The Road Ahead : 01-Aug-2011
MAKES YOUR DAY 69 AUG/SEP 2011 THE ROAD AHEAD RACQ PRESIDENT THE NEW RACQ president is determined to communicate to members and insurance customers what lies at the grass roots of the Club -- that we care about Queenslanders. He admits that this isn't always easy to achieve, but he is confident the Club he's spent the last 13 years representing can rise to the challenge. As a consulting engineer devoted to designing roads, Geoff was already committed to improving road safety when the opportunity to represent RACQ in the Wide Bay-Sunshine Coast zone arose in 1998. "I was managing my own company at the time, based in Bundaberg, and I was doing a lot of travelling across the region," he said. "I had also been designing roads most of my working life and was passionate about road safety, so I was interested in using those skills while at the same time helping RACQ." Now in a prime position to continue to do just that, Geoff is determined to ensure RACQ keeps on providing excellent services for members. "I want to see RACQ better communicate the benefits that Club membership provides to members and better communicate what we offer when we insure people's asset said. "We are a member- f ocussed mutu a compassionate insurer and try to go little bit further to show it. The consist high satisfaction ratings that our mem and customers give us demonstrates th are on the right track." Geoff is also committed to overseein successful completion of the group's m new software projects, which will see R having world-class capabilities and sys in place to continue to provide quality service to members and customers by next year. As a lover of a caravanning lifestyle, and his wife Cheryl have travelled righ around Australia including the Nullarb Tasmania, the Red Centre, western NSW western Queensland over the past two He said the experience provided grea insight into the road network right acro country and the lifestyles of people in cities and small country towns. He aim to use this experience to ensure the Cl continues to provide products and serv that are valued by all Queenslanders n matter where they live. Geoff Leddy is a man on a missio captai he helm STORY DEB ECCLESTON MEMBER ESSENTIALS ts," he ual and that tent bers hat we g the major RACQ tems April Geoff t bor, W and years. at oss the major ms ub vices no n. AND DEPUTY TOO Joining Geoff Leddy at the helm of the RACQ Board is new vice-president Nigel Alexander. Based in Brisbane with his wife and three children, Nigel is chief executive of The North Australian Pastoral Company; a large-scale beef producer with cattle properties throughout regional Queensland. Born and raised in Queensland, Nigel is a certified practising accountant, starting his career in public practice before taking on various corporate finance roles in both Australian and international banks. Having joined the RACQ board in October 2000, he has been a member of both the audit and remuneration committees and currently sits on the asset and corporate committee. In 2005, he was appointed to the RACQ Insurance board; the Club's 100 percent owned insurance company. Nigel has been a member of several beef industry committees and is a past director of the Cattle Council of Australia. He currently sits on the advisory committee to the chair of animal welfare at the University of Queensland.