure's Research & Education Manager.   Also  holds the position as an Honorary Research Fellow, Recreation and Sport Management, Victoria University. Gripping ideas to  keep all thinking

Jaime Clark B.Sc. BCompSc MBIS MIT

Another senior member of the Bon Leisure team.  He is principally responsible for the development and maintenance of Bon Analytics applications, computer system and development. Truly a great nerd

Emily Boyle B,Sc Ph Ed

Management of our people in the field. Report coordination and management of workshops, training and meeting schedules. Without Emily nothing happens  

Eileen Sexton B.Sc. (Statistics) LL.B B.Ec. (Hons) LL.B (Hons) Admitted to: High Court of Australia

Management of our people in the field. Report coordination and management of workshops, training and meeting schedules.  Not sure what we would do without her.

Julie Mc Laughlin Certified Practising Member, (CPM) of Australian Institute of Safety, Grad Diploma


Apart from Julie’s long qualifications list next to her name, she previously was the Safety Training Manager – Melbourne Cricket Club /MCG (13 years) before commencing her own business OHS and HR Management Systems Pty Ltd. In her hands we are safer.

Kim Hoy B.Ec

Past career positions, Events Manager at Etihad Stadium, Program Manager at MSAC and holds a Bachelor of Economics.  Now managers the development and production of the Bon Leisure SIP reports. Where everyone benefits. 

Dr Petah Gibbs BPsySc PhD

 Petah is based at Bon Leisure offices and works as a psychology and high-performance consultant for several companies and professional sporting clubs and leagues in Australia and the USA (including AFL, NBL, WNBL, NBA, NCAA). His main areas of interest are in professional and personal development, career transition, and character profiling (recruiting). Petah has many years of experience in teaching and research at several universities in Australia and the USA. He has several international academic and commercial publications. Petah is instrumental in managers and supervisors reaching their full potential.

Field Personal

Our people in the field come from all walks of life. Five have Ph.Ds' most have higher education quals. Full time, part time and session people, about 90 dedicated people.  A great collection! That makes us stronger.

Lisa Price BA MA Cert 4 (Training) AVM, CVM

 Lisa is a key trainer in Bon Leisure. Her 20+ years responsible for event management at the MCG qualifies her well to train large groups. She is also qualified as a Disney Institute Leadership Excellence. She had a key role in delivering the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne