Mr Wayne Bartholomew AM
Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew finished his career with no less than nine Top 3 finishes in World Championships, including 3 wins, 3 runner- ups and 3 third placings. He was ensconced in the World Top 5 for ten consecutive years. After retiring, Rabbit fulfilled his vision by taking the helm of world professional surfing, becoming CEO of ASP International for four years and President for ten. Rabbit was not only a charismatic figurehead, as an administrator he implemented radical and revolutionary measures that finally delivered the dream of multi-million dollar sponsorships and events.
Bartholomew retired from the helm of the ASP to take on the Chairmanship of Greencell, a green technology entity that has developed new age applications to sequester greenhouse gases. The environment was always Rabbit's other great passion and he is bringing his highly motivated ambitions to this new frontier of science and technology. Bartholomew was awarded an AM in 2009 for being a champion, an administrator, a mentor and for work in the environment.