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 reviewed and approved its 'Code of Conduct for Directors' on 26 October 2016. 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 six regions across NSW and the ACT.

Board Charter, Board Committees and Directors' Fees

NRMA Election of Directors

Chair

Mr Tim Trumper

Deputy Chair

Ms Fiona Simson

Directors

Mr David Bentham
Ms Kate Lundy
Ms Marisa Mastroianni
Mr Gary Smith
Mr Derek Stanwell
Ms Coral Taylor

 

Mr Tim Trumper MBA

Mr Tim Trumper

Non Executive Director and Chair - Harbour Region

Tim is a Director of Platinum Asset Management Limited and Advisor to Quantium, Australia’s leading data and analytics company, Director of the Population Research Health Network (PRHN) and holds interests in several private high growth innovative companies. He is an authority on how to use information and technology to drive innovation, for corporate strategy and for a better society. His core interest relates to the role of directors to create good governance, for the service of customers and the community.

Tim is an experienced chair, non- executive director, former CEO, and advisor for high-performance global and Australian companies. His career has spanned diverse categories including artificial intelligence and machine learning, big data, digital transformation, mobility and transport, financial services and media.

Along with fellow directors and Chairman Hon. R J Hawke, Tim helped to establish The Bestest Foundation. This charity has raised over $4,000,000 for disadvantaged Australian children.

Tim brings to the Board a wealth of experience in working with large scale complex consumer facing businesses, where new technology is impacting the current and future needs of customers. He is passionate about helping organisations become more customer centric for a future that is sustainable for all stakeholders.

Term of office
Date first appointed (casual vacancy): 12 May 2014
Last re-elected: 5 December 2015
Retirement date: 12 May 2026

Committees

Chair and Member of the:
Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee

Member of the:
Audit and Risk Management Committee
Finance and Investments Committee 
Policy and Advocacy Committee

Ms Fiona Simson, BA (Bus), GAICD

Deputy Chair Ms F Fiona Simson

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 Chair. She is Chair of the Policy & Advocacy Committee and ex-officio member of the Audit & Risk Management 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 a Cert. IV in Training and Workplace Assessment and is a Graduate of the AICD.

She and her husband Ed run a farm on the Liverpool Plains near Premer in northwest NSW. "The Plantation" is a mixed cropping and grazing enterprise, growing a variety of 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 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.

An experienced Chair, Fiona is particularly interested in the development of good governance and policy, and passionate about outcomes tosupport the potential, sustainability and growth of rural and regional communities.

Term of office
Date first appointed (casual vacancy):19 January 2015
Last re-elected: 5 December 2015
Retirement date: 19 January 2027

Committees
Chair and Member of the:
Policy and Advocacy Committee

Member of the:
Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee

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

Mr DR David Bentham OAM

Non - Executive Director - Cox Region

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 the road network and systems

The subject of toll roads and how they impact on members is of particular concern to David.

The geographical area represented by David is the NRMA region of Cox, which takes in suburbs in Western Sydney. He 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.

David holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering. In the 2015 New Year’s honours list, he was awarded an OAM for Services to the community and to business.

David has a special gift of listening to members residing in Western Sydney. He cultivates this and presents the battlers’ perspective when appropriate, hoping to improve the quality of life for all in our community.


Term of office

Date first elected: 6 December 2008
Last re-elected: 5 December 2015
Retirement date: 6 December 2020

Committees
Member of the:
Audit and Risk Management Committee 
Policy and Advocacy Committee.
 
Ms Kate Lundy (GAICD)

Ms Kate Lundy

Non- Executive Director - Mann Region

 

Kate 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 a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kate is actively involved in a number of community and sporting clubs which reflect her broad range of interests. Ms Lundy is the Managing Director of Technology Innovation Partners Pty Ltd, a private consulting company. She is also a Director of the Cyber Security Research Centre, Electro Optic Systems, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and the National Youth Science Forum.

She also works part time as the ACT and region Defense Industry Advocate.

Kate has been recognised with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by the ANU for her contribution to policy and advocacy in the information and communication technology sector.

Kate brings to the Board her interest and experience in the impact of technological change in our society, community and economy. She maintains her longstanding commitment to regional development over many years with a focus.


Term of office

Date first appointed (casual vacancy): 25 March 2015
Last re-elected: 5 December 2015
Retirement date: 25 March 2027

Committees
Member of the:
Audit and Risk Management Committee 
Policy and Advocacy Committee.
Ms Marisa Mastroianni (B.Com, M.Com, GAICD, FCPA, AFAIM)

Ms Marisa Mastroianni

Non-Executive Director - Hoddle Region

Marisa is currently the Managing Director and Group CEO of UOW Global Enterprises, a global education company, which is a subsidiary of the University of Wollongong. She also brings extensive service industry experience including holding executive roles at the Port Corporation and Uniting Care.

