Chair, Road Safety Advisory Council,
Scott Tilyard

Scott Tilyard commenced his role as the independent Chair of the Road Safety Advisory Council in July 2021. Scott served with Tasmania Police for more than 40 years working in a diverse range of policing areas throughout his career, including strategic responsibility for the delivery of road policing services. Scott was appointed Deputy Commissioner and Deputy State (Emergency Management) Controller in 2011.   In 2020, as Deputy State Controller, he was assigned to the COVID-19 Co-ordination Centre, where he coordinated the government’s response to the COVID pandemic. Scott’s experience included a range of subject matters, such as policy development and providing strategic and operational command of emergencies, major incidents, and operations.  Scott holds an Associate Diploma of Social Science (Police Studies), Bachelor of Arts (Police Studies), Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services), and Master of Leadership and Management (Policing and Security). He has been awarded the Australian Police Medal, National Medal, National Police Service Medal, and Commissioner’s Medal.

 CEO Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB), Paul Kingston

Paul Kingston 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 been a Director (executive and independent) on several government, commercial and not-for-profit boards. He 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, Dr Ian Johnston, AM

Dr Ian Johnston has worked in the safety, especially transport safety, since 1966. 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 research and development 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.

Deputy Secretary Transport Services, Department of State Growth, Gary Swain

Gary Swain is the Deputy Secretary within the Tasmanian Department of State Growth with responsibility for the Transport Services Group, which comprises two divisions and about 300 people operating under a largely outsourced delivery model.  In this role he has responsibility for the road transport functions of the Tasmanian Government, which spans network design, capital program delivery, maintenance of State Roads and bridges, passenger transport policy, procurement and regulation, road safety and registration and licencing.  Gary is also the Transport Commissioner for Tasmania, which is a statutory role with State-wide planning and coordination functions across all road managers in Tasmania.

 CEO Department of Police and Emergency Management, Commissioner Darren Hine

Commissioner Hine joined Tasmania Police as a cadet in February 1980. After graduating from the Tasmania Police Academy in December 1981 he worked in general uniform and traffic roles in Burnie, 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 the Planning and Development and Crime and Operations portfolios, he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police in 2008 and was Commissioner of Police and Secretary of the Department of Police and Emergency Management on 11 October 2010.

CEO RACT and Road User
Representative, Mark Mugnaioni

Mark Mugnaioni is the Group CEO of RACT (The Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited), a position he has held since 2019. RACT has been a part of the Tasmanian community for over 95 years and has close to 200,000 members. Since forming in 1923, RACT exists – to enhance the lives of Tasmanians. Mark is an accomplished executive with demonstrated achievements gained from 20 years’ experience across an extensive range of commercial, legal, financial and operational services within large and complex organisations. He has a deep understanding of critical business drivers and commercial acumen in multiple markets and industries. Mark is presently a Director the Australian Automobile Association and Australian Motoring Services. Mark has previously been the Executive Director of RACQ Financial Planning Limited and Director of Queensland Tourism Council and YMCA Brisbane and YMCA Australia.

Dion Lester

CEO Local Government Association of Tasmania, Dion Lester

Dion has been the CEO of the Local Government Association of Tasmania since November 2020 and has over 25 years’ experience across advocacy, policy development, project management, and stakeholder engagement and consultation.  Dion joined LGAT in 2015 as Policy Director and oversaw all the policy and project functions of the organisation, representing local government on numerous technical reference groups and intergovernmental committees. In recent years he has been a leading advocate in Tasmania for better waste management and resource recovery and greater strategic planning to support the state’s planning system.

Prior to joining LGAT in 2015, he spent the previous 10 years focused on strategic land use planning and project approvals.

Tasmanian Motorcycle Council Representative, Paul Bullock

Paul Bullock is a founding member of the Tasmanian Motorcycle Council in 2004. He 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 was the Pension and Welfare Officer of the Launceston RSL.

Chair Tasmanian Bicycle Council and Road User Representative, Alison Hetherington

Alison is a communications and public policy specialist with more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of health, law reform, politics and local government. As the Public Affairs Advisor for Bicycle Network Tasmania and Chair of the Tasmanian Bicycle Council she represents all forms of cycling, from children riding to school to athletes training on roads. Alison advocates for better infrastructure, laws, policies and programs to encourage more people to ride for transport and enjoyment. A key focus is the separation of people riding bicycles from vehicle traffic to encourage people of all abilities and ages to ride more often.

Executive Director of the Tasmanian Transport Association, Michelle Harwood

Michelle Harwood is the Executive Director of the Tasmanian Transport Association.  Michelle was previously a Director and Operations Manager of TransTrain, a Tasmanian based RTO servicing Tasmania’s Transport Industry. In 2014, Michelle received the NTI Award for most valued contribution to the Road Transport Industry in Tasmania. In 2015, Michelle was awarded the Trevor Leo Medal for outstanding contribution to Vocational Education & Training.  Michelle is also a member of Transport Women Australia and Chairs the Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Workforce Advisory Group.  She has a Graduate Certificate in Training & Development and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Road Safety Advisory Council
Education and Enforcement Sub-Committee

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

Chair Road Safety Advisory Council, Scott Tilyard

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime and Operations), Jonathan Higgins

RACT Head of Brand and Communication, Anita Busch

Marketing Expert, Suzi Watral

Manager Road Safety, Craig Hoey

Manager RSAC Secretariat

PH: 03 6166 3243

Manager RSAC Marketing

PH: 03 6165 5257

RSAC Marketing Officer

PH: 03 6166 3240