Each member of Today’s Plan management team brings a unique blend of professional skills honed over many years of practical experience. Our founding team includes a qualified sports scientist, two leading software development engineers and two business people with extensive experience in Information Technology and the cycling industry. Apart from professional qualifications, we are all avid riders!
Ben Bowley – Managing Director
Ben’s professional career has been primarily focussed in leading tech companies including Apple, Panasonic & Raymarine. As a Masters rider, his personal training journey using Mark Fenner’s training methodology has shown him the value of that methodology.
“I was riding a lot but not training smart. I completed my first 100 km MTB race in 6 hrs and almost gave up racing! But I made contact with Mark Fenner. Having a busy career and growing family I found having a structured training plan gave me much better training value for my time. After following Mark’s training program, my time in the same event dropped to 4 hrs 47 mins, and I enjoyed the ride!”
Andrew Hall – Chief Technology Officer
Andrew has over 15 years experience in systems engineering and software development. During this time he has worked for a number of successful start up companies, including companies focused on cyber security, VOIP, hosted/cloud services and products for military applications. Andrew has a Bsc Science (Computer Science) and LLB Laws.
Andrew has also been a leading mountain bike athlete, racing in elite national endurance and ultra-endurance events.
Andrew is a “training with power” evangelist, running power meters since 2010 on all his road and mountain bikes.
James Peek – Product Designer
James has 20 years experience in digital design and developing web applications. He has worked on notable projects for both private and public sector organisations including Rio Tinto, Qantas, Telstra and various Australian and local government departments.
Matthew is an successful technology entrepreneur with experience in development and commercialisation of software, hardware, cyber security and communications technologies. Matthew recently led the team that successfully built and sold award winning cyber security firm M5 Network Security to US defense contractor Northrop Grumman. An experienced administrator and business strategist with international experience, Matthew currently manages a range of technology startup investments for Penten a private investment group. Matthew has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mark Fenner – Coach
Mark is a coaching guru. His proven methodology has been used to help all levels of cyclists from beginners to elite athletes achieve their goals with the time they have available. It is this methodology that forms the sports science behind Today’s Plan.
Mark has been riding and racing bikes for over 30 years, and obtained his Bsc Hons Sports Science degree in 1996.
During this time Mark coached numerous athletes across many different sporting disciplines alongside Andy Matthews who went on to work for McLaren and specifically Coulthard. This was also the first time Mark worked with Simon Jones testing a young Bradley Wiggins fresh from winning a World Junior Pursuit title.
Mark lectured on Sports and Exercise Science, Anatomy and Physiology at the Chichester College of Technology in England. During this period Mark raced Duathlon achieving an age group Silver Medal in the European Championships in Germany and winning numerous open duathlons in the United Kingdom. Mark understands the body and whilst he continues to race on and off road he is a successful runner managing to qualify for the AAA start for the London Marathon.
Mark has gone on to become one of Australia’s top cycling coaches, looking after a range of athletes from pro-tour riders and pro-continental teams, to world cup mountain bike riders, and national level athletes across multiple disciplines.