Find out more about the RAC's councillors who are working for a better WA. Our councillors help to guide and direct the RAC as we serve our members and work for a better WA.

Tony Evans

Tony Evans – President


Member of RAC Council and RAC Club Board, non-executive director of St Ives Group Pty Ltd and chairman of St Ives Group Audit and Risk Committee. He has a number of other board positions including non-executive director of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, Theraputic Guidelines Ltd and Australian Dental Council Ltd

Tony has commercial and corporate governance experience in the resources, property, education and not-for-profit sectors. His business career includes executive management appointments with Chevron Corporation, the Perth Diocesan Trustees, Iluka Resources Ltd, Murdoch University and WA Petroleum Pty Ltd. He has also held board appointments with health, aged care, superannuation, financial, public sector and charitable organisations. 


Jacqueline Ronchi

Jacqueline Ronchi – Senior Vice President

B.Sc (Mathematics), Grad Dip (Business), GAICD 

Member of RAC Council, RAC Club Board, chair of the RAC Group Audit and Risk Committee. Member of St Peter’s Finance Committee, Catholic Development Fund Committee and Association of School Business Administrators. 

Jacqueline has a background in information technology and financial management. She specialises in financial consultancy and data analysis in the education sector. 


Ross Dowling

Professor Ross Dowling OAM - Vice President

BSc, MSc (Hons), Dip Sec Tchg, Dip Rec & Spt, Grad Dip Ed Admin, PhD, GAICD 

Member of RAC Council, RAC Club Board and Chair of RAC Heritage Committee. Advisor to UNESCO Global Geoparks; member of World Commission on Protected Areas; founding member of International Cruise Research Society, Advisor to Australian Cruise Association; chair of Cruise Western Australia, chair of Great South West Edge National Landscape; member of Conservation & Parks Commission of Western Australia,  member of Australia’s Coral Coast Tourism Board, ambassador of WA Parks Foundation and a Squad Patrol of Western Australia Police Academy. He is a life member of both Ecotourism Australia and the Forum Advocating Cultural & Eco Tourism in Western Australia.

Ross is Foundation Professor of Tourism & Hospitality in the School of Business & Law at Edith Cowan University. He works internationally in the development of travel and tourism, especially in the areas of ecotourism, cruise ship tourism and geotourism.


Esme Bowen

Esme Bowen – Immediate Past President

B Sc (Nursing), FAICD

Member of RAC Council, RAC Club Board and the RAC Sponsorship Committee. Director of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA). Life member of Wheelchair Sports WA and chair of the Carers Advisory Council reporting to the Minister. 

Esme has been a company director of, and remains involved in, a Perth-based family surf business. She has been involved in tourism and hospitality ventures in the Kimberley region of WA. Esme has almost 30 years of nursing and disability experience and has worked as a community road safety advocate for many years. 


Dennis Banks

Dennis Banks

B Sc, B Psych, MBA, FAICD 

Member of RAC Council, director of RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd and RAC Finance Limited, and alternate director for RAC Insurance Pty Ltd. Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, chairman of the Investment Committee and IT Committee and member of the Group Audit and Risk Committee for RACWA Holdings. Director of Mercy Care Ltd. 

Dennis has been a director of several other boards in the finance and e-commerce sector, including iiNet Limited, Benchmark Debtor Finance Pty Ltd, Auto Credit Finance Pty Ltd and Electrolley Pty Ltd. Prior to this, Dennis spent 12 years creating, developing and managing ASGARD Capital Management Ltd, which was purchased by St George Bank in 1998. 


Freda Crucitti

Freda Crucitti

B App Sc (Psychology), Grad Dip Psychology (Counselling), Grad Dip Curriculum & Educ Tech, MAICD 

Member of RAC Council since 1995, president 2005-2007. President of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) 2007-2009. Alternate member RAC Sponsorship Committee. Member 33,900: The Australian Road Safety Collaboration, Australasian College of Road Safety, Injury Control Council of WA and the Paraplegic Benefit Fund. Member Road Trauma Support WA Steering Committee and Mercedes College Advisory Council. 

Freda is the client services and strategy director of a tax accounting and financial planning firm. She has served as a board member and chairperson of Therapy Focus Inc. and People Learn Productions Inc., Lotterywest commissioner and is a member of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) and Women in Super (WIS). 

She has extensive experience and insight in governance and strategy across a diverse range of organisations with a focus on social justice, disability, road safety and community development. 


Jill Darby

Jill Darby

B App Sc, Grad Dip Ed, M Pub Health, GAICD 

Member of RAC Council, RAC Club Board and Deputy Road User Representative for RAC on the Road Safety Council of WA. Executive member of WA Health Promoting School Association. Member of Australian Health Promotion Association, Public Health Association of Australia, Injury Control Council of WA and the Home Economics Institute of Australia. 

Jill is currently a lecturer in the School of Exercise and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University. She conducts research in the areas of injury control, healthy workplace, teaching and learning, and international communities. 


