Kyabram’s Julie Green has been voted on to the RACV’s exclusive board of directors.
Kyabram’s Julie Green saw the benefit of more than six months’ hard work last Monday when she was voted on to the RACV’s exclusive board of directors.
Ms Green, who has had an extensive career in the transport and health care industries, was elected as an outsider and the local resident was delighted to be joining such an elite club.
‘‘I’m absolutely thrilled. This is the process of a lot of hard work and I knew it was a long shot going into it, so to have got through and to now be a member of the board is a huge honor,’’ she said.
RACV’s ordinary and service members vote for board members every three years. Only three outsiders have been elected to the board in the past 30 years.
Individuals usually wait until a seat is vacated to gain a spot and Ms Green was shocked to have bucked the trend, picking up more than 53 per cent of the available votes.
‘‘People have gone for it before and they usually fail, so having succeeded to get in was quite an achievement,’’ she said.
Ms Green said she was interested in pursuing a position on the RACV board, believing her previous work history had inadvertently made the company a perfect fit for her.
‘‘I think as an organisation it ticked all the boxes,’’ she said.
‘‘I have quite extensive experience within the transport industry, particularly in regards to transport infrastructure, as well as aged care, so I really feel like I have something to offer the company.’’
The board oversees the strategic direction of RACV as well as monitoring performance, with transport advocacy being part of its mandate.
Ms Green believed having lived in regional Victoria, she could offer the board a fresh perspective on the industry.
‘‘I think that being from country Victoria and experiencing all different matters of transport gives me the ability to offer a different view to the board,’’ she said.
Ms Green said a Australian Road Assessment program report showed more than 23 per cent of Victoria’s roads had a one or two-star rating and she believed more needed to be done to improve transport infrastructure across the state.
‘‘In regional Victoria, we need to improve the safety of our rural roads, especially as 55 per cent of road fatalities occur in regional Victoria,’’ she said.
Ms Green also expressed her desire to ensure public transport between regional and metropolitan Victoria continued to grow and improve.
‘‘The city has become so congested in the past few years that it’s become very difficult to get around, we need to look at improving these sort of services,’’ she said.
Ms Green will start her duties at the company’s annual meeting on November 12.
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