The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) formally elected Murphy Transport Solutions CEO Cameron Murphy to the council and re-elected President Mike Lean and Vice-President Dennis Ryan for further terms, during its 118th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24 November.
Murphy was invited to join the Council in June following longstanding Councillor and former VTA President Brendan Hopley’s decision to step down from the role. He hails from a renowned and proud transport family and is well-known in the industry and among the VTA membership as a respected business leader.
“We’re delighted at Cameron’s election to the Executive Council and look forward to his considered input into informing the strategic direction of the VTA,” said CEO Peter Anderson.
“We also acknowledge and thank Mick Rocke for his service as Vice President over the past year and look forward to his ongoing service to the Association advising on key wharf-related issues.”
Delivering his first President’s Report since being elected to the role last year, Mike Lean paid tribute to the VTA Secretariat and the broader freight and logistics industry for its unrelenting service to customers and the Australian community during the past challenging 10 months.
“It’s been an extraordinary year for the VTA, the transport industry, and business in general, because of COVID-19. Businesses have been upended, our economy has contracted and is now in recession, and restrictions introduced in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia and around the world have curbed commerce and personal freedoms,” Lean said.
“The transport industry in Victoria has risen to these challenges with the VTA leading the way by introducing and advocating for practical solutions to maintain consumer confidence and keep our industry at work.
“This year has been difficult for everyone and I would like to congratulate Peter Anderson and the VTA Secretariat for continuing to service our members efficiently and effectively this year – much of it remotely from home,” added Lean.
“It is a credit that the Secretariat has been able to retain and grow our base of members and sponsors. This demonstrates more than anything the terrific value proposition of VTA membership, and I also acknowledge and thank our members and sponsors for their continued support in difficult circumstances.”