Our People

Renton Millar

Renton Millar has been skateboarding for almost thirty years and is a former World Cup Champion (Vert, 2009) and former Australian Champion (Bowl, 2012).

He was voted in the top 25 Most Influential Australian Skaters of the past 25 years by Slam Magazine (2014) and in the top 25 Most Influential Australian Skateboarders by The Skaters Journal (2005).

Renton is the International Skateboard Federation Representative for Australia, and has been a Board member of the Victorian Skateboard Association. Renton was integral in the campaigning and designing for some of Australia’s marquee skate parks including St Kilda and Prahran as well as the world’s largest skate park that was built in Shanghai, China.

Renton teaches skateboarding regularly in Australia with his own business Shredability, as well as at the World’s premier Skatecamp Woodward in Pennsylvania, in China, and in Berlin Germany.

Renton also organised the largest Australian only contest series with a purse of $80,000, the Mountain Dew Battle for Supremacy in Sydney and Melbourne in 2009.

Renton is also an accomplished MC, has been a regular contributor to Slam Magazine, as well as having his own TV show on Fuel TV from 2004 to 2014 called Bailgun Diary. Renton has also hosted many TV specials such as Bondi Bowlarama.

Renton has also studied Masters level Marketing, holding the Executive Certificate in Marketing from Monash University, and has worked on branding projects with Billabong, Oakley, Mountain Dew and Globe.

Guy Gibbons

Guy Gibbons is the CEO of Bennett Carroll Solicitors, a law firm of 40 years standing. Guy is also the founder of Catalyst Sports Management which is in its third decade of operation.

Guy is the chairman of trustees of The Board Meeting, a charity which holds surfing events around Australia to raise funds to buy equipment for families with disabled children.

As a lawyer Guy’s expertise involves advising commercial clients on structure and management of businesses and not for profit organisations in the charity and disability sector, and in the broader commercial community.

Guy is an adviser to several stakeholders in the professional surfing community, the motorsport community and the rugby union and rugby league communities. The evolution of each of these sports is a great foundation for the process of evolving skateboarding into a professionally run activity with direction and purpose.

Guy was involved in the 1970’s, in skateboarding within its first explosion, selling skateboards with his brother in South Brisbane and has a long connection with the activity.

David Cowling

David is a principal of Roberts & Cowling, an accounting firm which he co-founded at 19 years of age and has been growing strongly for 12 years. David is a Chartered Accountant who specialises in small to medium business development and growth. He has worked with businesses to help them grow from startup to over $100 million in turnover.

David has worked closely with the Australian Skateboard Community Initiave over the past three years to assist them in developing their business in skateboarding. David also works with other skateboarding stakeholders in business, taxation and financial affairs. He brings a strong business and finance mind to the organisation to assist with governance and operational matters.