Crouch second term and Russell rises at ATA


Chair gets more time as QTA president takes board seat

Crouch second term and Russell rises at ATA
Julie Russell

 

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has returned Geoff Crouch as chair and elected Russell Transport director Julie Russell to the board.

The Crouch move follows and uncontested vote during the association’s annual general meeting in Perth, according to the peak industry body. 

"I plan to continue the ATA’s existing engagement with all sides of politics and all industry stakeholders to ensure the voice of those we represent is heard loud and clear," Crouch says, two years after his elevation to the role. 

"I plan to continue the ATA’s existing engagement with all sides of politics and all industry stakeholders to ensure the voice of those we represent is heard loud and clear," Crouch says. 

"Additionally, I will follow through on our commitment to mental health and wellbeing. We have spoken about this issue for long enough. It is time to take real action."

Crouch said he also looks forward to ensuring the ATA continues to contribute to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) review. 

"It goes without saying that this review is desperately needed to bring new thinking into how our industry should be regulated," he says. 

"We are confident the result of this collaboration between industry, government and regulators will lead to positive outcomes."

Over the years, Russell has worked on numerous committees and boards within the road transport industry and was named National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year in 2015. 

"I’m pleased to welcome Julie as a member of the ATA board," Crouch says.

"She has extensive experience as a member of the industry, as president of the Queensland Trucking Association and a TruckSafe director." 


Read about Russell’s previous work at the ATA, here


 

Over the years, Russell has worked on numerous committees and boards within the road transport industry and was named National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year in 2015, the ATA notes. 

"As we welcome Julie to the board, we farewell longstanding retiring director Tim Knowles, and thank him for his long service and great contribution to the ATA board," Crouch says. 

"I am also pleased to welcome returning directors Andy Divall, David Simon, Simon Skazlic and Geoff Luff, as well as Andrew Garrety, who was re-elected as treasurer and secretary."

 

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