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Our Board of Directors

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The NRMA Group is led by a Board of Directors, which comprises 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 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
Ms WS Machin Mr D Bentham
Phone: (02) 9276 7211 Mr GJ Blight
(Office of the President - Mena Kakakios) Mr K Loades
Email: president@mynrma.com.au Mr AH Evans
Ms D Fraser
Deputy President Ms C Taylor
Mr MT Tynan Director Liaison - Silvana Velkovski 
Phone: (02) 9276 7260 Email:directors@mynrma.com.au

Wendy Machin
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 is Chair of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee, a  member of the Finance & Investments Committee, the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee. She is also a Director of the Australian Automobile Association, Destination NSW, the National Occupational Licensing Authority and a member of the ANZ Stadium Advisory Committee.

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 and undertakes private consulting work in issues management.

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Michael Tynan
Deputy President Mr MT (Michael) Tynan
OAM, QM, FAICD

Hoddle Region - Southern Sydney & Illawarra

Mr Tynan was re-elected as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having served on the Board since 18 January 2003. He was originally elected as Deputy President on 27 January 2005 and, following the 2011 Board Election, was re-elected as Deputy President. Mr Tynan is the Deputy Chair of both the Finance & Investments Committee and the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee and is the Board-appointed representative on the Vehicle Rental Industry Advisory Panel.

He is the Managing Director of the Tynan Motors Group and was a former Mayor and Councillor of Sutherland Shire Council (1974 - 1991). He served on the National Board of Calvary Health Care Services and is currently Chair of the Calvary Community Council. Michael is also a Board Member of a large number of private companies and charities, including the Honda Foundation. He is a Councillor and Life Member of the Motor Traders Association.

Mr Tynan is a recipient of Rotary's Paul Harris medal for community service.

David bentham
Mr D (David) Bentham
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 current Councillor of The Hills Shire Council and a Director of Bentham Investments Pty Ltd.

David is very interested in community health and safety. He fully supports the International Decade of Road Safety, hoping 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 and the Blue Mountains. David has lived in the region for more than 40 years and strongly represents the interests of NRMA Members locally.

Graham Blight
Mr GJ (Graham) Blight
Townsend Region - Western NSW

Mr Blight was re-elected as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having served on the Board since 18 January 2003. He is a member of the Policy & Advocacy Committee and the Finance & Investments Committee. He is the Board-appointed representative on the Holiday Parks Industry Advisory Panel and is the NRMA Ambassador for Alternative Fuels and Technologies.

Mr Blight is involved in agriculture and agricultural businesses and a former trade representative and adviser on agricultural matters to the Federal Government. He was President of the National Farmers' Federation from 1991-1994 and President of the Ricegrowers Association of Australia for nine years. He was also President of the World Farmers' Federation from 1994 – 1998 and consultant to the World Bank in 1996. Mr Blight was a Director of SunRice Australia from 1969 - 2003. He is the former Chair of the Wheat Export Marketing Alliance and currently a Director of several private and family company businesses.

Kyle Loades
Mr K (Kyle) Loades
FAICD

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 is the Chair of the Finance & Investments Committee, a member of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee and and is the Board-appointed representative on the Travel Industry Advisory Panel.

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 a Director of Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Limited and a member of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal Committee. 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. 

Alan Evans
Mr AH (Alan) Evans
GAICD

Mann Region - South Coast NSW & ACT

Mr Evans was re-elected to the Board as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having served on the Board since 18 January 2003. He was President from 27 January 2005 to 10 December 2008. He is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Policy & Advocacy Committee and is the Board-appointed representative on the Vehicle Servicing and Repair Industry Advisory Panel.

Mr Evans is a past President of the Australian Automobile Association. He is also Executive Chairman and owner of Dyno Dynamics (Aust) Pty Ltd, Strategic Consulting Services Pty Ltd and a Director of Citywide Service Solutions Pty Ltd. He is a Director of Eco-Motive, an Australian company developing alternative fuel technologies for motorists. He has also held senior executive positions in the public and private sectors, including CEO of Medicines Australia, Head of the Commonwealth Office of Regional Development, Executive General Manager of AusIndustry and Principal Adviser to the Federal Treasurer.

He has qualifications in engineering, law and economics. Mr Evans is a active motor sport participant and is currently a Director of CAMS Pty Ltd (Confederation of Australian Motor Sports).

He drives extensively throughout Australia, particularly in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.

Dawn Fraser
Ms D (Dawn) Fraser
AO MBE

Simms Region - Inner West & East Sydney

Ms Fraser was re-elected to the Board as a non-executive Director on 3 December 2011, having served on the Board since 5 December 2005. She is Deputy Chair of the Policy & Advocacy Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee. She is the Board-appointed Face of Members' Group Escorted Tours.

Ms Fraser is well known for her Olympic and Commonwealth swimming achievements, as a swimming coach and as an Independent Member of the NSW Parliament in the late 1980s. Ms Fraser was a Director of NRMA Limited during the period from 1991 - 1995 .

She is a Director of Wests Tigers NRL Club, the Balmain Leagues Club, the Laureaus World Sport Academy and the Save the Bilby Foundation. In addition, Ms Fraser is Patron of Australian Ladies Professional Golf, the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, the Noosa Triathlon and the Volunteer Lifeguard. Ms Fraser is also an Ambassador for Live Life Villages. 

Coral Taylor
Ms C (Coral) Taylor
GAICD

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 the 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.

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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