Our Team

Team members working with Southbound Adventures come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. Our professional team of passionate educators ensure that you maximise the opportunities created during your Outdoor Education program. Our team are qualified in a range of Outdoor Recreation activities and First Aid, complementing the most up to date equipment and policies available.

Southbound Adventures greatest asset is our team. To discover more about our permanent team please see our individual profiles below.


Southbound Adventures Senior Team

Permanent Team Members

Ian Robinson – Managing Director

Ian began working in Outdoor Education whilst studying teaching at Wollongong University. Immediately he saw the potential to educate students in an outdoor environment and truly believes in the outcomes that can be achieved. Since founding Southbound Adventures in 1993, Ian has taken pride in exceeding client expectations. Ian’s inspired leadership has also seen the Southbound Adventures team give back to the community through support and participation in numerous charitable events.

Andrew Banner – General Manager

Andrew has worked in Outdoor Education since 1994. He has coordinated countless school expeditions both within Australia and for Australian schools internationally. His management skills, from a range of industry experiences, assist in the smooth running of the business and design of our bespoke programs.

Ryan Todd – Operations Manager and Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator

Having studied a Bachelor of Applied Science in Adventure Ecotourism and a Certificate 4 in Outdoor Recreation, Ryan moved north to broaden his experience. His wealth of industry experience combined with an infectious enthusiasm and focus on client needs extends to providing each client with their own individual experience.

Andy Gwynne – Special Operations Manager

Andy combines his experience in the Australian Army with a career in Outdoor Education that began in 1992. Andy enjoys a challenge often designing and implementing high ropes courses, initiative activities and overseeing our Odyssey programs.

Jessie Tomkins – Staffing Manager

Jess brings a wealth of experiences to the company. Having travelled extensively throughout Europe, her personable nature combined with a natural ability to listen to our client and staff needs provides a trememdous foundation to our professional team. Jessie's high end communication skills assists with the management of all within the staffing team, ensuring that Southbound Adventures has the best team in the industry!

Katrina Wilkie – Logistics Coordinator

Upholing a world of experience in retail sales and management combined with a passion for all outdoor persuits in particular her snowboarding, Kat takes great pride in ensuring that the gear, logistics and catering for your program is second to none.

Saxon Mather – Program Director and Mountain Bike Coordinator

Saxon's lifelong passion for mountain biking and personable nature is the perfect combination for this role. In his spare time you will find Saxon riding trail across the world!

Laura Dillon - Office Administrator and Group Leader

Laura will assist you with making sure that the 'behind the scenes' preparation is complete to ensure for smooth flowing Program for all staff and clients.

Bree Morton, Charlie Rothnie- Jones, Dan Pember and Hannah Webb Outdoor Education Instructor's

Our permanent team of instructors bring a wide variety of skills and knowledge to share with our clients. With their smiling faces on Programs you will know that you are in very good hands!

Sebastian Young & Campbell Macquarie – Certificate IV Trainee's

Sebastian and Campbell are currently completing their Cert IV in Outdoor Education to widen their knowledge and love for the Outdoors.