Dalton Gooding

Dalton Gooding

B Bus, FCA 

Member RAC Council, director RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd, RAC Finance Limited and RAC Insurance Pty Ltd. Member Remuneration and Nomination Committee for RACWA Holdings, Due Diligence Committee and Credit Committee for RAC Finance, Investment Committee, Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee for RAC Insurance. Chairman St Ives Group Pty Ltd. 

Dalton is currently managing partner of Gooding Partners Chartered Accountants, and was previously a partner of Ernst and Young for 14 years. He holds a number of public and private company board positions including chairman of Brierty Limited, Cooling Brothers Glass Company, Ruthinium Group and TFS Corporation Limited. He is also a director of Ronald McDonald House Perth. 


Alden Halse

Alden Halse


Member RAC Council and past president, chairman RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd, RAC Finance Limited and RAC Insurance Pty Ltd. Member Group Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Committee for RACWA Holdings, Credit Committee for RAC Finance, and Investment Committee, Board Audit Committee, Board Risk Committee and Remuneration Committee for RAC Insurance. Member Australian Institute of Credit Management and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia. Member Australian Institute of Company Directors for approximately 25 years. 

Alden is a chartered accountant and an official liquidator, bankruptcy trustee and registered company auditor. He was a founding partner of the Perth office of Ferrier Hodgson, Chartered Accountants. Alden is also a non-executive director of IMF (Bentham) Limited and has been a director of various other public companies. 


Murray Lampard APM

BA, Dip Ed, MBA, Grad Dip in Bus, Mgt, Exec L/Ship, Applied Mgt, Policing, Crim Investigations. 

Member of the RAC Council, National Vice Chair - Defence Reserves Support Council, Patron - Homicide Victims Support Group, Patron - United Nations Overseas Police Association, past Independent Chair - Road Safety Council WA and Retired WA Deputy Police Commissioner. 

Murray has extensive experience in Public and Road Safety, Corporate Governance, Management and Executive Leadership. He is an Executive Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and FBI Quantico, USA. 


Stephanie Proud

Stephanie Proud JP

Member RAC Council, City of Stirling elected member, Mindarie Regional Council councillor and Justice of the Peace. Chair of the City of Stirling Road Safety Working Group (since 2007). Previous executive member (two terms) of the Murdoch University Animal Ethics Committee. 

Stephanie has been a small business owner/operator since 1989 and has enjoyed a diverse administrative career path in small, medium and corporate business enterprises as well as the local government sector. 

Stephanie is an active contributor to many not-for-profit organisations and is a keen participator in local community groups and associations. 


Elizabeth Re

Elizabeth Re

Cr, B Sc, Dip Ed, MEHAA, MAICD 

Member of the RAC for over thirty years, member RAC Council since 2005. Councillor for City of Stirling. Vice president of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association WA, board member Small Business Centre Stirling and board member RSWA. 

Elizabeth has been employed by local, state and federal government for over thirty years. She has been involved in auditing government buildings with regard to sustainability, environmental health, emergency management, teaching, occupational health and safety. 

Elizabeth lectures in sustainability, climate change and waste management at the tertiary level and has presented papers at international, national and state conferences on topics such as sustainability, diseases and public health issues and women-related issues. 


Emmerson Richardson

Emmerson Richardson

BSc (Eng), MSc (Eng), MBA, MIEAust, MIHT 

Member RAC Council, Institution of Engineers Australia, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (UK). Member Advisory Board of the Centre for Built Environment and Health (CBEH) at the University of Western Australia. Member of Re-Shaping working group, Committee for Perth. 

Emmerson has over 30 years’ experience in traffic engineering and transport planning with state governments, local governments and as a consultant. He has assisted governments, industry and professional groups to review and develop transport policy and has presented widely on sustainable mobility management and related topics. 

Emmerson is a past chairperson of the Institution of Engineers’ National Committee on Transport. 


Tim Shanahan

Tim Shanahan 


Member of RAC Council, director of RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd and RAC Finance Ltd. Member of the Investment Committee for RACWA Holdings Pty Ltd. Chairman of WA Super, chair of the WA Regional Development Trust and trustee of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). 

Tim is principal advisor at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and the former and founding director of the Energy and Minerals Institute, UWA. He has previously been the chief executive of the Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy and the executive director of the Western Australian Municipal Association. He was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding service to local government. Tim has also been the recipient of a Centenary Medal in April 2003 and the WA Gas Industry Development Award in 2007. 


Julie Wadley

Julie Wadley

Cert Psychology, AAICD 

Member RAC Council, RAC Club Board and Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers. Director Capricorn Society Limited and Selvas Pty Ltd trading as Wadley’s Panel Beaters. 

Julie has over 40 years’ experience in the motor industry, and owns and runs a smash repair business. She has been a board member of the Motor Trades Association since 1999, a member of the Body Repair Division since 1997, and past chairperson. Julie has been past president and secretary of Rotary. She is a contributor to the Red Cross, Princess Margaret Hospital, Volunteer Fire Fighters, Police Down Under and various other not-for-profit organisations. 

To find out more about RAC's councillors, please contact Jayne Taylor, Executive Assistant Corporate – Advocacy & Member Benefits, on +61 8 9436 4528 or via email

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