Welcome to the National Roads & Motorists’ Association

Our Board of Directors

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The NRMA Group is led by a Board of Directors, which comprises a maximum of nine non-executive Directors.

The Board is responsible for appointing the Group Chief Executive Officer, the management and control of the business and affairs of the Group, and establishing Committees with delegated authority. The Board must also adopt a Code of Conduct (PDF 189KB/13 pages) for Directors.

The Board and Committees are paid fees for their service.

Every fourth year a full Board election is held, which gives Members the opportunity to vote for a Director to represent the nine regions across NSW and the ACT.

President Directors
Mr K Loades Mr D Bentham
Phone: (02) 9276 7211 Ms M Mastroianni
(Office of the President - Mena Kakakios) Ms F Simson
Email: president@mynrma.com.au Ms C Taylor
Mr T Trumper
Ms K Lundy
Deputy President
Ms WS Machin Director Liaison - Silvana Velkovski 
Phone: (02) 9276 7260 Email:directors@mynrma.com.au

President Mr K (Kyle) Loades
FAICD
Mr Loades was re-elected to the Board as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having served on the Board since 5 December 2005. He was unanimously elected as President on 1 July 2014, following the decision by Ms Machin to step down as President and take up the role of Deputy President. He is the Chair of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee and an ex-officio member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, the Finance & Investments Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee. He is also a director of the Australian Automobile Association.

He is Managing Director of Auto Advantage, an independent motor vehicle buying/advisory service that delivers vehicles to clients Australia-wide from its Hunter and Central Coast base. He has a background in motor vehicle retail and fleet sales and in the transport sector.

Mr Loades is Chairman of the Hunter Medical Research Institute Foundation and is a Director of Hunter Medical Research Institute and Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Limited. He is a former Director and President of Hunter Business Chamber, a former Board Member of Hunter Tourism and a Life Member and past President of Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club.
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Wendy Machin Deputy President Ms WS (Wendy) Machin
BA Comm, M. Comm

Ms Machin has served as a non-executive Director of the NRMA since 30 March 2005. She has been elected at subsequent elections on 6 December 2008 and 3 December 2011. She served as President from 10 December 2008 to 30 June 2014, when she chose to step down to facilitate an orderly transition of the Presidency after nearly 6 years in the role. From 1 July 2014, she assumed the role of Deputy President in order to provide continuity and support to the President and Board at a time of some Board renewal following the retirement of several long serving Directors.

She is Chair of the Finance and Investments Committee, an ex-officio member of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee, the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee.

Ms Machin is also the Independent Chair of the Customer Owned Banking Association, Chair of the NSW Government Crown Holiday Parks Board, Deputy Chair of ANCAP, Director of Destination NSW, and a member of the ANZ Stadium Advisory Committee. She is a former Director of the Australian Automobile Association.

Ms Machin served as a member of the NSW Legislative Assembly for 11 years. She was the first woman elected to represent the National Party in the NSW Legislative Assembly in 1985. She held portfolios in Government and Opposition including Minister for Consumer Affairs and Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport. She was President of Save the Children Fund NSW from 1996 to 2000, Deputy Chair of the Australian Republican Movement from 1997 to 2000 and has served on the National Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. She has also served as a member of the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunal from 2004 to 2008.

Ms Machin owns and maintains a beef cattle property near Wingham, NSW. She is married with 3 children

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David bentham Mr DR (David) Bentham OAM
C. Eng, M. Eng. Sc

Mr Bentham was re-elected to the Board as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having served on the Board since 6 December 2008. He is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and is a member of the Policy & Advocacy Committee.

David is a retired chartered mining and civil engineer, the former Deputy Mayor of The Hills Shire Council and a former Board member of the Western Sydney Area Health Board (Westmead Hospital).

David is very interested in community health and safety. He fully supports the FIA's International Decade of Road Safety, hoping that this will result in a refocusing on how NSW and Australia develop and manage our road network and systems.
The subject of toll roads and how they impact on members is of particular concern.

The geographical area represented by Mr Bentham is the NRMA region of Cox, which takes in suburbs in Western Sydney. David has lived in the region for more than 40 years and strongly represents the interests of NRMA Members locally. He believes population growth and the imbalance of jobs in Western Sydney is having a major impact on all modes of transport, particularly on the main corridors.

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Ms M (Marisa) Mastroianni 
B.Com, M.Com, GAICD, FCPA, AFAIM

Ms Mastroianni was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on 19 January 2015 to fill the casual vacancy created by the retirement of long standing director, Michael Tynan. She is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Finance & Investments Committee.

