From the SAE – A President – Adrian Feeney


It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to our new CEO, Dale Gilson.

As advised in our December edition of Vehicle Technology Engineer, Natalie Roberts has decided to move on from this role after nearly 3 years in the job and on behalf of the Board and our members I sincerely thank her for the outstanding job she has done for us.

Dale brings with him a wealth of experience in not-for-profit organisations, having been CEO of; Motorcycling Australia, Speedway Australia, Four Wheel Drive Victoria, Table Tennis Victoria as well as Marketing and Sponsorship Manager of Netball Victoria.

When you meet him, you will be impressed with his calm, methodical approach to issues and his track record and experience will be a good fit for our organisation.

There is much more for Dale to do to implement the plans initiated by Natalie as well as for him to develop his own vision for SAE-A. 

As President, I am looking forward to the next few months as Dale settles into the role and starts to have an impact on our Society.

Dale is equally keen to join the team at the Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia  
“I’m looking forward to taking on the role and further building on the good work already done by Natalie, the staff and volunteers, and the SAE – A Board.”

He added, “I’m excited to be given the opportunity to be part of such a long standing and respected organisation and I am looking forward to working with all our members, stakeholders and corporate partners.”

Dale commenced in the role on Monday 11th January 2016.

Any enquiries, please contact the SAE – A office on (03) 9676 9568.


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