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 - Hamish Andersen
Hamish is the Regional Manager for Europcar New Zealand. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry both in corporate and franchise roles, he has a depth of knowledge in both the development and restructuring of businesses operationally. When Hamish is not working with his team providing mobility solutions for Kiwis and Tourists alike, he can be found in the kitchen experimenting with different recipes or in front of the TV watching sport.
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 - Mary Hamilton
Mary is the marketing director and co-owner of Wilderness Motorhomes, a motorhome rental company specialising in the premium end of the market. She brings a passion for providing unique traveller experiences and enhancing the contribution tourism makes to the economy. Mary has been the driver of the digital strategy at Wilderness and loves being part of an industry undergoing transformation.
Council Member - 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 - 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.