Key Contacts

OutdoorLads employs two members of staff to manage the day-to-day running of the organisation whilst its Trustees are the volunteers who share ultimate responsibility for governing our charity and directing how it's run along with our regional coordinators who are the support team who manage events in each part of the country.

They are all active Members of OutdoorLads and you'll often see them out on day walks or organising a hostel or camping weekend near you.


Simon Pearce (
Volunteer Support and Activities Coordinator
Tel: 0161 420 0001

Simon's role is to ensure the effective running and management of OutdoorLads whilst maintaining a varied, popular and profitable range of events throughout the country. He's responsible for overseeing the administrative team, planning and promoting our paid events as well as supporting and growing our pool of leaders.

Simon is a keen mountaineer and paddler and holds numerous outdoor qualifications including Mountain Leader (ML), Single Pitch Award (SPA), Climbing Wall Award (CWA & CWAA), Gold NNAS Award and is a 4 Star Touring Leader and Level One paddlesports coach. He is Member of the British Mountaineering Council, Mountain Training Association and British Canoeing.

Harry Prosser (
Membership Support Assistant
Tel: 0161 420 0001

Harry is the first point of contact in the office for Members and handles incoming telephone calls, e-mails and queries including dealing with support tickets. He also distributes, collates and reports on member surveys. He maintains the Membership database, responding to new applications, and organising the distribution of t-shirts.

Harry is a recent graduate of the University of Manchester where he was an official of the university hiking club and has a keen interest in adventure and the outdoors.



Peter Walter (Peter-W)

Matt Tennant (Matt_Tennant)
Vice Chair

Will Forshaw (Will27CWF)
Office Manager

Craig Owen (countryboy)
Volunteering Advisor

Alastair Warner (alastairwarner)

Dan Burford (f1dan)
IT Support and Secretary

The following have particular project responsibilities that may change as the needs of the group change.

Danny McKeown (maddog)

Steven Allan (linten)


Andrew Henshall (abinitio)



Regional Coordinators

Alan Dunn (AMD)

Bryan Cosgrove (ex_cowboy)

Mark House (markhouse)

Paul Ridealgh (paulwyedale)
South Wales/South West

Andre Gardiner (Andre_G)
South East