At its annual general meeting, the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) has re-elected its president Mike Lean (pictured) and vice president Dennis Ryan into their respective roles.
Long-serving members of the VTA executive council, they have both provided steady and dedicated leadership over their many years of service, said VTA CEO Peter Anderson.
“The VTA Executive Council and Secretariat is appreciative of their efforts, and I congratulate them on their re-election.
“Yesterday’s AGM was the 120th in the Association’s long and proud history.”
In his President’s report, Lean spoke of some of the notable efforts and achievements of the VTA over the past year.
He also acknowledged the external issues that have impacted the industry by pushing up prices and disrupting supply chains such as war in Eastern Europe, precarious international shipping lanes, and more recently floods in south-eastern Australia.
“Mike indicated that though all these challenges, the VTA has continued to advocate for our state and federal leadership to support freight operators with legislation and public policy to help ease the financial impact. He also touched on our industry leadership in the areas of training, decarbonization, minimum standards and infrastructure planning,” said Anderson.
“I would like to endorse Mike’s acknowledgement and thanks to our members and associate members for their ongoing and loyal support of the VTA.
“We are fortunate to have a very engaged and dedicated executive council that meets regularly to provide counsel, strategic direction and advice to the secretariat and myself as CEO. I thank them for their time, effort and leadership.”