Corporate Captains

Are you an established or emerging leader in your industry?

Are you looking to build your network and show intiative? 

You may be our next Corporate Captain!

Corporate Captains are our key partners, motivators and fundraising champions for River to Rooftop. 

In addition to scaling 1,040 stairs, Corporate Captains also commit to recruiting a team of 10 and raising a group total of $5,000. Don't miss your chance to make your mark while making a difference.

Learn more about becoming a Corporate Captain in 2019

Meet our 2018 corporate captains below!


Clare Sheng


Clare is the owner of The Fitting Room on Edward and the co-founder of The Modern Gentry.

A second generation family business, The Fitting Room has been helping Brisbane men improve their look for almost two decades.

After a five year career as a pharmacist, Clare left her profession to take over her mother’s small clothing alterations service in 2011. Since then, she has grown the family business into a seven-figure operation, employing 20+ staff, to become the largest alterations service in Queensland. Her clients include CEOs, politicians, major retailers and influencers across many industries.

Clare overcame racial and social prejudices, adopting innovative approaches to run this traditional business. In 2017, she won the Lord Mayor’s multicultural Young Business Person Award, Small Business Champion Award in Fashion, and a special mention in the Lord Mayor’s Business Innovation Award.


Katie Messer


Hi, I’m Katie I have worked with ANZ for 14 years this year. I have enjoyed a number of roles throughout my career, and currently work as a Senior Manager of Governance & Sales Integration.  I love a good challenge, problem solving and being part of a highly engaged team.

At home, life is full on. I am a mum to 4 beautiful little humans, I am sure I don’t need to tell you how busy that is. In saying that, without a doubt the most rewarding experience in life. I should also mention that I have a top shelf husband that keeps most days operating smoothly as well as running his own business.

I am proud to work in a company that constantly gives back to the community through various initiatives, and supports their employees to help make a difference.

Will I make it up 1040 stairs, hmmmmm maybe a few less visits to the chocolate box in a week, and a few more visits to Kangaroo Point!


Katie Dall


Katie is the co-owner of Activate Personal Training, located at Ground Level, 388 Queen Street.

Located in the heart of Brisbane City, Katie and her husband Pat run a boutique personal training studio which takes a holistic approach to health and fitness focusing on training, remedial massage and nutrition. Their state of the art studio equipment, personal trainers, dietitian and massage therapists provide the perfect environment for clients to achieve their fitness and wellness goals.

Katie balances running the studio and training her loyal corporate clients, with caring for their active six year old daughter and training for marathons and ultra trail running events. She loves encouraging others to get active and make running a part of a happy and healthy lifestyle. Katie is excited to be onboard as a corporate captain to build a great team to tackle the stairs at One One One Eagle Street and raise money and awareness for Women and Children affected by domestic violence.

“The statistics are staggering, and I really want to help make a difference and educate others that help and support is available. Women and kids should never have to feel trapped in relationships where domestic violence is occurring. I have friends that have been affected by domestic violence, so it is a cause close to my heart. And why not get fit and have fun in the process?!”


Bevan Gibbs


Bevan Gibbs is head of Human Resources at Arrow Energy and proud father of three delightful daughters.

He completed the 2016 River to Rooftop in around seven minutes and has been selected as Arrow’s Team Captain for 2018.

Arrow Energy, has assisted WLS to deliver programs in regional Queensland, funding vital community legal education programs and face to face appointments with highly vulnerable women and their children.

Bevan is excited for the physical challenge offered by the stair climb, but equally the opportunity to help people who need it most.

‘The stair challenge is intense’ Bevan said. ‘Your lungs and legs are put to the test’.

This challenge is nothing by comparison to that faced by thousands of women and children in Queensland every day who live in fear from domestic violence. Bevan is proud to give back and step up against domestic violence.


Erin Oxley


Erin is the National Director of Women in Design & Construction alongside Founder & National Director, Althea Papinczak. Women in Design and Construction (WIDAC) is a supportive networking group consisting of women from the design, construction and related industries who wish to share ideas, network and provide support for one another in a social setting. WIDAC’s mission is to is to empower, inspire, challenge and actively support women by creating a community of resilient and like-minded individuals.

Erin began her career in the construction industry by providing administrative support to project teams and customer service to clients and subcontractors. Amongst other responsibilities, Erin assisted predominately with tender submissions, event planning, managing accounts and document control for various projects. With a keen interest in the construction industry and whilst currently completing a Bachelor in Commercial Interior Design, Erin has recently transitioned from a role in Estimating at SHAPE Australia to a Project Coordinator. Erin came on board with WIDAC alongside Althea in January 2016 in her pursuit to create a networking event that was beneficial, relevant and actively supported women within the design, construction & related industries.

Erin and the team at WIDAC feel privileged and excited to support Brisbane’s River to Rooftop with our WIDAC community this year to raise awareness by stepping up against domestic violence.