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Journeys : October November 2009
Jo Archer, of Launceston, was appointed to the RACT Board in July 2006 and has been a Club Member for 22 years. She is a Director of the St Giles Society; Member of the RACT's Nor thern Region al Advisory Committee and a Member of the RACT's Road and Traffic Committee. Jo holds a Graduate Management qualification and a Diploma of Company Directorship. Jo has a strong background in business and economic development, media, event management and destination marketing. Over a decade as Executive Officer of the Launceston Chamber and, now, in the role of Launceston Community & Engagement Manager for UTAS, Jo maintains active links with a diverse range of business, cultural and community groups. As a passionate advocate for the North, Jo believes that it is vital to ensure that the interests of all Tasmanians are heard, respected and represented at a leadership level by all statewide organisations. Jo has a particular interest in Tasmania's road infrastructure and its capacity to handle current and future demands, particularly in northern Tasmania where the heavy transport task is predicted to double in the next decade. Such increases will impact on tourism, rate and taxpayer funded maintenance costs and, potentially, on general road safety. David Catchpole, of Sandy Bay, is a Principal of Shadforth Financial Group. He has been an RACT member for 38 years and a Director of the RACT since 1989. He was President of the Club from 1994-1997 and also ser ved as a Director of the Australian Automobile Association during that period. David is also a Director of RACT Pty Ltd and RACT Holdings Pty Ltd. In October 2007, he was made an Honorary Life Member of RACT in recognition of special services rendered to the Club. His professional and academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs, a Cer tified Financial Planner and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is actively involved in Rotary and is Past President of the Rotary Club of Hobart. He is also Treasurer of the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation. David has made a significant contribution to the success of the RACT over many years through his business and financial knowledge as well as his interest in motoring. David believes that it is very important for the RACT to be the balanced voice of Tasmanian motorists on a wide range of important motoring issues including driver training, speed limits, vehicle safety, road funding and fuel prices. Richard Dowling is a young professional economist seeking election to the Board of the RACT. He is committed to delivering value for the 114,000 club members and ensuring that the RACT remains a trusted and respected organisation. Richard wants to ensure that roadside assistance remains affordable for all motorists without compromising quality service standards. His cur rent role as TCCI Chief Economist gives him a strong background in public policy that he will use to advocate for better road infrastructure. For too long Tasmanian road users have had to struggle with substandard infrastructure and no strategic plan to improve the situation. Richard will demand a plan that provides the community with a safe and efficient road network. We have seen too many examples of how reckless driving and low quality infrastructure can destroy lives. Richard is strongly committed to improving road safety and if elected will fight to make things better. Jonathan Jackson, 35, of Hobart, is a Director of accounting firm Rooke Wray. Jonathan is standing for the position of RACT board member because he wants to take an active role in the ongoing improvement of safety on our roads and continue to focus on the development and training of RACT employees. He is pleased to offer his skills and knowledge to help the R ACT adequately plan for the challenges of the future. Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania, holds a public practising certificate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and is an Associate of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Jonathan's specific interest is driver training and how it can be funded and delivered to the greatest number of people who wish to drive on our roads. He is aware of the importance of driver education in both schools and in the community so Tasmanian roads are made safer for all users. Nigel Reeves works as a management consultant and lives in North Hobart with his wife and three young children. As a former employee of the Hobart City Council and the Tasmanian Government, Nigel has a good appreciation of how to raise issues with key decision makers to ensure infrastructure and services for road users are maintained and improved. He is qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Tasmania, a Graduate Diploma of Technology Management and Masters of Business Administration from Deakin. Nigel is a Director of Oak Tasmania, a leading not-for-profit disability ser vices organisation and a volunteer Board Member of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival. As a bicycle, motorcycle and car enthusiast, Nigel believes there has got to be a better way to ensure our safety on our roads. Nigel is seeking appointment to the RACT Board to ensure there is a better balance between all road users. Stuart Slade, of Berriedale, has been an RACT member for 34 years, elected to the RACT Board in 1997 and a Vice President since 2004. He is the Chair man of the RACT's Road and Traffic Committee, the Southern Regional Advisory Committee, Director of RACT Pty Ltd and RACT Holdings Pty Ltd. He also represents the RACT on the Tasmanian National Black Spot Con sultative Panel. Stuart is the Principal of Risk Management Options, a Glenorchy City Alderman and Director of the O Group. He has university qualifications in Health Science, Risk Management and a Company Directors' Diploma. Stuart is a Fellow -- Australian Institute of Company Directors; a Member -- Risk Management In stitution of Australasia; a Chartered Professional Member -- Safety Institute of Australia; and a Registered Safety Professional (Aust). He believes his broad background and experience will enhance the success of the RACT statewide, especially its ongoing commitment and ser vice delivery to members. Stuart was instrumental in recently organising the first RACT road safety forum, which involved the Club's three Regional Advisory Committees and relevant stakeholders. Kathryn Westwood, of Lindisfarne, has been an RACT member for over 20 years and a Director since 2006. Kathryn also serves as a member on the RACT's Audit and Risk Management Committee and a Director of R ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. Through her broad commercial background, she provides strengths in the areas of corporate governance, financial and risk management. She is committed to RACT's strong motor advocacy role and for providing better member value. Kathryn is the Manager Finance for Nyrstar Hobart, (formerly known as EZ). She has extensive commercial experience, having worked in both the private and public sectors including insurance, forestry, zinc smelting, water and local government industries. Kathryn graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Commerce. She is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the National Institute of Accountants, an Associate of the Australian Society of CPAs and a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF TASMANIA LIMITED 86th Annual General Meeting -- Wednesday 11th November 2009 Election of four members to the Board Seven nominations have been received for the four positions on the Board which becomes vacant at the Annual General Meeting. In accordance with the Constitution, a ballot will be held to decide the successful candidates in the Election. Brief biographies of the seven candidates appear below in alphabetical order. G GOODMAN Retur ning Officer. October / November 09 11
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