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 - 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.

Vice President - Tony King

Tony has been involved in different areas of the rental vehicle industry for over 22 years and has spent the last 12 years as the National Vehicles Manager, Hirepool Vehicle Rentals. Tony has experience in many areas of the rental vehicle industry offering solutions across various business sectors in New Zealand and Australia, including experience in cars, light and large commercial rental vehicles for multinational business’s and family operations. Tony is interested in future mobility and the direction and impact this may have for the rental vehicle industry.

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 - Anthony Kearns

Anthony is the current head of Ezi Car Rental. 

Council Member - Bryn McGoldrick

A seasoned veteran of the industry, Bryn commenced his rental car career in Christchurch in the 1980s at Budget Rent a Car, initially in sales. Migrating to Operations soon after and with management stints in Wellington, Christchurch and Melbourne, he purchased his first Budget franchise in Nelson before expanding and buying all the corporate locations in the South Island, with 1,500 cars and 12 branches. Over the years, Bryn has worked for Thrifty, Aerodrive and SixT.  He now heads up the Avis Budget Group.

Council Member - Rob Barlow

Robert Barlow is an accomplished professional with a robust background in the automotive industry. He is distinguished for expertise in sales, marketing, and management. Robert brings a wealth of automative industry experience to the council. Having previously held senior sales and marketing roles at Ford Motor Company of Australia, Audi New Zealand and Volkswagen New Zealand, Robert has strong OEM relationships and expertise in electric vehicles.

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 - Caddie Kerr

Caddie is the New Zealand  Manager for Europcar and has been with the global company for many years. “Our philosophy at Europcar is to stay two steps ahead of the game and embrace emerging trends". With many years’ experience in the rental car industry, Caddie brings a wealth of global and local knowledge to the Council.

Council Member - Guy Clouth

Guy Clouth is a stalwart of the hire industry, having started his first hire business over 27 years ago. Today, he is the owner and CEO of a range of well-known national hire businesses, including Hireace, Bargain Rental Cars (BRC) and TowMe.

Council Member - John Hunter

John has a vast experience working for many different rental companies throughout NZ including: Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, and Ezi Car Rental. He now heads up Touchdown Rentals in Christchurch. With a background working in first and second tier operations, john adds a unique value to council. John is also the only South Island representative.