Scott Sharples, Execuitve Officer

Scott has over 10 years’ experience in the South East Queensland sporting landscape and joined Paddle Queensland in November 2019. Prior to joining Paddle Queensland, Scott held senior management, marketing and communication roles within the media industry spanning over 14 years.

Scott is actively involved in Queensland’s sporting landscape as a participant, coach, official, volunteer and provides insight, guidance, resources, assets, board and committee oversight, as well as strategic and financial management advice to member clubs through challenging situations.

Scott has Diploma of Business Administration, Management and Operations and is responsible for the general management, governance and staffing of the office to support the promotion, development and growth of paddle sports across Queensland to ensure our vision of ‘More people paddling, More of the time’.

Steven Rowland, Education, Finance and Recreation Officer

Steven has over 40 years’ experience from around the world working and playing in the outdoors.  Having joined Paddling Queensland at the start of 2016, Steven is responsible for managing all Education and Recreation programs and activities.

Prior to joining Paddling Queensland, Steven ran his own multi award winning adventure tourism and outdoor education business in far north Queensland for 20 years.

Steven is passionate about paddling and playing in the outdoors, looking after the environment and the benefits it produces.  Steve is involved in a number of other sports as a teacher, volunteer and parent.

Steven has Diploma’s of Business, Finance and Work, Health and Safety and is a Paddle Australia Instructor and Assessor for Flatwater Kayak, Canoe,  Enclosed Sea Kayak and Coastal Kayak.