Our Team

The Avon Descent is an enormous logistical exercise and requires a huge team of volunteers and professionals who together work around the clock to make sure this great  event is carried out smoothly and efficiently.

Board of Directors

Kim Epton Chairman Founding Member and Life Member of the Power Dinghy Racing Club, Legend of the Avon Descent.
Michael Orr Vice Chairman, Information and Communications Director IT professional and former Manager of the Avon Support Unit.
Greg Kaeding Sporting Director Past President of Canoeing Australia, currently Chairman of the WA Olympic Committee. Avon Descent Legend.
Chris Hunt Marketing Director Former News Director at Channel 10.
Wendy Harris Local Government Authority Liaison Director Regional Services, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council.
Simon Lalor ADSU Delegate Manager of the Avon Descent Support Unit.
To Be Announced Canoe/Kayak Delegate  
Jay Branson Power Delegate Three times winner of the Avon Descent and Past Commodore of the Power Dinghy Racing Club
John King Ski Delegate Training and Education Officer, Surf Life Saving Western Australia

Event Management

Alexandra Holcbarova

Event Coordinator

Sean Dunstan

Sport Coordinator

Fran Diettrich

Marketing Coordinator

Avon Descent Support Unit

Simon Lalor

ADSU Manager

Sue Ellen Smith

ADSU Support

More information about the ADSU can be found here.

Other Volunteers

Hundreds of other volunteers and volunteer groups contribute their valuable time and effort every year to make the Avon Descent a reality.
More information can be found on the Our Volunteers page.

Recent News and Announcements


Want to get involved?

Avon Descent Support Unit Training

The Avon Descent offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities from rescue and recovery to administration, event management, marketing and graphics design and we are always seeking new talent to help us in delivering an amazing event.

If you are interested in volunteering please visit our Get Involved page today to find out more.