We are a powerful group of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals with experience in disability and travel. With a vast wealth of knowledge, we are all passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities.
We have made it our mission to enable all people to move around life with confidence.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Rod has the experience of being born with Cerebral Palsy. He began his career in commercial radio and later moved into travel for the mobility impaired community. For 10 years he was a co-founder and travel guide of Neverland Adventures, creating unforgettable moments for people who were terminally ill or severely impaired. These experiences included bungee jumping in Australia, landing helicopters onto glaciers in New Zealand and parasailing in Bali.
Rod’s life goal is to remove obstacles for the mobility impaired community so that everyone can live life with confidence and dignity.
“At Accessible Globe, we work to help disabled people improve their lives by making it easier, more realistic and feasible, to plan, buy and enjoy holidays and activities, both locally and internationally. We do this by advising venues, destinations and events on accessibility and providing accessible products and services using our TV show, accessibility rating app, accommodation rating standard, web platform and mainstream travel agents.”
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Stefan Kovachev has been active in the information technology industry for over a decade. Having worked on a large number of diverse projects he possesses skills and knowledge throughout the whole spectrum of software and web development and has developed the Anywhere on Wheels App.
Stefan has degrees in both software development and business administration and is serving as the Chief Technology Officer for Accessible Globe and its undertakings.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Steve Swann is a CPA accountant who provides support for all things financial. He plays a key role in financial operations, risk management, strategic direction and corporate governance. He is also responsible for ensuring the company vision is aligned with operational cash flows and capabilities. Steve has also worked in many unpaid community roles and understands the great need in the sector for affordable and accessible travel and greater engagement with the community.
Roger broke his neck in 1973 aged 15. An incomplete quadriplegic, he has 45 years experience dealing with obstacles to access. He had a successful career in publishing before becoming an internet marketing entrepreneur in 1996, employing disabled staff he won government awards for supporting and developing the handicapped. He’s travelled extensively around the world, his dream is to create opportunities for other people with disabilities to stretch their horizons and venture far beyond their comfort zones, to achieve happy, exciting experiences, memories that last a lifetime.
Joe has been in the travel and airline industry for 42 years. He’s the M of Helloworld Travel Hervey Bay and Fraser Coast Air Services who are the GHA contractors for Qantaslink Hervey Bay, Qantas Freight Hervey Bay and Startrack Next Flights Hervey Bay. Joe was a director of the Tourism Fraser Coast Board for 11 years (and was chairman for 7 of those years). He has been a member of the Harvey World Travel Franchise council as a director and member representative and has been on various Council and Chamber of Commerce advisory groups representing the aviation and tourism industry. Joe has been the president of the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay and has engaged with many disability groups through his family and work and understands intimately the challenges faced by this sector.