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  • New directors elected to Marine Rescue NSW Board
  • November 28, 2015

Three new Directors have been elected to the Board of Marine Rescue NSW in the 2015 elections

The election results were announced at the sixth MRNSW Annual General Meeting, held at the Cronulla Headquarters today.

Marine Rescue Botany Port Hacking member and former Unit Commander Mark McKenzie was elected unopposed as a General Director.

MR Lake Macquarie Deputy Unit Commander Roger Evans also was elected unopposed as the new Hunter/Central Coast Regional Director.

MR Batemans Bay Training Officer Glenn Felkin was voted in as Monaro Regional Director, filling the casual vacancy created by the resignation earlier this year of former Director Howard Staples.

Northern Rivers Regional Director Bernie Gabriel and Mid North Coast Regional Director John Lynch were returned unopposed.

Chair Jim Glissan welcomed the new and re-elected Directors to the Board and thanked the retiring members, General Director Tony Drover, Hunter/Central Coast Director Tony Long and Mr Staples, for their service and commitment to the organisation and its volunteers.

“Congratulations to our three incoming Directors. It’s an interesting and complicated job,” he said.

“It’s very difficult to get people to stand for the office of Director but we’ve been incredibly fortunate to get people of extraordinary quality to stand,” he said.

“Our outgoing members are all going to be sorely missed because they have made a significantly powerful contribution.”

Mr Glissan acknowledged the unprecedented support of the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command and helpful and positive assistance of NSW Roads and Maritime Services throughout the 2014/15 financial year.

“We have had an extraordinarily good year,” he said.

Commissioner Stacey Tannos thanked the MRNSW volunteers for their hard work and their families for their support, the Board members for their astounding job as professional Directors and the MRNSW staff, whose commitment to the organisation was reflected in the work they performed.

He outlined achievements, including the launch of the MarineRescue mobile App, the work to develop the new Great Outdoor Getaway Art Union and delivery of new and refurbished vessels.

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