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December 2018


Nick Hunter, CIAA Donna Cockiing, CIAA

Nick Hunter and Donna Cocking

Praise for vacating members

Nick and Donna join board
of peak caravanning body

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AUSTRALIA'S peak national body for the caravan and camping industry has two new board members.

They are Donna Cocking, who has over 22 years owner and operator experience in the caravan holiday park industry, and Sunliner RV's managing director Nick Hunter.

Jayco founder Gerry Ryan and co-founder of Discovery Parks Grant Wilckens both retain their positions.

Current board members James Kelly, Matt Slee, Martin Cotterell, Dennis Austin and Chris Goddard were not subject to re-election and will continue to serve for another year.

Meanwhile, the association's chief executive, Stuart Lamont, has thanked vacating members Gabby Montagnese and Mark Lindsay.

"Throughout her time on the board, Gabby brought her experience and insights that have seen New Age Caravans rapidly become one of the leading manufacturers in the industry," he said.

"These qualities have also seen Gabby being recognised as one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence and a recipient of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia Future Leader award.

"She has provided much reason and debate around the board table in the interests of improving the industry. This will be greatly missed."

Mr Lamont said Mark had served as chairman for over five years and more recently as a non-executive director.

"Throughout his period as chairman he oversaw significant milestones in the development of the peak national body," he said.

"None more so than the merger between the RVMAA and CRVA to create the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, and greater collaboration between the state associations and the national body.

"His commitment to the industry and the organisation was enormous, involving much personal and business sacrifice so the industry could advance.

"He also provided great mentorship and personal support to both myself and the staff during his time on the board."

Donna Cocking:

Ms Cocking served as vice-chair of the national board from 2015 to 2017. She was president of Caravan Industry Western Australia and is the current president of the Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the largest business representative group in the region and one of the most progressive chambers in the country. She operates Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park and is a driving force behind Experience Holiday Parks, which is involved in a $5 million redevelopment of a caravan park in Lancelin, Western Australia.

Nick Hunter:

Mr Hunter is a former vice-president of the RVMAA and council member for CTIA Victoria, with his career spanning over 25 years. He started in sales and with experience and drive has worked his way up the ranks to his current position. He is a passionate individual interested in driving improved compliance and better manufacturing standards.


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