“We could not be happier that someone with Osher’s profile has committed to help us realise the vision of the Foundation to make Australia a better place to ride a bike.”Neelesh Mehta – Chair of We Ride
Osher Gunsberg is well known as the host of national TV series including Australian Idol, The Bachelor and Bachelorette. He’s also a radio host, best selling author and advocate for mental health. But less well known is that he’s an avid cyclist.
He joins the We Ride Australia Board to bring his extensive media savvy, experience and passion to the Foundation’s objectives that will make riding bicycles accessible, safe and convenient for all.
“I’m passionate about the potential of bicycles to improve our society and the many health, transport and environmental benefits that they bring” said Osher.
“I want my kids to have the same freedom to ride a bike that I had when I was young. It’s clear that more people cycling is a part of us building a healthier, sustainable low carbon future.”
“Through the 20 years of experience they have at a national level, We Ride is perfectly placed to lead this advocacy and I am very excited to be able to contribute to the work they are doing across Australia,” he said.
Neelesh Mehta, Chair of the We Ride Board and welcomed the appointment.
“We could not be happier that someone with Osher’s profile has committed to help us realise the vision of the Foundation to make Australia a better place to ride a bike.
“Osher brings a young and engaged audience with him and we hope this will work for us as the Australian public rediscovers the simple fun and enjoyment of riding a bike throughout this difficult COVID-19 pandemic.”
“He joins the Board of We Ride as the focus shifts to a range of exciting new programs and projects to get more people in Australia riding bikes, including the recently announced Parliamentary Friends of Cycling group.”
In other board changes, after seven years as a Director, Managing Director of Shimano Australia, Matt Bazzano, retires and three term Lord Mayor of the City of Port Phillip and lawyer, Amanda Stevens, also steps down to focus on her role in a key government agency.
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