News 13 Jul 2017

Motorcycling Australia names multiple new board members

Tim Edwards, Steve Joslin and Roy Chamberlin the latest on board of directors.

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Motorcycling Australia (MA) has named a trio of new members on the board of directors this afternoon, welcoming Tim Edwards, Steve Joslin and Roy Chamberlin as the highly-qualified applicants.

Edwards is the CEO of Prodrive Racing Australia, which fields the four-car organisation in Supercars, and has over 30 years experience working in motor-racing. He is also currently on the Supercars commission.

“I’ve always had a passion for two wheels, riding myself when I was a kid,” said Edwards. “Obviously I haven’t been able to ride as much as I used to these days, but I’ve always maintained the interest and love of bikes. Both my boys race motocross, so that consumes a fair bit of my time aside from my commitments in Supercars.

“I’ve always been around the industry for decades and I’ve got a real passion for the sport. The opportunity arrived for the position on the MA board and I thought I could make a contribution. I obviously know a lot of people in the industry from road race to speedway to motocross and I have a lot of acquaintances across many disciplines. I don’t have any preconceived ideas or changes in mind. As MA is in a rebuild phase, I will go in with my eyes wide open.

“It’s hard to choose a highlight from my career so far, obviously our first win with Jordan Grand Prix Team back in 1998 with a 1-2 finish. Everyone in Australia grows up watching Bathurst, and I was no different, so winning a couple of Bathursts and a championship with Prodrive Racing was special.”

In addition, Joslin has extensive experience on the boards of other not for profit organisations, such as C2C Housing based in Cairns, while Chamberlin – a longtime competitor of the sport himself – is a business operations executive with extensive experience in strategy development and change management.

“We’d like to thank all the applicants, it’s great to be back to almost a full complement of directors and our compliments to our new national nomination and remuneration committee,” acting MA president Peter Goddard said. “The new directors not only bring their passion for motorcycling, but a diverse and broad range of experience and skills in key areas for the future of MA.

“We welcome the new board members and look forward to getting on with building MA into an organisation that every motorcyclist in Australia wants to be a proud member of, as a unified national sport and recreation.”

Today’s three members announced – Edwards, Joslin and Chamberlin – join the MA board in addition to Goddard, John Bolitho, Michael Strano and Steve James.