RAC has announced current Group CEO Terry Agnew will step down from his role in late March 2019 and Rob Slocombe, RAC Chief Operating Officer since September 2014, will be appointed Group CEO from that time.
RAC President, Tony Evans, acknowledged and thanked Terry Agnew for his leadership as Group CEO and his significant contribution to RAC and its members over the last two decades, and welcomed Mr Slocombe’s appointment.
“We are delighted to be able to appoint a person of Rob Slocombe’s calibre to the Group CEO role and look forward to him leading RAC to further success into the future and on behalf our one million members in Western Australia,” Mr Evans said.
Chief Operating Officer, Rob Slocombe, said the opportunity that lies ahead for RAC is enormous and the ability to lead the next chapter is deeply humbling and incredibly exciting.
“I’m looking forward to working with the very experienced Council and Board to drive even more success for our members,” Mr Slocombe said.
Current RAC Group CEO, Terry Agnew said Rob Slocombe is a terrific appointment to the role.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Rob over the last four years. I look forward to working with him over the coming months to deliver a seamless transition,” Mr Agnew said.
With revenue of $600 million, RAC is a top 100 private company in Australia with an iconic and leading brand, very strong staff engagement, and has been assessed at Platinum standard over the last five years for workplace safety.
Over the last five years RAC’s innovation journey has strengthened including the delivery of the RAC Intellibus®, Australia’s first fully driverless and electric shuttle bus, and the RAC Electric Highway®, connecting Perth with Western Australia’s South West through a series of fast charging stations.
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Rob Slocombe joined RAC in September 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer and has successfully overseen a range of major projects in the areas of business growth, technology, employee engagement and innovation in the motoring business.
Rob moved from Sydney to Perth with his family to join RAC and has extensive experience in financial services and banking, including roles at Westpac, St George, Challenger Financial Services and AMP Bank.
Rob holds both Master of Business (2000) and Master of Science and Technology (2013) degrees.He also has a pilot’s licence, is a car and motorbike enthusiast, and in Sydney worked as a volunteer for the State Emergency Service.
Terry completed 20 years as Group CEO in August. During the 20 years RAC has grown to over one million members and has diversified into a range of businesses including tourism parks, home services, Auto Services and the emergent Cleantech business.
Terry’s focus on innovation has delivered a range of initiatives across the RAC Group and its diverse businesses over the last five years, including the world’s first Attention Powered Car, Australia’s first electric highway – the RAC Electric Highway®, and leading the world in autonomous vehicle technology through the trial of Australia’s first autonomous and electric shuttle bus, the RAC Intellibus®, operating in South Perth since 2016.
Perth will also be the first city in Australia, and among the very first in the world, to test and experience new driverless and fully electric vehicles which have been designed as an on-demand shared mobility service.
RAC employs over 1400 people and represents the interests of more than one million members as a leading advocate on motoring and mobility issues.
RAC also provides services to its members including Roadside Assistance, Insurance, Travel, Tourism, Finance, Auto Services, Batteries, Tyres, and Security.
RAC President Tony Evans with RAC’s Rob Slocombe and Terry Agnew.