VTA elects new vice president at AGM

The Victorian Road Transport Association’s executive council has elected Murphy Transport Solutions CEO Cameron Murphy to the role of vice president and re-elected president Mike Lean and vice president Dennis Ryan for further terms. 

Silk Contract Logistics managing director Brendan Boyd was also elected to the executive council.  

The elections took place at the VTA’s 121st Annual General Meeting on November 10.  

CEO Peter Anderson said Boyd has been a “terrific supporter” of the VTA as a member.  

“With his election to the council I anticipate a strong and enduring contribution to the deliberations of the executive council,” he added.  

“He’s a strong and talented business leader and knows transport and the real-world challenges faced by operators and suppliers, and we welcome him aboard.”  

Delivering his fourth President’s Report since being elected to the role in 2019, Mike Lean acknowledged the executive council and secretariat’s efforts and achievements this year. 

“As a Victorian-based Association, we have a strong focus on the issues that matter most to our Victorian members and associate members.  

“This year we’ve had very strong engagement with stakeholders on local roads and infrastructure, with additional funding secured to repair and reinstate roads that were washed away in last year’s floods,” Lean said. 

“Our strong relationship with the Victorian Government has been key to our successful execution of the Driver Delivery program, which has produced hundreds of new qualified drivers to the industry helping to ease driver shortages.” 

Lean said it had been a busy year at a federal level, with the VTA’s membership of ARTIO seeing the association closely involved with proposed industrial relations reforms. 

“Through our sensible collaboration with transport stakeholders, we’re on the cusp of achieving many positive outcomes for our industry when it comes to minimum standards.  

“This will provide safety and productivity gains for operators and their workforce. 

“This has created a great deal of goodwill between the Association, federal ministers and bureaucrats, and unions, which will benefit the VTA long-after the legislation is passed.” 

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