Directors and Patronage


The Road Safety Education Group conducts its operations in Australia and New Zealand as Road Safety Education Limited, which are not for profit companies, and the Road Safety Education Foundation.

The Board of Directors of Road Safety Education Limited in Australia is responsible for the corporate governance of the consolidated entity. Operative and administrative responsibilities are delegated by the Board to the CEO/Managing Director. The Board meets regularly and monitors the achievement of operational and financial objectives against plans and other key performance indicators. Strategic direction is set by the Board in conjunction with the CEO/Managing Director.

The Group’s financial reports are audited and extracts from these reports and a detailed report about our operations are published in our Concise Annual Report, along with biographies of our Board members, Patronage and Trustees.

Our voluntary boards and patronage generously give of their time:

Board of Road Safety Education Limited


Stuart Boland AM, MB, BS, FRCS, FRACS, FACS, FAMA, FAICD – Chair
A/Prof Boland graduated in Medicine at Sydney University in 1967 and was appointed an Honorary General Surgeon at Sydney Hospital and Mona Vale Hospital in 1975. He served the Medical Profession in a number of roles including as Chairman of the Medical Board at Mona Vale Hospital, subsequently on the Council of the Association of Surgeons and the Australian Council of Health Care Standards, two years as President of the NSW Branch of the AMA in 1991-1992 and later was the medical representative on the Council of Professions in NSW. He had 10 years as Chairman of Australia’s biggest Medical Indemnity Insurer (AVANT) until he retired in 2014. Since 2011 he has taught anatomy at Notre Dame University.

A T (Terry) Birss CA(NZ), FCIS, FGIA, FIPA – CEO/Managing Director 
Appointed CEO/MD on 1 July 2011 having previously held the position of Executive Chairman since May 2010 and Chairman since incorporation in 2004. Mr Birss is a director of the Road Safety Education Foundation, a director Road Safety Education Limited in New Zealand and is a Rotarian. Before his appointment as CEO/MD Mr Birss was an accountant in public practice.

Kerry Chikarovski B.Ec LLB
Ms Chikarovski began her career as a solicitor before entering parliament in 1991.  In parliament she held the position of Minister for Consumer Affairs. In Government, she held the further portfolios of Assistant Minister of Education, Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister for the Status of Women and Shadow Minister for the Arts, Ethnic Affairs and Women.   After four years as Deputy Leader of the NSW Parliamentary Liberal Party, Ms Chikarovski was elected Leader 1998.  Since retiring from politics in 2003 Ms Chikarovski has successfully established a career in government relations, as a corporate advisor, event speaker, leadership mentor and media commentator.  She is an ambassador for the Eggtober Foundation, YWCANSW and Australian Indigenous Education Foundation and the Chair of NSW Women’s Rugby.  Directorships include NSW Rugby Union, Waratahs Rugby Union and Humpty Dumpty Foundation.  Ms Chikarovski served as Chair of Road Safety Education Limited from August 2013 – February 2019.

John Loughlin
Managing Director of a building contracting company specialising in the construction of sport and leisure facilities for community groups including schools. A director since incorporation Mr Loughlin is a Rotarian.

Paul Pixton Dip FP, JP
Self employed insurance broker and previously proprietor of a financial planning practice for over 20 year. Mr Pixton is a local business leader, a director since incorporation and a Rotarian.

Ronald (Keith) Barton BSc (Hons 1), PhD, FTSE
Retired after a career in manufacturing in Australia and the USA with companies such as BHP, CSR (Executive Director), James Hardie Industries (CEO & MD). Dr Barton has extensive board experience including as non-executive director of Colonial Ltd, F H Faulding, Goodman Fielder (Chairman), Citect Ltd, Keycorp Ltd, Tower Ltd (Chairman), Coles Group, Amcor Ltd, Air Liquide (Australasia) Ltd and Vision Australia.  (resigned June 2018)

Edward (Ned) Boyce BA LLB (ANU) FAICD
Mr Boyce is a Senior Consultant at Hunt & Hunt practising since 1974 in property and commercial law from the Sydney office of the firm. He is a past National Managing Partner and Chairman of the firm. Mr Boyce is a member and past President of the Rotary Club of Sydney, a past Chairman of the Foundation of a major independent school in Sydney and a past Councillor of the Law Society of New South Wales. Mr Boyce is a graduate of an executive education program of the Harvard Business School.  Mr Boyce is the Chair of the Road Safety Education Foundation.

