Our Board of 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.
|Mr K Loades||Mr D Bentham|
|Phone: (02) 9276 7211||Ms M Mastroianni|
|(Office of the President - Mena Kakakios)||Ms F Simson|
|Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Ms C Taylor|
|Mr T Trumper|
|Ms WS Machin||Director Liaison - Silvana Velkovski|
|Phone: (02) 9276 7260||Email:email@example.com|
|President Mr K (Kyle) Loades
Keele Region - NSW Central Coast & Hunter
|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. He is a former Director and President of Hunter Business Chamber, a former Director of Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Limited, a former Board Member of Hunter Tourism and a Life Member and past President of Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club.
|Deputy President Ms WS (Wendy) Machin
BA Comms, M. Comms
Coghlan Region - NSW North Coast
|Ms Machin was re-elected as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having been appointed to the Board on 30 March 2005. She was elected as President on 10 December 2008 and re-elected as President on 6 December 2011, following the conclusion of the 2011 Board of Directors' Election. She stepped down as President on 1 July 2014 to become Deputy President. She is an ex-officio member of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee, and the Finance & Investments Committee, the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee. She is also a Director of Destination NSW, the National Occupational Licensing Authority, the NSW Government Biofuels Expert Panel and a member of the ANZ Stadium Advisory Committee. She is a former Director of the Australian Automobile Association.
Ms Machin owns and maintains a beef cattle property near Wingham, NSW.
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.
|Mr D (David) Bentham, OAM
C. Eng., M. Eng. Sc.
Cox Region - Western Sydney & Blue Mountains
|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 Baulkham Hills Shire Council and a former Board member of the Western Sydney Area Health Board (Westmead Hospital). He is a Director of Bentham Investments Pty Ltd.
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 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.
|Ms M (Marisa) Mastroianni
B.Com, M.Com, GAICD, FCPA, AFAIM
Hoddle Region - South Sydney and the Illawarra
|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.
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. 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 Planning Committee, a Member of Wollongong Catholic Dioceses Finance Council and Audit and Risk Committee and a Member of Community Alliance Credit Union Audit Committee. Ms Mastroianni was the former Chair of the Retirement Village Ministerial Advisory Council.
|Ms F (Fiona) Simson
BA (Bus), GAICD
Townsend Region - Greater Western NSW
|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.
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.
|Ms C (Coral) Taylor
Howe Region - Ryde, North West Sydney & Hawkesbury
|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 and the Audit & Risk Management Committee. She is a Director of Tamroc Enterprises Pty Ltd, a company engaged in the building industry.
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.