Ms Mastroianni is an experienced Director and CEO with expertise in strategic and operational planning, mergers, financial and risk management, corporate governance and change management. Ms Mastroianni is currently the Group CEO of UOW Enterprises, a global education company which is a subsidiary of the University of Wollongong.

Ms Mastroianni leads an international team of highly skilled professionals with operations both locally (UOW College) and offshore in Dubai (University of Wollongong in Dubai) and Hong Kong (CCCU). She has extensive service industry experience including maritime, health, retirement and aged care sectors.

Ms Mastroianni holds a Bachelor and Master of Commerce, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, Assoc. Fellow of AIM and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Mastroianni is a Director of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Health District Board and the Audit and Risk Committee, and a Member of Community Alliance Credit Union Audit Committee. Ms Mastroianni was the former member of Wollongong Catholic Dioceses Finance Council and Chair of the Retirement Village Ministerial Advisory Council.

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Ms F (Fiona) Simson
BA (Bus), GAICD
Ms Simson was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on the 19 January 2015 to fill the casual vacancy created by the retirement of long standing director, Graham Blight. She is a member of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee.

Fiona is a passionate advocate for rural and regional communities and issues. Growing up on a property near Armidale, in NSW, she completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Canberra before working in Sydney and overseas. She has also qualified with a Cert. IV in Training and Workplace Assessment and is a Graduate of the AICD.

She and her husband Ed run a family farm on the Liverpool Plains near Premer in northwest NSW. "The Plantation" is a mixed cropping and grazing enterprise, growing a variety of both summer and winter crops, and breeding and fattening Poll Hereford cattle. She has represented her local community on a variety of community groups, served a full term as an elected councillor on Liverpool Plains Shire Council, and has been a member of the Board of NSW Farmers Association for five years.

She is the first woman to represent the NSW Farmers' Association as its President and Chair, and will step down in July after a full four year term. She also sits on the Board of the National Farmers' Federation, and Muscular Dystrophy NSW.
Coral Taylor Ms C (Coral) Taylor
GAICD

Ms Taylor was re-elected to the Board as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having served on the Board since her appointment on 12 February 2008. She is a member and immediate past Chair of the Policy & Advocacy Committee and is a member of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee.

She is a Director of Tamroc Enterprises Pty Ltd, a company engaged in the building industry and also sits on the of board of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR)

With more than 25 years' experience in the motor sport industry, Ms Taylor is currently responsible for the management of the Neal Bates Motorsport Rally Team and has been the Australian Rally Champion four times as co-driver with Neal Bates.

Ms Taylor is a passionate motoring enthusiast and has a strong interest in road safety issues, driver training and young drivers.

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Mr T (Tim) Trumper
MBA (Entrepreneurism)

Mr Trumper was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on 12 May 2014 following the retirements of Mr Geoff Toovey and Ms Dawn Fraser and a restructuring of the NRMA's electoral boundaries which resulted in the new region of Harbour being created. He is a member of the Finance & Investment Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee.

Mr Trumper is currently an Advisor to the Board of Quantium, a leading data analytics business and is an experienced company CEO and Non-Executive Director with 25 years in a range of categories including Big Data, internet, e-commerce, financial services and media. He also has extensive experience in consumer publishing, internet and television. He has worked in and with leading global and Australian organisations, including PBL, Time Warner and Microsoft. He has also held board roles ASX companies and in private fast-growth companies. He is a former board member of the Foundation board of Southern Cross University.

In addition, Mr Trumper is the co-founder of Bestest Charity with fellow director and Chairman, Hon. Bob Hawke. The Bestest Foundation has raised over $ 4 Million for disadvantaged Australian Children. The Board comprises some of Australia's highest profile business executives.

He holds an MBA with distinction in Strategic Management and a major in Entrepreneurism.

Mr Trumper said one of his main priorities as local director was to work with key stakeholders to help find solutions to transport issues.

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Ms K Lundy

Ms K Lundy (Kate)
GAICD

Ms Lundy was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on 25 March 2015 to fill the casual vacancy created by the retirement of long standing director, Alan Evans. She is a member of the Finance & Investments Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee.

Ms Lundy retired as the Senator for the ACT on 24 March 2015, having been first elected to the Federal Parliament in 1996. She was re-elected at every subsequent general election. She served as the Federal Minister for Sport and Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting for Industry, Innovation and the Digital Economy in the Gillard/Rudd Government.

She is heavily involved in a large number of community and sporting activities which reflect her broad range of interests.

Ms Lundy is a Director of Technology Innovation Partners Pty Ltd, a private company advising clients who are seeking to innovate with technology solutions which are in the latter stages of development or the early stages of commercialisation.
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