She holds a Bachelor and Master of Commerce, is a Harvard Alumnus, Fellow of CPA Australia, Assoc. Fellow of AIM and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Marisa is a Director of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Health District Board and is a member of its Audit and Risk Committee. She is a member of the Community Alliance Credit Union Audit Committee.

Marisa is an experienced Director and CEO and brings to the Board expertise in strategic planning, financial and risk management, mergers and acquisitions and change management. She has extensive experience in corporate governance with an emphasis on transparency and sustainable performance. She is a strong advocate for reliable, safe and efficient transport links as an enabler of regional prosperity and growth.


Term of office

Date first appointed (casual vacancy): 19 January 2015
Last re-elected: 5 December 2015
Retirement date: 19 January 2027

Committees
Chair and Member of the:
Audit and Risk Management Committee

Member of the:
Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee
Finance and Investments Committee
Mr Gary Smith (B.Comm, FCA FAICD)

NRMA Director Gary Smith

Non-Executive Director 
(Appointed)


Gary, is Chairman of Flight Centre, one of the world’s largest retail and corporate travel businesses, operating in over 30 countries and one of the industry’s enduring success stories. He is also a Director of Michael Hill International Limited and Chair of that company’s Audit and Risk committee. 

Gary is founder and Managing Director of Tourism Leisure Corporation, which has for over 20 years operated several businesses within the tourism and leisure industries. He also has extensive experience in audit and risk due to his early career at Arthur Andersen & Co and his long career as a public company director where he has served on a number of Audit and Risk committees. He is a chartered accountant.  

An experienced Chairman and non – executive director, Gary is a life member of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council and a former Chairman of that organisation. He is also a former deputy chair and director of Ecotourism Australia, which is Australia’s leading industry group representing the nature based segment of the tourism industry. He was also a director of Tourism and Events Queensland. 

Gary has extensive experience in regional tourism, he and his colleagues conceived the much heralded Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island. Gary guided the establishment of the resort as a leader in the relatively new area of ecotourism and operated the business from opening in 1992 until its sale in early 2018.

Gary brings to the board a very broad experience of developing, acquiring and operating a wide variety of tourism businesses, from resorts and hotels to tourist attractions. He has a deep understanding of the tourism industry, including how tourism can play a major role in the improvement of economies in regional Australia.


Term of office

Date first appointed by the Board: 14 May 2018 for a fixed two year term
Fixed retirement date: 13 May 2020

Committees
Member of the:
Audit and Risk Management Committee 
Finance and Investments Commitee
Mr Derek Stanwell BA (Hons), LLB (Hons), BCL

NRMA Director Derek Stanwell

Non-Executive Director 
(Appointed)


Derek is a corporate adviser with over 20 years’ experience advising large companies in Australia and overseas. He has worked with many of Australia’s leading brands on transformational transactions across a wide range of industries including travel and tourism, real estate, telecommunications, financial services and media. His experience includes advising on well over $100 billion worth of corporate transactions. For many years, Derek held senior roles at Morgan Stanley in Sydney, New York and Hong Kong. More recently, he founded Northcliff, a specialist corporate advisory firm.

Derek is focused on helping leading Australian companies adapt and succeed in times of rapid change. He is a strong supporter of the ideals of community and access which led to the founding of the NRMA and underpin its success.

He lives in Sydney with his wife and two children and has a long-standing involvement in community sport - as coach, player and spectator. He was educated at Sydney and Oxford universities.

Derek brings to the Board the benefit of his strategic and financial insight, developed over many years advising companies in Australia and overseas. He has particular expertise in corporate strategy and in the execution of corporate M&A transactions.

Term of office
Date first appointed by the Board: 14 May 2018 for a fixed two year term
Fixed retirement date: 13 May 2020

Committees
Chair and Member of the:
Finance and Investments Committee

Member of the:
Audit and Risk Management Committee
Finance and Investments Committee

Ms Coral Taylor (GAICD)

Ms Coral Taylor

Non-Executive Director - Howe Region

With more than 25 years’ experience in the motor sport industry, Coral 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.

Coral is a passionate motoring enthusiast and has a strong interest in road safety issues, driver training and young drivers. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is also 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).

She was inducted into the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame in March 2017.

Coral forged an unconventional career path in motorsport and brings to the Board her passion for motoring, her knowledge of the automotive industry and a genuine desire to increase motorists’ education and enjoyment of driving safely. Coral brings a customer service focus to the Board.


Term of office

Date first appointed (casual vacancy): 12 February 2008
Last re-elected: 5 December 2015
Retirement date: 12 February 2020

Committees

Member of the:
Governance, Compensation and Nomination Committee
Policy and Advocacy Committee.