AAA Board Elects President and Vice President


The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is pleased to announce the election of Mr Ron Gray as President and Mr Ross Turnbull as Vice President of the nation's peak body representing motorists.


Mr Gray is the current President of the RACQ and has served the past two years as the Vice President of the AAA.  Mr Turnbull has been a member of the AAA Board since 2002 in his capacity as President of the NRMA.


AAA is proudly celebrating its 80th year as a successful strategic alliance between Australia's motoring clubs.  Approximately 6.4 million motorists are represented through the State and Territory motoring clubs and associations.


The AAA helps Australian motoring organisations advocate key policy issues, including motoring costs, road, vehicle and driver safety, fuel quality, infrastructure management and enhancing national and international member services.  AAA also represents the clubs in national and international activities.


"I am looking forward to working with Mr Turnbull and the AAA Board to maintain and foster the co-operation between the State and Territory motoring clubs and promoting important national issues such as road safety", Mr Gray said.


"Five people die every day on Australia's roads. If we are to reach the Federal Government's target of a 40 per cent reduction in deaths by 2010 we need a coordinated national approach."


Mr Turnbull said AAA would continue to develop its SaferRoads program in the coming year.


"We want safer drivers in safer cars on safer roads," Mr Turnbull said.


Mr Gray and Mr Turnbull paid tribute to the work of the immediate past President of AAA, Mr Tony Stacey.


"Tony Stacey has presided over AAA during a period of growth and achievement for Australia's motoring clubs and has done so with dedication and professionalism. We thank him for his efforts", said Mr Gray.

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