Our Board

Our Board, established under section 662 of the HVNL, comprises five members appointed by the Queensland Minister on the unanimous recommendation of the responsible Ministers.

The Board’s functions include:

  • deciding the NHVR’s policies (subject to any directions of the responsible Ministers)
  • ensuring the NHVR exercises its functions in a proper, effective and efficient way.

The current Board members were reappointed in October 2015 for a further three-year period.

NHVR Board

The Hon. Bruce Baird AM


Bruce Baird brings an extensive knowledge of the transport industry and high-level leadership qualities to his role as Chairman.
Bruce has a long and distinguished political career at both state and federal levels and has held senior roles within large corporations and government organisations. He is a former NSW Minister for Tourism and Roads (1993-95) and Minister for Transport (1988-95) with first-hand experience implementing significant transport reform.

Peter Garske

Deputy Chairman Peter Garske is a former CEO of the Queensland Trucking Association.
Peter is a director of TWU Nominees Pty Ltd, an industry superannuation fund and chairs the fund’s investment committee. He is also a director of the Queensland Transport and Logistics Council, and a member of the Queensland Workplace Health & Safety Board.

Robin Stewart-Crompton

Robin Stewart-Crompton is the Director of RSC Advising Pty Ltd and is a consultant in the fields of public administration, occupational health and safety (OHS), workers’ compensation and industrial relations. He chaired the national review of model OHS laws in 2008-09 and has since conducted a number of reviews relating to workers’ compensation and OHS law and practice.
Robin was formerly a member and CEO of the National OHS Commission, a member of the Commonwealth Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and a senior commonwealth public servant.

Coral Taylor

Coral Taylor has more than 25 years’ experience in the motorsport industry and was responsible for managing Toyota Australia’s Rally Program for 18 years. Currently responsible for managing the Neal Bates Motorsport Rally Team, Coral holds a heavy vehicle driver licence and drives the rally team transporter to events around Australia. She is a passionate motoring enthusiast with a strong interest in road safety.

Vincent Tremaine

Vincent Tremaine is the former CEO of private company Flinders Port Holdings Pty Ltd. In this role he was responsible for Flinders Ports, Flinders Logistics, Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal and HydroSurvey Australia.
Vincent is Chairman of Business SA and Vice President of Ports Australia. A Certified Practising Accountant, Vincent held previous roles in finance, accounting, sales and marketing across the manufacturing, printing, publishing and advertising industries before entering the infrastructure and transport sector.