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ANCAP Media Release.

25 September 2015

ANCAP names James Goodwin as new CEO

The Board of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) is pleased to announce Mr James Goodwin has been appointed the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Mr Goodwin comes to ANCAP from the Australian Automobile Association where he was the Director – Government Relations & Communications, as well as a period as Acting Chief Executive. He also worked for the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) following a career in journalism in Sydney and Canberra.

“James will play a vital role in leading ANCAP into the future and continuing efforts to improve the safety of vehicles on our roads,” ANCAP Chair and NRMA Deputy President Wendy Machin said.

“He brings a wealth of consumer, motoring, communications and advocacy skills to the organisation which will be invaluable in building and maintaining new and existing relationships with stakeholders,” she said.

“James has fantastic knowledge of the vehicle industry and is a strong advocate for improving consumer’s understanding of safety technology,” Ms Machin said.

“I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead ANCAP through its next chapter and look forward to the challenge of building on its excellent record of achievements,” incoming CEO James Goodwin said.

Mr Goodwin will start with ANCAP in October and his appointment follows the resignation of Mr Nick Clarke, who has stepped down as CEO after ten years with ANCAP.


  • Wendy Machin - Chair - 0417 669 712

  • James Goodwin - Incoming CEO - 0410 248 772

  • Kristy Tyrie - Communications Officer - 0423 515 557

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