After six years as President of the NRMA Board, Wendy Machin will soon hand over the reigns to Hunter businessman, Kyle Loades.
Wendy first joined the NRMA Board in 2005 and was elected President in 2008. She will continue to serve as President until 1 July 2014 and will take up the position of Deputy-President after that date.
Wendy says an effective succession plan and smooth transition for Presidency was important for the continued stability of the NRMA.
“Being President of the world's best motoring club has been an amazing journey and I am deeply grateful to my fellow directors, the NRMA team and all our Members for their support and encouragement,” Wendy said.
“I've always believed that how you finish a job is as important as how you start, which is why I have worked on this succession plan with my fellow directors for some time.
“There was a time when a changing of the guard at the NRMA was accompanied by a circus of board infighting and negative headlines ‚Äì thankfully that's a thing of the past and the NRMA's governance practices today are among the best in the corporate world.
“I now look forward to working with Kyle in my role as Deputy-President and our team of directors in growing this amazing organisation that so many people in the community cherish and trust.”
Kyle is the Managing Director of Auto Advantage, an independent, car buying (sourcing) service. He said he was honoured to be appointed as President of the NRMA.
“I am looking forward to continuing to represent the people of the Hunter and Central Coast while working as President and building the strong foundations that Wendy Machin has helped develop over the past six years,” Kyle said.
Kyle is an active member of the business and wider community and in addition to his role with the NRMA he is the Chair of the HMRI Foundation and he sits on the board of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and the Salvation Army's Red Shield Appeal. He is a Past President of Hunter Business Chamber and was formerly a Board member of Hunter Region Tourism Organisation.