Road Safety Advisory Council members

 Chair, Jim Cox AM

Road safety and its promotion has long been a passion of Jim Cox. He is an experienced leader and chair developed during his 21-year career as a Parliamentarian. Jim was Chair of the Tasmanian Road Safety Council and a former Minister for Infrastructure and Police and Emergency Management.  He also has extensive media experience gained as a news presenter on Southern Cross Television and during his parliamentary career. 

CEO Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB), Paul Kingston

Paul joined the Motor Accidents Insurance Board as CEO in February 2015. Before his current role, Paul held a range of senior executive roles across both the public and private sectors. His experience has been across a range of industry and subject matters including government policy and advice, property development, ICT, insurance, outsourced service provision and financial modelling. Paul has served as a Director (executive and independent) on several Boards across the government, commercial and not for profit sectors. Paul has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours, post graduate qualifications in management and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 


Road Safety Expert, Professor Ian Johnston AM

Ian has worked in the safety, especially transport safety, field since 1966 and his experience spans all modes. He has been a researcher, policy analyst, program administrator, senior executive and non-executive Board member across a range of transport modes and settings – with the Australian government, with the government of Victoria, with a national R&D company and in academia. He has a special interest in how societies, governments and organizations think about and manage safety and in the translation of research results into policy and practice.

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Deputy Secretary Transport Services, Department of State Growth
(delegated representative approved by Minister)

Profile pending


 CEO Department of Police and Emergency
Management , Commissioner Darren Hine

Joining Tasmania Police as a cadet in February 1980, Commissioner Hine graduated from the Tasmania Police Academy in December 1981. Following graduation, he performed general uniform and traffic duties in Burnie, duties within the Criminal Investigation Branch in Launceston, and uniform duties in Hobart. He was promoted to Inspector in 1997 and Commander in 2000. He served in Executive Support and Operations Support before promotion to Assistant Commissioner in late 2002. After serving in both the Planning and Development and Crime and Operations portfolios, Mr Hine was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police in 2008 and was appointed as Commissioner of Police and Secretary of the Department of Police and Emergency Management on 11 October 2010.

 Harvey Lennon

CEO RACT and Road User
Representative, Harvey Lennon

Harvey Lennon is the Chief Executive Officer of The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited, having taken up this role in December 2010, succeeding Greg Goodman. Before assuming his new role, Harvey was the Club’s Chief Operating Officer from 2007 and Chief Financial Officer from January 2000 to 2007. Before joining the RACT, Harvey worked in the State Department of Treasury and Finance, where he held a range of senior positions. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Tasmania, is a CPA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


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CEO Local Government Association of Tasmania, Dr Katrena Stephenson

Dr Katrena Stephenson was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) in June 2015, making her the first female CEO in the organisation’s 102-year history.  Prior to her appointment, Katrena held the position as Policy Director for the Association since late 2007.  Previously, Katrena held policy, advisor and evaluation roles in a number of Tasmanian State Government departments, and in the UK.


Tasmanian Motorcycle Council Representative, Paul Bullock

Paul Bullock is a founding member of the Tasmanian Motorcycle Council in 2004.  Previously Paul was a medic in the Royal Australian Navy, drove ambulances, was a member of Karratha Volunteer Fire brigade and Rescue Officer Emergency Services Karratha, WA and held the role of Pension and Welfare Officer of the Launceston RSL.

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Chair Tasmanian Bicycle Council and Road User Representative, Emma Pharo

Dr Emma Pharo is Senior Lecturer at the University of Tasmanian and the Chair of the Tasmanian Bicycle Council. She represents all forms of cycling, including commuter cyclists, mountain biking, road cycling, and other recreational riders.  Along with colleagues and students, she investigates ways that urban areas can better cater to walking and cycling as part of policies to make Tasmanians healthier. Between 2011 and 2016, Emma worked as an adviser for Bicycle Network, and liaised with all levels of government to advocate for better facilities in order to give people of all ages and abilities the option of riding their bike without the stress of close interaction with traffic.

Executive Director of the Tasmanian Transport Association, Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips has worked in the heavy vehicle transport industry for 48 years and in management roles for 43 of those years.

Currently, Robin is Executive Director of the Tasmanian Transport Association,  Trustee on the  TWU Superannuation Fund, Chairman of the Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group, Member of the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council, Director on the Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation, Member of the Advisory Group to the National Transport Commission.  

Road Safety Advisory Council
Education and Enforcement Sub-Committee

Committee Chair: CEO Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB), Paul Kingston

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime and Operations), Glenn Frame

Chair Road Safety Advisory Council, Jim Cox

RACT General Manager Memberships and Marketing, Stacey Pennicott

Marketing Expert, Suzi Watral

Manager Road Safety, Craig Hoey