Management Team

Founder and Director

Warwick Schuberg

First Ride: 150cc Vespa around the Florida Keys

First Ride: 150cc Vespa around the Florida Keys

Once upon a time: I was a senior riding instructor at the NSW Police Force Motorcycle Training School. I realised that the public would benefit more from formal motorcycle training in road skills and safety and so, Stay Upright was born.

Best thing about working at SU? I enjoy watching the business grow under the helm of an excellent team of professionals – from the senior management team to the amazing team of experienced trainers, all of whom continue to realise our vision to have a significant impact on road safety.

What do you do now? These days, I enjoy working on my collection of vintage motorcycles, whilst offering our Stay Upright family support and direction, when it’s needed.

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Managing Director

Annaliesse Cawood

First bike: 1984 Honda Z50R
Current bike: KTM 1290 Super Duke
Dream ride: Anywhere out of the city with a group of other riders!

First bike: 1984 Honda Z50R
Current bike: KTM 1290 Super Duke
Dream ride: Anywhere out of the city with a group of other riders!

Once upon a time: I was a corporate lawyer working for a multinational.

What do you do now? Not exactly the most obvious career trajectory, but managing Stay Upright is the most satisfying role I’ve ever had – I work with incredibly passionate and talented people, helping thousands of customers fulfil their two wheel dream, and what we do makes a real difference to their safety.

Best thing about working at SU? Days on the track, when I come into pit lane grinning my head off, only to have my riding critiqued 6 ways from Sunday, by all who were watching.

Best thing about your job? The loyal, eclectic mix of people who I work with, who encourage and challenge me every day to strive higher.

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Regional Manager, NSW, ACT and QLD

Glen Mcgrath

First bike: Kawasaki 175
Current bike: Yamaha MT 10 SP
Dream ride: Any time away for a weekend with mates.

First bike: Kawasaki 175
Current bike: Yamaha MT 10 SP
Dream ride: Any time away for a weekend with mates.

Once upon a time: I worked at a senior level in Banking and Finance for some of Australia’s biggest companies.

What do you do now? I’m part of a great team that is helping to grow the business.

Best thing about working at SU? It’s a great organisation with dedicated people that are helping to make motorcycling more accessible and safer for everyone.

Best thing about your job? The talented and experienced people I get to work with every day.

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Regional Manager, VIC and WA

Chris Sleeman

First bike: Kawasaki GPX 250
Current bike: Yamaha MT10 SP, Husqvarna 701 SM, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, KTM 450 EXC Six Days, Triumph Thruxton 900
Dream bike: Any bike will do!

First bike: Kawasaki GPX 250
Current bike: Yamaha MT10 SP, Husqvarna 701 SM, Husqvarna Vitpilen 701, KTM 450 EXC Six Days, Triumph Thruxton 900
Dream bike: Any bike will do!

Once upon a time: I was a Principal Enterprise IT Architect and Programme Director for enterprise IT projects.

What do you do now? Manage our team to enable them to fulfill people’s dreams of riding a motorcycle.

Best thing about working at SU? I get to work with our commited staff and meet some amazing customers every day.

Best thing about your job? The satisfaction I get when one of my students has improved their riding skills.

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Human Resources and Finance Manager

Kristy Wachs

First bike: Honda CB250
Current bike: I’m between bikes so I often jump on the MT07 we have at the office for a ride.
Dream ride: I’m planning to sample more bikes to work out which is best for me.

First bike: Honda CB250
Current bike: I’m between bikes so I often jump on the MT07 we have at the office for a ride.
Dream ride: I’m planning to sample more bikes to work out which is best for me.

Once upon a time: I was a Senior Executive Assistant for a large mining accommodation company, supporting the Managing Director and Senior Executive team. It was a varied role in which I was involved in many projects and improvement initiatives.

What do you do now? A bit of everything - onboarding new employees, managing HR and payroll and managing our finances. I also manage the systems we use for keeping the business humming. I’m always looking for opportunities to improve and automate to make our staff and customer experiences seamless and enjoyable.

Best thing about working at SU? The culture. The company and everyone who works here, is very supportive – it’s like working with family. Everyone helps out and is focused on educating our customers on riding their bikes safely.

Best thing about your job?I get to work with almost everyone in the company. It keeps me busy and I am constantly learning new things.

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ACT State Manager and RTO Manager

Simon McAide

First bike: Suzuki DS80
Current bike: Kawasaki ZR900 and a Beta 250rr
Dream ride: BMW S 1000 R

First bike: Suzuki DS80
Current bike: Kawasaki ZR900 and a Beta 250rr
Dream ride: BMW S 1000 R

Once upon a time: I was in the Army, after which I worked for a number of other training companies in Sydney.

What do you do now? I head up the ACT operation, including our new Stay Road Right business. I also manage Stay Upright’s Workplace training courses and RTO accreditation.

Best thing about working at SU? Here in Canberra, we have a great team that all share the Stay Upright passion for training excellence, and I am proud to head that up. I’m also proud of being a part of the company that has set the benchmark in rider training across Australia and continues to lead the way.

Best thing about your job? I love the variety – one day I am on the track, teaching advanced training, the next, I am in the office. I also love the way we have been able to adapt to challenges, whilst being able to continue to offer training to a high standard.

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National Training Manager and Centre Manager

Wayne 'Clarkey' Clarke

First bike: Gemini 80
Current bike: Harley Davidson Fat Boy 2010 and all of my other off-road bikes that are too many to list…
Dream bike: I just don’t have one! At the moment my YZF450F, my CR250 Elsinore… and a whole lot more.

First bike: Gemini 80
Current bike: Harley Davidson Fat Boy 2010 and all of my other off-road bikes that are too many to list…
Dream bike: I just don’t have one! At the moment my YZF450F, my CR250 Elsinore… and a whole lot more.

Once upon a time: I raced bikes for a variety of professional teams. Although I raced around the world, my favourite track was always Bathurst – any time I raced there was a thrill.

What do you do now? I run the NSW Roadsmart and Tracksmart events and train our instructors to do likewise in the other states. I also mentor our national team of instructors and oversee the management of training centres across Australia.

Best thing about working at SU? I feel like I’m part of one big family.

Best thing about your job? Helping instructors be the best they can be and working with customers to share knowledge and experience.

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NSW Instructor Development Manager

Steve Coppock

First bike: XT250 trail bike
Current bike: SuperDuke
Dream ride: To ride the Himalayas

First bike: CB250
Current bike: I’m between bikes so I often jump on the MT07 we have at the office for a ride.
Dream ride: I’m planning to sample more bikes to work out which is best for me.

Once upon a time: I worked in the automotive field in a variety of roles. I spent 27 years at Repco, where I imported, serviced and sold garage equipment.

What do you do now? I’m involved in both recruitment and staff training. I work with our great team of instructors to ensure they can continue to raise the bar across the industry.

Best thing about working at SU? Learning new things and seeing the company develop into a really powerful presence in rider training.

Best thing about your job? Working side-by-side with a motivated and dedicated team in both management and on the ranges. Stay Upright really is an enjoyable place to work.

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