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 212KB/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 K Lundy|
|(Office of the President - Mena Kakakios)||Ms WS Machin|
|Email: email@example.com||Ms M Mastroianni|
|Ms C Taylor|
|Mr T Trumper|
|Ms R Botsman|
|Ms F Simson||Director Liaison - Silvana Velkovski|
|Phone: (02) 9276 7260||Email:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 5 December 2015, having served on the Board since 5 December 2005. He was unanimously elected as President at the May 2014 Board Meeting (effective on 1 July 2014). 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, Policy & Advocacy Committee and Data, Digital and Technology Committee. He is also a director of the Australian Automobile Association.
Mr Loades successfully established, grew and ran Auto Advantage, an independent car broking business that disrupted the motor vehicle retail industry. The business introduced a new and easier way for people to purchase new and used cars. After almost 15 years of successful growth, the business was purchased in August 2015 by a listed company and integrated into their larger operations. He still consults and provides strategic advice to the business.
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 Board Member of Hunter Tourism and a Life Member, past President of Nobbys Surf Life Saving Club and former director of the Hunter Region SLSA Helicopter Rescue Service Limited.
|Deputy President 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 a casual vacancy and was elected as a non-executive Director on 5 December 2015. On 9 December 2015 she was elected as Deputy President. She is Chair of the Policy & Advocacy Committee and ex-officio member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, Data, Digital & Technology Committee, Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee and the Finance & Investments 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 a member of the Board of NSW Farmers Association for five years.
She was the first woman to represent the NSW Farmers' Association as its President and Chair. She currently sits on the Board of the National Farmers' Federation, the Board of the Australian Made Campaign Ltd and Muscular Dystrophy NSW.
|Mr DR (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 5 December 2015, having served on the Board since 6 December 2008. He is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and 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.
|Ms K (Kate) Lundy
Mann Region - The Australian Capital Territory and southern NSW
|Ms Lundy was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on 25 March 2015 to fill a casual vacancy and was elected as a non-executive director on 5 December 2015. She is the chair of the Data, Digital & Technology Committee and a member of 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 the Executive Director of Technology Innovation Partners Pty Ltd, a private consulting company. She is also a director of Australian Cyber Security Research Institute, Australian Sports Technology Network and Bastion Strategic and Global Outcomes Pty Ltd. Ms Lundy also works part time as the ACT and region Local Industry Advocate.
|Ms WS (Wendy) Machin
BA Comm, M. Comm
Coghlan Region - NSW North Coast
Ms Machin has served as a non-executive Director of the NRMA since her appointment to a casual vacancy on 30 March 2005. She has been re-elected at the three subsequent Board elections representing the region of Coghlan. Ms Machin served as President from 10 December 2008 to 30 June 2014. From 1 July 2014 to 9 December 2015, 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.
Ms Machin is a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee and the Finance and Investments Committee.
Ms Machin is also the Independent Chair of the Customer Owned Banking Association, Chair of the NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust Board, and Director of ANCAP and a Director of Destination NSW.
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. On leaving Parliament Ms Machin worked in a variety of private sector and consulting roles. She has also served as a member of the Migration and Refugee Review Tribunal from 2004 to 2008. Voluntary service includes 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.
Ms Machin owns and maintains a beef cattle property near Wingham, NSW.
||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 a casual vacancy and was elected as a non-executive director on 5 December 2015. She is the chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and a member of the Finance & Investments Committee.
Ms Mastroianni is an experienced Director and CEO with expertise in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, 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 in Australia (UOW College), Dubai (University of Wollongong in Dubai) and Hong Kong (CCCU). She has extensive service industry experience including the Port Corporation and Uniting Care.
Ms Mastroianni holds a Bachelor and Master of Commerce, is a Fellow of CPA Australia, A/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 a member of its Audit and Risk Committee. She is a member of the Community Alliance Credit Union Audit Committee Audit Committee. Ms Mastroianni was a former member of Wollongong Catholic Dioceses Finance Council and Chair of the NSW Retirement Village Ministerial Advisory Council.
|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 5 December 2015, having served on the Board since her appointment on 12 February 2008. She is a member of the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee and Policy & Advocacy 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.
|Mr T (Tim) Trumper
Harbour Region - Sydney, Inner West & North Shore
|Mr Trumper was appointed to the Board as a non-executive Director on 12 May 2014 to fill a casual vacancy and was elected as a non-executive director on 5 December 2015. He is Chair of the Finance & Investments Committee and a member of the Data, Digital & Technology Committee, the Governance, Compensation & Nomination Committee and the Finance & Investment 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 in 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.
|Ms R (Rachel) Botsman
Ms. Botsman was appointed to the Board as a specialist non-executive Director on 21 September 2016. She is a member of the Finance & Investment Committee and the Data, Digital & Technology Committee.
Rachel Botsman is recognised as a global thought leader on the new economy and how technology is changing the way we can live, work, bank and travel. She originated the theory of 'collaborative consumption' with her acclaimed book What's Mine is Yours. Time magazine has listed the theory as one of the top 10 ideas that will change the world. Her TED talks on the subject have been viewed more than two million times.