Governance

Policy and management of the RVA is conducted by a council of ten members who are elected at the annual general meeting.

The seven largest members, by fleet size, are automatically entitled to one seat each on the council and the three remaining positions are voted on annually. Any member may stand for council. The President and Vice President is also appointed annually by the incoming council.

President - Tony Mortensen

After graduating from Lincoln University with a B.Com (Hon) in Accounting and Finance, Tony started his career as an accountant for KPMG Auckland.  He then worked as Financial Controller for a privately-owned SME in North Canterbury, before becoming Branch Manager for Alsco, an industrial textual company with over 4000 customers and over 110 staff operating in Canterbury.  Tony then worked at University of Canterbury as the Director of Executive Development Programmes, and then as Director of International Growth Strategies. Concurrently, he also completed his Master of Commerce in Accounting, Finance and Information Systems. After UC he undertook a one year contract as General Manager for Science Alive Investments Limited. In 2018 Tony joined the Thrifty Dollar Car Rental team as New Zealand General Manager, responsible for the 32 branches across New Zealand.

Vice President - Kevin Walker

Kevin is the Executive Director of Ezi Car Rental.  He has worked in the automotive industry since 1983.  He started out as an Automotive Technician before moving into vehicle leasing where he worked for a number of years in senior management. In the early 1990s, he purchased a Mitsubishi dealership which led to the  purchase and development of other dealerships.  Kevin started working in the rental vehicle industry in 2009 with A2B Car Rental which is now Ezi Car Rental.

Council Member - James Dalglish

James has spent close to 20 years in the car rental industry, and is currently Managing Director of GO Rentals. As President of the RVA James enjoys collaborating with members to improve the industry here in NZ. A keen business strategist, with a deep interest in digital marketing and innovation, rugby is James’s passion in his spare time.

Council Member - Margaret Hawkes

Margaret and her team run Freedom Mobility, covering 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 delivering mobility to people so they can get out and explore the beauty of our country.

Council Member - Bryn McGoldrick

Bryn is the Chief Executive of Aerodrive Car Rental, 100% owned by the Giltrap Group. His wide ranging experience includes 10 years as a Budget Rent a Car franchisee, 5 years as Aus/NZ CEO of Thrifty and 5 years in vehicle leasing (FleetPartners). With over 25 years’ experience in the rental vehicle industry, Bryn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the RVA Council.

Council Member - Lee Marshall

Lee joins the RVA Council as the General Manager of Avis Budget Group New Zealand which, includes the Avis, Budget and Apex Car Rentals brands. Having first entered the rental vehicle industry with Apex in early 2011 working on the front line as Customer Service Representative, Lee has since progressed through the industry and has held a variety of management roles at both Ezi Car Rentals NZ and Jucy Group before returning to Apex in October 2019 as General Manager.  Since May 2020, Lee now leads the Avis Budget Group New Zealand operation.  With Lee’s appointment to the RVA Council he brings over 9 years of industry experience and a wealth of knowledge.

Council Member - Jo Weaver

New Zealand Rent A Car Nationwide was established in 1991 and operates a network of independent owner-operators branches throughout New Zealand.  Paul & Jo Weaver have owned and operated the Queenstown branch of New Zealand Rent a Car since 2008, when they shifted from Blenheim after selling their business after 18 years. Jo is excited to contribute her knowledge of the rental vehicle industry to the RVA Council.

Council Member - Andy Haslett

Andy is the Managing Director of Mad Campers and is excited to bring his energy and knowledge of the campervan industry to the table.  With 8 years of corporate sales and marketing experience in companies like ZURU, Heinz Watties, DB Breweries and Nike. Andy is passionate about driving the industry forward and loves helping Kiwis and tourists alike get out and see more of New Zealand.

Council Member - Bevan Alter

Bevan Alter has been the General Manager of Operations for Hertz NZ since 2013.   Prior to that, he held management positions in the New Zealand Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry for 25 years. Bevan believes the RVA plays a vital role in managing what the future face of the Rental Vehicle Industry looks like.  He also very much believes that we need to be a part of driving changes within the industry, ensuring that all stakeholders from our smallest through to the major corporates are competently represented via the RVA.

Council Member - Melissa Carter

Melissa is the New Zealand Sales Manager for Europcar and has been with the global company for almost five years. “Our philosophy at Europcar is to stay two steps ahead of the game and embrace emerging trends". With over 15 years of experience in marketing & sales in hospitality/tourism, Melissa brings a wealth of global and local knowledge to the Council, including Electric Vehicles