Harper promoted to global head of T&L institute

Australian head of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportelected the global president of the organisation

The Australian head of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Len Harper, has been elected the global president of the organisation.

Harper is only the second Australian to take up the post of International President of CILT.

The Institute is a world-wide professional association representing people in the transport and logistics industry. CILT consists of 31 countries with more than 33,000 members.

In Australia CILT is represented in all capital cities and in major regional areas.

Harper says he is committed to developing the means of professional development.

"Better people make for better business," he says.

He says a key role is the attraction and retention of younger people to the industry by providing the opportunity for career development. CILT Australia has a young members’ group with almost 1,000 people registered.

CILT Australia cites recent research indicating people with a professional qualification and membership of a key professional institution earn about $200,000 more than their counterparts over their careers.

Harper has previously served as the national chair of CILT Australia and for the past four years has been the chairman of the CILT International Management Board.

His business career involves the chief executive role in four public transport systems in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. He holds a bachelors degree in finance and economics and a masters degree in economics. He is a Chartered Fellow of CILT and a Fellow of the Certified Practising Accountants in Australia.

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