Lynne Wilkinson BA Hons Grad Dip Fin Mgt.
Ms Wilkinson is the former CEO of national not-for-profit, The Australian Companies Institute Limited (AUSBUY) representing businesses across many industry sectors which requires active media, lobbying and community engagement. Her business career has provided opportunities to apply communication skills in senior marketing roles with Myer Property in shopping centres, nationally with Coles and Myer.  She has also consulted in agriculture/food, education and property development.

Bruce Manefield BSc FAICD
Mr Manefield has worked in a number of multinational organisations (IBM, Oracle, BHP, Telstra) in business development, marketing, product management & commercial management roles. He was the Executive Officer of the NSW childcare industry association, Childcare NSW and later became the GM/CEO of a number of small businesses and start-ups. He has also had a long connection with governance in the ‘for purpose’ sector. He was Director and Chair of KU Childrens Services where he led a number of transformation programs and is currently Chair of Gunawirra, a charity that provides specialised trauma therapy to Aboriginal mothers and children.  Mr Manefield is a strong proponent of the value of early intervention in providing better outcomes for young people.


New Zealand

A T (Terry) Birss CA(NZ), FCIS, FGIA, FIPA – CEO/Managing Director

Alistair Coleman
Mr Coleman is a business consultant with a focus on international market development, strategic pricing, and the commercialisation of new products and technologies. Previously since 1989, he has held positions of Chief Executive or General Manger in significant New Zealand companies engaged locally and internationally in manufacturing, marketing, services and infrastructure.  Mr Coleman is a Rotarian.

Ru Tauri MBA, BIS
Mr Tauri is Community Engagement Lead with Statistics NZ, which includes stakeholder engagement, team management and strategy development. Prior to his position of Business Development and Initiatives Manager, ANZ, Ru held the role of General Manager, RSE NZ. He has an event management and account management background with a special interest in collaboration, grassroots development and stakeholder engagement.


Patronage of Road Safety Education Foundation


Digital ImageThe Honourable Sir William Deane AC KBE
Sir William was called to the Bar in 1957 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1966. In 1977 Sir William became a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and then judge of the Federal Court of Australia and in July 1982, he was appointed a Justice of the High Court of Australia and served on that court until 10 November 1995.  Sir William was sworn in as Australia’s 22nd Governor-General on 16 February 1996 and served until 2001. He was appointed a Knight of the British Empire in 1982 and a Companion in the Order of Australia in 1988.

Vice Patrons

Ronald (Keith) Barton BSc (Hons 1), PhD, FTSE Retired after a career in manufacturing in Australia and the USA with companies such as BHP, CSR (Executive Director), James Hardie Industries (CEO & MD).

Geoffrey McIntyre AM, PSM (S’pore), FAICD, F.Fin. Retired Chairman of the Bank of China Australia Ltd. Past President of Alzheimers Australia NSW and past Chairman of Road Safety Education Limited.

Gillian Moore AO BA MA DipEd Principal of the Pymble Ladies’ College from 1989 until 2007.

Kenneth Moroney AO, APM, MBA Commissioner of the NSW Police Force from 2002 until 2007.

A/Prof Dr Brian Owler AM, MB BS BSc(Med)(Hons) PhD FRACS an adult and pediatric neurosurgeon based at Westmead Hospital.  Former Federal President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

The Hon James Wood AO, QC Judge of the NSW Supreme Court including Chief Judge at Common Law from 1984 until 2005 and currently Chairman of the State Parole Authority and Chairman of NSW Sentencing Council.


Road Safety Education Foundation Pty Limited.


Mr Birss, Mr Boyce (Foundation Chair) & Dr Boland who are also directors of Road Safety Education Limited.