working for Australians in retirement

A.I.R. is a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Directors controls and manages the affairs of the company and exercises all functions required by the Corporations Act 2001.

Office Bearers are elected by branch delegates at the AGM. Division Representatives are elected by each Division of the company.

Division Representatives and Office Bearers are elected for a term of 2 years and retire by rotation. The Board may delegate functions to committees and/or co-opt members to undertake specific tasks.

National Secretary/Treasurer to be advised

Board of Directors following 2017 A.I.R. AGM

National President

Alan J Marshall

Alan MarshallAs founder of Australian Mining Camps Ltd (AMC), Alan will oversee this significant project GRACELANDS PARKES GARDEN ESTATE.

Alan's past experience in the Pilbara (post National Army Service) was as Manager of Mt Newman for Norris Electrics managing general electrical contracts throughout the Pilbara, from Goldsworthy to Port Headland and Mt Newman including camps and out stations such as Pack Saddle.

This experience, combined with his substantial knowledge in building and property, as well as an enviable success record in the financial industry, has given Alan the solid base and experience to develop remote Village Communities. With many years of professional experience managing and developing property Alan has a unique understanding of the inner workings of Local, State and Federal Government, the Property Industry and also the Real Estate Development Industry, including both inner suburban land and land in broad acre form, directing property through the re-zoning process, the subdivision process, the issuing of titles through to sales. Over time Alan has acquired extensive communication and negotiation skills. Negotiating is integral and inevitable element of business resolve and knowledge necessary to undertake such negotiations.

As a CEO for many years, he has demonstrated the ability to work effectively, both independently and within team structures. Alan enjoys working with people and recognises attitude, sociability and charisma as perhaps simple, but invaluable qualities of team management. His dealings and contacts encompass the highest levels of Banking and Government in all sectors being Federal, State and Local.

Alan was appointed National President at the November 2017 AGM for a period of twelve months.

 

National Deputy President
Bruce Lloyd AM

Bruce LloydBruce is a retired irrigation farmer at Shepparton, in south eastern Australia. He retired in 1996 after twenty-five years as a Member of the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament of Australia. Amongst his many Parliamentary roles, Bruce was Deputy Leader of the National Part from 1987 – 1993. He has lived on, worked on and/or owned the family farm all his life and been involved in a wide range of Boards and Committees prior to and following his Parliamentary Service. Bruce was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2005 and received a Centenary Medal in 2001.

Bruce is a member of the Goulburn Valley Branch and joined the Board in November 2014.

Director – NSW Representative

Robert Curley

Robert CurleyRobert trained as a Mechanical Engineer and retired in October 2006 from a leading major multi-national organisation for whom he worked for 22 year both in Australia and in the UK in senior Management positions. After being the Managing Director in Australia for a number of years, he transferred to the UK where he was initially responsible globally for all the international operations and all channels to market and then later became the Managing Director of this global industrial process measurement and control business.

He returned to Australia in 2002 and after retiring he formed his own company to undertake some consulting activities until joining AIR in November 2009. In 2010 he became the Sydney St George Branch President and at the end of 2010 he became the NSW Division Board Representative. Later he also took on the role of NSW Division President and remains a Board Member of AIR and the NSW Division President.

Robert lives in the green leafy southern Sydney suburb of Illawong that is located on a peninsular between the between Georges and Woronora rivers.

Director – Queensland Representative

Bernard Treston

Bernie TrestonBernie grew up on a cane farm in Innisfail. After studies in Brisbane he worked as a Barrister in Rockhampton for four years before moving to Cairns to become a Partner in a large firm as a Solicitor. It was a busy practice with a wide variety of work and clients. Specialising in Court work meant appearances in various Courts in Cairns and elsewhere.

Over the years Bernie has been involved on committees in many organisations including the Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Calvary Hospital Board and Lifeline.

One particular interest was as a Director of a local financial institution called Cairns Penny Bank for some 18 years. For 12 of those years he was Chairman of the Board and saw the assets grow substantially.

For investments Bernie prefers commercial real estate and is a Director of a few small companies holding property. With wife Helen he has a son and three daughters with their partners all working and paying tax.

Director – South Australia Representative
John Yard

John Yard

Served as South Australia Director 2009/10. Following a short break was appointed in April 2011 again as South Australian Director. Retired after a career in life insurance and financial planning.

 

 

 

Director – Tasmania Representative

 

 

 

 

 

Director – Victorian State Representative

Terrence (Terry) O'Callaghan AM

Terry O'CallaghanTerrence (Terry) O’Callaghan retired from full time employment in 1997. Following retirement, Terry worked as an independent primary industry consultant for ten years working on a wide range of secondary and primary industry consultancy assignments.

During that time he occupied a number of Board positions including a Trustee Director of Prime Super (a major Superannuation Fund), a Board member of the Dairy Adjustment Authority and Company Secretary of WoolStock Australia Limited and Company Secretary of Agricultural Company of Australia Pty Ltd.

Terry has been recognised for his contribution and service to the dairy industry and service to community organisations through an Order of Australia Award and made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Director – Western Australia Representative

A.I.R. Treasurer and Company Secretary

Janice Ricks

Janice RicksJan commenced work with Bank of New South Wales in Perth WA and after 5 years joined an international American based computer company in NZ as accountant for 14 years. On returning to Perth she joined a leading real estate and broad acre property development company as management accountant. After 15 years she started her own real estate company in Subiaco WA which she sold in 2013 and semi-retired.

Over the years Jan has been secretary and /or treasurer of several sporting clubs; 35 years as treasurer of (NFP) Fairholm Disability Support Group (FDSG) now retired life member; current board member of  (NFP) Amaroo Care Services Inc. for 10 years; current President of Perth Southern Districts Branch of A.I.R. and current WA Division President. Jan joined A.I.R. in 2012.