Election of Directors
2019 Election of Directors
The election is underway where one Director will be elected from each of the six regions. Eligible Members are allocated to a region based on where they reside, and may cast their vote for a candidate in that region.
Contested regions – elections will be held
As there is more than one candidate an election will be held for the regions of Harbour and Howe. To see if you reside in Harbour or Howe, please refer to the information on ‘Regions’ below.
Members who reside in the regions of Harbour and Howe are encouraged to vote for the candidate they consider has the skills, experience and knowledge to be an NRMA Director.
The voting period of when eligible Members can cast their vote is between 23 September 2019 and 5pm, 28 October 2019 (Sydney time).
The names of the candidates listed below are in the order in which they will appear on the ballot.
Candidates for the Region of Harbour
The candidates standing in the election for Director on the NRMA Board from the region of Harbour are:
1. Mr Tim Trumper*
2. Mr Peter Hehir
*Denotes current NRMA director
Candidates for the Region of Howe
1. Mr Immanuel Selvaraj
2. Dr Kirsten Molloy
3. Mr Phil Powell
4. Mr Gordon Cramer
5. Mr Steven Bentham
6. Mr Tony Hay
The current Director from the region is not standing for re-election.
NRMA Today and Being a Director of NRMA
The NRMA is one of the largest member-owned mutual organisations in Australia with more than 2.6 million Members. For nearly 100 years, the NRMA has been there to keep people moving – a common purpose that remains to this day. It’s this dedication that now drives the NRMA beyond the roadside, to grow the transport and tourism offering for Members.
The NRMA is a public company limited by guarantee, owned by its Members, which means it reinvests its profits for the benefit of those Members. For the financial year ended 30 June 2019 it had over 2.6 million Members, 4.2 million passengers on ferries and tourism services, 1.8 million nights spent in hotels, cabins and campsites, 22,000 passenger and commercial car rental vehicles and 2,904 employees. For more information visit mynrma.com.au
Being a Director of the NRMA requires considerable skills, experience and commitment. The candidate elected as Director of the NRMA from each region will be responsible, collectively with the other Board members, for providing strategic direction and oversight of the NRMA’s diverse and complex operating businesses. As well as maintaining business performance, relevance to Members and keeping staff, Members, customers and the public safe.
Uncontested regions – no elections held
In the regions of Cox, Hoddle, Mann and Townsend, only one eligible Member nominated to stand for election, and was confirmed as an eligible candidate. In accordance with the NRMA Constitution, the sole nominated candidate in each of these regions is taken to be elected as a Director – no election necessary. (To see if you reside in one of these regions please refer to the information on ‘Regions’ below.)
Mr David Borger
Hoddle: Ms Marisa Mastroianni*
Mann: Ms Kate Lundy*
Townsend: Ms Fiona Simson*
*Denotes current NRMA director
For information on the six regions or to determine which region you reside in, please use the links below.
Term of Office
The Director elected for each region will hold office for four years commencing on Saturday 7 December 2019, unless they resign or their office becomes vacant in accordance with the Constitution or the Corporations Act.
The Returning Officer for the 2019 Election of Directors is Debbie Austin, an employee of Link Market Services Limited. The Returning Officer is independent from the NRMA and is responsible for ensuring a free and fair election and managing the process, including the dispatch of information to Members, online voting and the validation and counting of votes.
If you have questions on the 2019 Election of Directors please call the Returning Officer Member Information Line 1800 285 677 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.