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As we head towards Christmas, I would like to encourage all
Members to have a safe and happy holiday. Those going on a
road trip should have their vehicle checked before getting
behind the wheel, so visit the NRMA website to find your local
NRMA Car Servicing centre.
As always, there’ll be plenty of focus on petrol prices over
the holidays. The NRMA will monitor prices closely and I remind
you there are savings to be had at the bowser when using the
NRMA app, which can be downloaded for both Apple and
Android phones. Even more importantly, please be sure to drive
safely and join us in working towards a fatality-free summer.
It’s my pleasure to inform Members in the Harbour Region
that boundaries for the NRMA Board electorates are altering,
in accordance with changes to the NRMA Constitution that
Members approved at last year’s Annual General Meeting.
The changes allow for an additional two appointed directors
to join the NRMA Board alongside Rachel Botsman, who
commenced working with us last year. There will now be six
Director Regions (formerly eight) and the changed
boundaries will come into effect on January 1, 2018.
This means the Harbour Region will expand north to take in
the Ku-ring-gai district and the Northern Beaches, all the way
up to Pittwater. With the border reaching south to the mouth
of Botany Bay and Strathfield at its westernmost point, the
Harbour Region is now truly representative of coastal Sydney
and provides a great structural basis for our operations.
It’s important to emphasise that the makeup of the Board
will remain overwhelmingly Member-elected, with specialists
appointed on the basis of their skills and expertise, and how
these can be best utilised for the benefit of the organisation.
Finally, thank you to all our local Members who have
supported me and the NRMA over the past year. It’s an
honour to serve this great organisation.
EXCITING CHANGES IN THE YEAR AHEAD
TIM TRUMPER Director
Manly, North Shore, Inner West
& Eastern Suburbs (Harbour Region)
Going out on a high note
After 12 years of
dedicated service at
the NRMA, Kyle
Loades says farewell
with a proud and
I’M WRITING TO YOU for the last
time as Chairman and President of
the NRMA, as I have reached the
end of the maximum 12-year term
as a Director. I do so with a heavy
heart but also with a sense of
satisfaction at how the NRMA has
thrived over that time.
When I joined the NRMA Board in
2005, the organisation was in
transition after the demutualisation
of NRMA Insurance. I ’m pleased to
note that we not only got back on
track, but we’re now clearing a new
path for the mobility sector.
To achieve this, we needed a very
special CEO to give the NRMA a new
purpose in this new century. Rohan
Lund emerged from a pack of
quality candidates to take the role,
and the change he has driven has
exceeded the Board’s expectations.
In less than two years, he has
significantly transformed the
NRMA and is now implementing a
new strategy based on the concept
of ‘my car, my journey, my
destination and my Membership’.
All these elements can be seen in
the establishment of the NRMA
electric vehicle charging network,
which is a defining piece of
investment in infrastructure that will
forever change the way Australians
move around our country.
The new approach is also
apparent in our leadership of the
rise of automation, connectivity and
sharing in mobility. For instance,
with our partners we have delivered
the first driverless vehicle project in
NSW or the ACT, and have expanded
our tourism footprint to become
one of the largest operators of
regional tourism in the country.
On this happy note, it’s time to
say goodbye. To the Board, Rohan
and the NRMA team, I express my
admiration and appreciation for
what you’ve achieved so far, the
work you do today and the success
that awaits you in the future.
I offer my humblest thanks to the
NRMA frontline team, whether on
the roadside, on a phone or in our
accommodation businesses, for the
great work you do every day and
the fine spirit in which you do it.
And to my fellow NRMA
Members, let me say what a
pleasure it has been to get to know
you and to act as a custodian of this
organisation’s proud legacy. Our
Members are the bedrock of our
mutual. Everything we do is for you.
KYLE LOADES Chairman
Kyle Loades leaves the
NRMA after serving a full
and successful term.
20/10/17 6:11 pm
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