Our Executive Team
UQMC is run by a great team of volunteers, the Executive (Exec) team! You can recognize these people by their lovely faces or by the Executive shirts they are wearing. Do not be afraid to say hello and ask any questions :)
They are here to help!
Ruby Daly - President
Hi! I’m Ruby and I’m the President of UQMC for 2023. You may have even seen me before - I was also President in 2022! I’m currently studying Mathematics and Secondary Education at UQ, and really enjoy teaching people new skills. Outside of getting outdoors and going climbing and hiking, I love everything Eurovision, so feel free to chat to me about them! Otherwise I love to hear about anything and everything happening outdoors, and can’t wait to see what this year brings.
Sydney Brand - Vice President
Hey Ya’ll, I’m Sydney (yes, like the city)… You’ll probably find me out in nature somewhere hiking, bush walking, climbing, running, guitaring, bike riding, chilling, or the like! I’m here for the vibes! This is also my final year studying Psychology and I’m keen to help more people get out into nature (it’s good for the brain). I’m Vice President this year and will be at KP and many hikes so, if you see me around, please come and say hi 😊
Tom Watson - Treasurer
How’s it going! I’m Tom, and I’m UQMC Treasurer this year! The club has a few long-haired, plant-based, tree-hugging Toms, so most call me Tassie Tom™ for product differentiation purposes. As the name implies, I’m from Tasmania, which means I love getting up mountains, going for winter swims, and complaining about the Brisbane heat. I’m in my fourth year studying Politics, Philosophy & Economics at UQ, and in my spare time I edit a student magazine and produce a podcast, so I’m always down for some philosophical chats. While I’m most at home on a mountain trail, in 2023 I’m stoked to climb more, so I’ll see you around KP!
Taleah McGrane - Secretary
Hey, I’m Taleah!
A few things about me: I love climbing, animals, lying on grass or sand with a juicy book, and eating hot chips with gravy. I’m in my third year of studying social science/political science at UQ. I’ll be the club’s secretary for this year, so any emails you send will turn up in my inbox—I’m more than happy to help with any questions you throw my way.
Kobi Wickens - Climbing Coordinator
Howdy mate! Me, Kobi, I climb rocks big and small and love an adventure of any sort. Feel free to ask me any questions including how to climb, make yummy pizza and find the best bootie. All climbing is good climbing so have fun and enjoy your life!!!
Hart Loire - Climbing Coordinator
Hi, I'm Hart. I've been in the club since the start of 2022.
I'm super keen on climbing, and just spending time in nature.
I'm in my 5th year studying math and physics at UQ, which is very cool.
As climbing coordinator I'll be at KP frequently aswell as many of the crags
we head to over the year. I look forward to meeting everyone and hanging out.
Connor Clarke - Hiking Coordinator
Hey everyone, I’m Connor! On the weekend you’ll find me out exploring the ‘burbs and bush - be that through hiking, running, cycling or kayaking. During the week you’ll find me studying for my physio masters, while daydreaming about my next big adventure. I’m really excited about the hikes we’ve got coming up this year, we’ll be covering some spectacular spots. Looking forward to meeting all you keen bean hiking (and trail running) members in 2023!
Freya Thornton - Hiking Coordinator
Hey I’m Freya! I’m a bit obsessed with the outdoors and wandering around getting lost in the rainforest. I’m one of your hiking coordinators for 2023 and am always keen to help out with any questions and concerns about the hikes and trail runs we have planned. I'm in my 4th year of geography and politics at UQ studying Arts/Social Science. Always up for a chat about Australia’s amazing hikes and spots to explore. You’ll probably see me on a rock wall or two because I also love to climb. See you on the trails!
Meike Go - Grants and Sponsorships Coordinator
Hello, my name is Meike, but please call me Micky. I have been with UQMC for 3 years, and found the most adventurous and stoked friends here ! I work full time as a data analyst, but love to climb on the weekend. Especially at Frog 🐸 I have a crag-cat Dyno which I take out for climbing or camping trips. I will talk about her all the time if you ask.
Beside from climbing, I love skiing, alpine mountaineering, trail running, swimming and playing games. Happy to answer any of your website related questions this year. Cannot wait to make some new memories !
Georgia Forster - Social Coordinator
Hey, I’m Georgia! I love climbing, hiking, skiing and cycling, but most of all I love partyinggggg. You will often find me at the crag having a good chat or at a UQMC event 3 hours after I’ve said I had to leave. If you see me around at uni or KP, please come and say hey! Or, if you have any fun social events you want to see happening this year, let me know.
Lachlan Knowles - Quarter Master
Hello, I’m Lachie! I’ve been in the club since September 2021. I’m a super keen canyoner and general outdoors lover and excited to improve my climbing skills with the club. I enjoy hikes with my dog Tukka, who shows up to KP occasionally, so keep an eye out. I studied physics and engineering at UNSW and am always desperate to supplement that with sunshine and rock. Super excited to meet everyone this year and have a great time!