Alumni Award for National Leadership

2018 Recipient - Mr Kyle Loades, Master of Business Administration 2015, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 2000

Kyle Loades is currently a non-executive director of Credit Union Australia, Chair of Drive Yello, Chair of Hunter Medical Research Institute and a Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at The University of Newcastle. Kyle has complemented his industry experience with continual professional development through formal education including the completion of an MBA at UON, and a Harvard Business School Certificate in Disruptive Strategy and participation in a Transformation Leadership Program at ANU.

Just last year, Kyle completed a three and a half year term as Chairman of the NRMA, a role in which he led significant cultural and operational change. By his guidance, the NRMA became one of Australia’s foremost providers of transport and tourism services, and membership grew. Part of his strategy was to lobby on planning and policy, resulting in the NSW government legislation requiring petrol stations to provide real-time fuel prices, and the development of roads and transport infrastructure in NSW.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.