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Gerard Johnson re-elected as LRTAQ President

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At the Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Queensland (LRTAQ) Annual General Meeting, Gerard Johnson was re-elected as president.

The senior members of the LRTAQ executive committee now include:

  • President: Gerard Johnson
  • VP Bulk: Mark Collins
  • VP Livestock: John Rogers
  • Treasurer: Patrice Willoughby
  • Secretary: Gary Willoughby
  • Immediate Past President: Ian Wild

The Australian Livestock & Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) congratulated Johnson on his reappointment into the role; and thanked outgoing treasurer Ron Patel for his many years of service to the association.

The LRTAQ coincided with the association’s annual conference, which was held in Roma and celebrated its 40th anniversary.

ALRTA executive director Mat Munro attended the conference. In a newsletter, the association said, “The timing of the event was a stroke of luck after having once previously being postponed due to Covid and the re-introduction of border restrictions again this week. Thankfully the event was able to go ahead to mark the 40th anniversary of the Queensland association.

“The conference was very well attended with delegates hearing from prominent speakers including the Federal Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport, the Hon Scott Buchholz MP, QLD Senator Susan McDonald, QLD Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Steve Minnikin and Mayor Sean Dillon. It wasn’t all work though with some serious competition at the clay pigeon shoot, a few great trips down memory lane and the legendary Bull Carter’s Ball.”

At the event, Damien Swalling won the 2021 Young Person in Transport Award, while Honorary Life Memberships went to Ian and Fiona Wild, Mick Curley, Evol Opperman and George Johnston.

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