AAA Staff Restructure and Appointments Announced


The Executive Director of the AAA announced today the results of a restructure at the AAA, the national body of the Australian motoring clubs.


Mr McIntosh said "the new structure would enable the organisation to assist its constituent members in advocating policy positions, representing them in national and international activities, and in facilitating information exchanges.


Four new positions have been created with new appointments effective from January 2000.


The organisational structure will be as follows:


    Executive Director - Lauchlan McIntosh

    Liaison Manager - Julie Anderson

    Director Research and Policy - John Metcalfe

    Director Technical Services -  David Lang

    Director Communications - Greg Hunting


Ms Anderson has been with the AAA since 1995 with extensive experience in managing relationships with constituents and external organisations. Her previous experience was with the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Mining Industry Council and the University of Newcastle.


Mr Metcalfe, currently Assistant Director, joined the AAA in 1992 with experience in various government departments including the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, Bureau of Industry Economics and the Bureau of Transport and Communications Economics. Mr Metcalfe holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the Australian National University.


Mr McIntosh said he is pleased to welcome two new staff to the AAA. These are Mr David Lang, who was previously Chief Engineer for the Automobile Association in the United Kingdom. This role included responsibility for patrol force capability, including technical information and training, fleet management, operations support, and technical policy development in government legislation, standards and consumer protection.


He had experience in the Austin Rover and Rover Group in the United Kingdom, in areas including Honda Technical Liaison, crashworthiness testing, homologation approvals, chassis development and vehicle and power train electronics. Mr Lang also had experience with British Airways, and is currently a Director of EuroNCAP. Mr Lang has a Master of Science and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.


Mr Hunting was previously the Chief of Staff for the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs providing day-to-day policy and political advice to the Minister, management of Ministerial and Electorate staff, policy development and implementation and liaison with State and Territory Governments, industry groups and indigenous organisations. Mr Hunting has experience as Managing Director of his own marketing and public relations company, after extensive experience as a broadcaster, producer and journalist in regional and urban Australia.

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