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Media Release: Trucking Association CEO Tenders His Resignation

22 Feb 2016 2:19 PM | Administration (Administrator)

Queensland Trucking Association Ltd (QTA) President, Ben Almond, has today announced that long serving Association Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Peter Garske tended his resignation to the Association’s Board of Directors Meeting held on 9 February 2016.

“QTA Ltd Board of Directors has accepted Peter’s resignation acknowledging his significant contribution across 20 years of service to the Board and the Association’s members” said Mr Almond.  “The date of effect will be determined by a process of advertising, recruitment and transition of an appointee to replace him as Chief Executive Officer of the Association.”

The QTA Ltd Board of Directors accepted Peter’s decision, acknowledging that the Association under his leadership is recognised in the State of Queensland and across Australia as a pre-eminent road transport and freight industry Association.  QTA Ltd is identified across a range of Government portfolios as an authoritative representative of the trucking industry and the freight task.

Mr Almond stated “In serving on many Government and Industry Boards, Councils and Committees, Peter has represented the industry with professional expertise, earning the trust, not only of the Association’s members, but also of Premiers, Ministers and Senior Public Servants.  There is no better indicator of the reputation of the Association and its outgoing CEO, than the fact that both sides of politics have sought and acted on our opinions and submissions.”

It is expected that the recruitment process will commence next week.  QTA Ltd will seek to identify a talented and appropriately qualified individual, possessing skills and experience in the fields of management, government relations and the road transport/freight task.

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