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Journeys : Oct Nov 2011
THE 2011 CANDIDATES Anthony Charles Stacey AM Tony Stacey AM, of Howrah, has been an RACT member for nearly 50 years and was appointed to the Board in February 1992. In October 2007, the Board granted Honorar y Life Membership of the RACT to Tony in recognition of special services rendered to the Club. He s er ved as R ACT President from 2000 to 2003 and Chairman of RACT Insurance from 2001 to 2004 and he is currently Chair man of R AC T Travel Pty Ltd, a Director of R AC T Pty Ltd and R AC T Holdings Pty Ltd and a member of the RACT’s Investment Committee and Road & Traffic Committee. From 2000 to 2004, Tony was a Director of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), serving as Vice President from 2000 to 2002 and President from 2002 to 2004. Tony is involved with and serves on the Board of a number of Tasmanian organisations. He was the inaugural Chairman of the Brand Tasmania Council and remains a member of the Council, Chair ma n of the Theatre Royal Management Board, a Tr ustee Director of Tasplan (Tasmanian Industr y Superan nuation Fund), a member of the Stornaway Group Advisory Board and the inaugural Chairman of the Tasmanian Chapter of ABAF, the Australian Business Arts Foundation. In June 2008, Tony was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his service to the footwear manufacturi ng industry and to the commu nity through executive roles with a range of arts, motoring and service groups. Tony brings considerable business a nd marketing experience to the Board and will continue to represent members’ i nterests by ensuring the continued financial strength of the RACT through the growth of the Insurance company and the development and growth of the Travel business. As a member of the Road and Traffic Committee, he will continue to advocate for increased funding for road safety initiatives, road maintenance and improved infrastructure. Christopher John Langdon I am committed to ensuring that the Club continues to develop and reach its full potential and I am uniquely positioned to achieve that aim. I was appointed to the RACT Council in 1988 and I have been very involved in the financial and corporate governance affairs of the Club since then. My fina ncial involvement over the period includes: •➢ served as Honorary Treasurer for seven years until that position was abolished in 1997 •➢ director of R ACT Insurance Pty Ltd for nine years •➢ Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee for a number of years •➢ Currently a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Investment Committee. A chartered accountant by profession, I was a pri ncipal in national accounting and financial services company WHK until my retirement. My contribution to the Club’s impressive development over the past two decades and my deep involvement in the fina ncial aspects of its business has enabled me to develop an intimate knowledge of the financial operations of the Club. The financial expertise and experience I possess are a vital part of the skills mix of a responsible board. I am seeking re-election because I believe it is important for the RACT board to continue to have these skills and experience at its disposal. On a personal note, I am married to Wynne and we have three adult children and (almost) four g randchildren. Peter John Joyce Peter Joyce of Sandy B a y, is a Vice President of the RACT and was appointed to the Board in February 2005. He has been an RACT Member for 33 years. Mr Joyce is a Director of R ACT Pty Ltd and R ACT Holdings Pty Ltd, Chairman of the Club’s Road & Traffic Committee and serves on other Board Committees. His professional and academic qualifications include in a Batchelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania and a Degree of Master of Commercial Law from Deakin University, and membership of the Ta x ation Institute of Australia (Tasmanian Division). Peter Joyce is Chairman at Butler McIntyre & Butler, one of the State’s largest law firms, and has had over 35 years experience as a commercial and corporate lawyer. James (Jim) Glennister Cox Jim Cox, of Launceston, has been involved in road safety issues at state, national and international levels for the past 20 years. He was the inaugural Chairman of the Tasma nian Road Safety Council and later appointed Minister for I nf rastructure on two occasions, a role that included tra nsport and road safety. He later became Minister for Police and Emergency Management, a position he held until his retirement in 2010. Dur ing these years, he worked closely with the R ACT and, amongst a ra nge of initiatives, increased the use of the Swedish-modelled wire rope-safety bar riers for traffic separation and introduced a program to install electronic signage for 40 km/h school zones. He also oversaw the introduction of high visibility patrol cars for Tasma nia Police, Australia’s first steering wheel clamps as a way of targeting hoon drivers and initiated the road safety levy. Jim also worked as Finance Minister, a member of the budget sub-committee and was President and an executive member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Jim’s commitment to road safety and to the motoring public of Tasmania is proven a nd he believes that becoming a member of the RACT’s Board will be an opportunity to extend this commitment. Bruce Fergus Clark Bruce Clark, of Burnie, believes it is important that the North West and West Coast regions maintain their only representation on the R ACT Board, to which he was appointed in March, 2008. He is a current member of the Board ’s Road and Traffic Committee. Bruce’s involvement with the RACT began with membership 30 years ago and has continued for the past 24 years as a member of the Club’s North West Regional Advisory Committee, of which he has been Chairma n twice. The Committee focuses on regional road safety and traffic issues. Bruce has had a long business and community involvement and believes this experience is vital in making important decisions. This includes almost 45 years managing the family hardware business, 14 years as a member of the Burnie Port Corporation Board, i ncluding four years as Deputy Chairma n. He maintains a strong community involvement through membership of the Rotary Club of Burnie (41 years, including presidency twice and Paul Harris Fel l ow sh ip) and the Burnie Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Bruce is married to Marie and has three children a nd six g randchildren. 10 October / November 2011
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