AAA Executive Director to Stand Down


The President of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA),Ron Gray, today announced thatLauchlan McIntosh, the Executive Director since 1994, would complete his service with the AAA at the end of December this year.


Mr Gray said that after almost 13 years of dedicated professional and successful representation and advocacy for the AAA –Australia’s peak motoring group - Mr McIntosh indicated he would stand down at the end of 2006.


A committee of the AAA Board will begin a search for a suitable replacement immediately.


Mr Gray said Mr McIntosh had successfully represented the AAA, Australia’s motoring clubs and their 6 million members in a wide range issues, and encouraged improved interaction between the clubs during his tenure with the association.


He had chaired and developed the Australasian New Car Assessment Program organisation, the SaferRoads coalition, been President of Intelligent Transport Systems Australia and implemented the AusRAP risk assessment for the national highway system. Internationally he has chaired the FIA annual conference of the world’s motoring clubs for the last 8 years.


Mr McIntosh said he had enjoyed working with the AAA and its members, and indirectly all motorists, in improving costs, encouraging new technology, helping to develop a safer national road system, safer cars and safer drivers, as well as facilitating the introduction of new services and products.


“I have had 13 years in the driver’s seat at AAA – during this time there have been many changes and also benefits for motorists and in club member services - and I look forward to future challenges,” Mr McIntosh said.

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