Our Staff

Our staff are responsible for the ongoing operation, management and development of the ANCAP test, rating, communications and advocacy program.

We're a small, yet dedicated team – working to see the safest vehicles possible on Australian and New Zealand roads.

Carla Hoorweg

Chief Executive Officer

At ANCAP we work to encourage vehicle manufacturers to deliver the safest new cars possible. My role is about setting ANCAP's direction and ensuring the team has what they need to deliver on our strategy. Working with a small team of individuals so passionate about their roles is a huge motivator for me.


Mark Terrell

Chief Technical Officer

At ANCAP we get to see the developments, big and small, that vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers are building into modern cars and light commercials. Knowing that these improvements will save lives and reduce the awful human cost of road trauma is a great thing.

David Tidy

Senior Technical Officer

ANCAP has a proud history of helping bring the best in vehicle safety technology to Australasian consumers. After many years in vehicle development, I am proud to join the ANCAP team and contribute to the important work it does in making our roads safer.

Donal McGrane

Assessment Manager

I have worked in vehicle safety most of my working life - in biomedical engineering looking after spinal and head Injury rehabilitation, vehicle crash testing, vehicle certification and design, and now ANCAP. At ANCAP I look after vehicle testing, child restraint and Safety Assist system assessments, and preparation of vehicles safety ratings.

Sam Deylen

Technical Support Engineer

At ANCAP, we work to provide up to date information to the public on new vehicle safety. I'm incredibly lucky to be on the forefront of vehicle testing and assessment, helping to decipher the results so that we can create safer roads for all users.


John Ryan

Director - Policy

As a driver, passenger, cyclist, and pedestrian, I know how important safer vehicles are for all road users. My role at ANCAP involves developing policies, building links with stakeholders, and working with government, the community, and industry to make vehicles safer.

Stephen Durodola

Data & Insights Analyst


Communications & Advocacy

Rhianne Robson

Director - Communications & Advocacy

The sharing of our rating and vehicle safety information with consumers, dealers, fleet operators and the media is just as important as the testing itself. That's my role at ANCAP. Having been born into a smash repair business owned by my parents, the construct of a safe car almost runs in my blood.

Kirstie Clarkson

Communications Officer

Beyond publishing safety ratings for new vehicles, ANCAP provides information to consumers on the benefits of purchasing or traveling in newer, safer vehicles. My role at ANCAP is to do this through a variety of communications activities.

Jack Downie

Content & Digital Marketing Officer

As a seasoned Content & Digital Marketing Officer, I am enthusiastic about leveraging creative content to not only engage and educate but also to cultivate excitement among our audience regarding the dynamic advancements and safety initiatives championed by ANCAP.

Finance & Operations

Nardia Page

Chief Operating Officer

Working in partnership with ANCAP’s incredibly passionate and committed team to implement strategies and plans to achieve ANCAP’s strategic objectives and vision of zero road deaths in Australia and New Zealand, is extraordinarily inspiring, fulfilling and humbling.

Vicky Schutz

Director - Finance & Company Secretary

I'm privileged to be able to use my finance and administrative skills in a fascinating environment with dedicated colleagues, where we make a real difference to the safety of the Australasian community through encouraging the introduction and uptake of the safest possible new vehicles.

Hannah Edwards

Program Manager - Strategic Projects

I'm passionate about doing work that achieves real outcomes that make a difference in people's lives and ANCAP definitely fits that bill. I'm also passionate about project management, and I'm excited to bring those two passions together with a talented and equally passionate team.

Donna Ellis

Executive Assistant & Office Administrator

As ANCAP's office administrator, I am responsible for our office procedures and assisting the Finance & Operations team. A car enthusiast at heart, I am passionate about smarter, more sustainable, and above all safer transportation and how this will look in the future.

The ANCAP team is supported by a range of highly specialised technicians and vehicle safety experts through each of the independent test laboratories and across the ANCAP membership.

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