With a broad career spanning from being a Learn to Swim instructor, an outdoor activity guide and a Professional Driver in the Australian Army, Joanne is an expert in helping people overcome fears and anxiousness when trying things for the first time. Joanne combines great patience with a caring, friendly and relaxed demeanour, and possesses a fun sense of humour. With her professional approach Joanne is able to make difficult things easy to learn.
Kevin Birks decided to become a professional driving instructor after his experience as a supervising driver with his three daughters. He found the supervising driver role challenging but very fulfilling and it encouraged him to learn more about the science of driving and driver training. He naturally turned to the NRMA and his career in education and training has taken off.
As manager of NRMA driver trainingl Central Coast, Michael has an exemplary record in the field of driver training. He is qualified to both train and assess Instructors and much of his work in the last few years has been in coaching and developing new driving instructors.
Ian has 12 years of experience in the driver training industry, and is keys2drive accredited and a Seniors Assessor. Ian develops a great bond with his students, helped by his quirky Irish sense of humour and his bright outlook on life. Ian's second love (after wife, Mary) is the industry itself – he enjoys contact with young people and derives great satisfaction in helping them learn lifelong driving skills that will keep them safe on the road.
Ginus brings great drive and enthusiasm to Central Coast NRMA driver training. His passion is to share his knowledge and understanding of low risk driving techniques and to communicate the importance of safe driving to his students. Ginus is appreciated for his relaxed and patient manner and he creates a calm learning environment which assists in achieving good driving outcomes.
Jeff has a background in motorsport and experienced driver training, as well as many years in the IT industry. He has a genuine passion for road safety and firmly believes that those who enjoy driving will become better drivers. Jeff encourages his students to catch the passion of driving but also passes on great wisdom in how this enthusiasm should be tempered.
Kerry previously enjoyed a long and successful career as a driver testing officer with Roads & Maritime services where she was known for creating a great rapport with applicants of all ages. Her ability to put people at ease helped them to relax throughout the test, allowing them to demonstrate their best driving skills.