Henry Friend (Interested Director)

Henry has had a long history of being in and around the water from a young age. He first developed the ‘paddle bug’ at school on a White Water expedition on the Nymboida River. Since then, Henry has acquired Canoe & Kayak qualifications in White Water, and boats a boasts collection of over half-a-dozen different white water boats.

Henry is directly involved in the administration of paddlesports with the University of Queensland Canoe Club (UQCC) as both the President and White Water Representative, roles in which he relishes the opportunity to welcome new paddlers to the exciting world of paddle sports. In 2018, Henry was nominated for the Queensland Volunteering Awards in recognition for the dedication and focus he places on paddle sports within both the UQ and wider SEQ communities. 

Henry works in the Arts Industry, as a Creative Associate at Evolution Productions, a bespoke production house. In that role, Henry manages projects, clients and works collaboratively to develop videography, live events and theatrical productions. His production credits include “Wizard of Oz, Australia”, “Strictly Ballroom”, QUT Business School, Brisbane Boys College Marketing, ACGS Marketing and many others.

Henry was elected as an Interested Director for a 2 year term in September, 2018.