Policy and management of the Association is conducted by a council of ten members who are elected at the annual conference. Any member may stand for council. The seven largest members, by fleet size, are automatically entitled to one seat on Council and the three remaining positions are voted on annually. The President is also appointed annually by the incoming Council.
President - James Dalglish
James is the Managing Director of GO Rentals with a demonstrated history over 17 years working in the car rental industry. James is President of the RVA and really enjoys working collaboratively to improve the industry here in NZ. James is a keen business strategist and loves digital marketing and innovation. In his spare time rugby is his major passion!
Vice President - Stephen Jones
Stephen has been General Manager of Europcar New Zealand since October 2014. Prior to moving to New Zealand in 2014 he worked for 20 years in the car rental industry both in the U.K and Australia. He enjoys the competitiveness of the New Zealand market and is excited about the challenges the future will bring for our industry, as peoples mobility needs change.
Council Member - Grant Nye
Grant has 19 years car rental experience across Australia and New Zealand in a variety of sectors and business models. He is passionate about innovation and maintaining an agile and highly engaged workforce so as to capitalise on opportunities presented by a rapidly changing industry.
Council Member - Karl Norton
Karl comes from a commercial background having held various senior positions in the Corporate Services, Tourism and Entertainment Industries. Prior to joining ACE, Karl held senior positions with SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Tourism Holdings Limited and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He is also a CA with the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Council Member - Margaret Hawkes
Margaret and her team run a small to medium sized rental vehicle company called Freedom Mobility, which covers the whole of New Zealand. All of their vehicles are modified in some way to be accessible or drivable for people who live with disabilities. She really enjoys finding temporary mobility solutions so people can get out and explore.