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Journeys : Oct Nov 2010
6 October / November 2010 In our community New CEO for RACT RACT Chairman Roger Locke has announced the appointment of Harvey Lennon as the next Chief Executive Officer of the RACT. Mr Lennon, who has held senior roles at the RACT for the past 12 years, will replace Greg Goodman towards the end of this year. “After a comprehensive national search that attracted a large field of high calibre applicants, the Board was ver y pleased to be able to make this important appointment from within the existing ranks of the R ACT,” Mr Locke said. Mr Lennon moves into the CEO role after three years as the Club’s Chief Operating Officer, during which time he was responsible among other duties for the strategic and operational leadership of the Travel and Roadside & Technical Ser vices divisions of the Club. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of the RACT for seven years. Mr Lennon first joined the R ACT in 1998, after working for State Treasury. Greg Goodman will step down towards the end of the year after nearly 12 years as Group Chief Executive of the R ACT. “Greg presided over the RACT during a period of unparalleled growth for the organisation,” Mr Locke said. “His drive, his commercial acumen, his leadership skills and his professionalism have transformed the RACT into one of Tasmania’s most respected organisations. We all wish him well as he moves into a new stage of his working life.” RACT Public Policy Manager Vince Taskunas speaking to Glenorchy campus GYC students Staff from RACT recently visited the Hobart and Glenorchy campuses of Guilford Young College to give a presentation about road safety and personal responsibility. The emphasis was on the personal in ‘personal responsibility’ – we must do ever ything we can to save ourselves by minimising personal risk and not rely on the system to do it for us. The attentive GYC students were told that since 2005, 16 to 18 year-old Tasmanians have been involved in 8.3% of total fatality and 10.6% of serious injury crashes – but represent only 4% of the total population. Three key messages for young people to reduce their risk are: • ALWAYS wear your seat belt – whether you are the driver or a passenger. • ELIMINATE your use of iPods, iPhones and other mobile phones in a vehicle. • DO NOT drive when you are tired – ALWAYS have proper rest the night before travelling any distance. The full presentation can be found at w w w.ract.com.au/news _ and_issues Young Tasmanians are vulnerable road users High petrol prices continue to punish Tasmanian motorists The RACT is at a loss to explain why Tasmanian motorists continue to pay such consistently high and almost unchanged petrol pr ices. An RACT analysis of retail petrol prices during the month of August shows that the price of refined fuel ex-Singapore dropped as much as A$6 a barrel and yet Tasmanian prices stayed basically the same throughout the month. But this should have led to average retail prices dropping around six cents per litre. Average daily petrol prices in Hobar t were more than fifteen cents per litre higher than average Melbourne prices on seven days in August; and an average 10.6 cents per litre higher across the month. This is completely unacceptable. The RACT has written to the Federal Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer A ffairs, Dr Craig Emerson (whose por tfolio includes ACCC) and to the senior Tasmanian MP, Assistant Treasurer Senator Nick Sherry, to obtain their views on the fairness of the situation. For the full analysis go to www.ract.com.au/news_and_issues Find the cheapest petrol prices at www.ract.com.au/fuel_watch For more about the factors affecting retail fuel prices, go to the Australian Institute of Petroleum’s website www.aip.com.au
Aug Sep 2010