Freestone's appoints Freestone as GM

Freestone's Transport keeps it in the family with the appointment of Jody Freestone as the company's new general manager

November 16, 2010

Generational change has come to Freestone’s Transport, with eldest daughter Jody Freestone appointed general manager by founders and joint managing directors Paul and Christine Freestone.

The move comes as the company launched a new tow truck and breakdown service on the Hume Highway, based in Wagga Wagga.

Jody Freestone, who was working as a lawyer until her appointment on October 26, has degrees in business, logistics and law.

"There are many fantastic opportunities in Australia at the moment and as a company, Freestone’s Transport looks forward to exploring those new opportunities, both up and down the eastern seaboard and across the Nullarbor as well," she says.

According to Paul Freestone, succession planning has been "a long and thorough process".

"We made sure the right structure was in place before moving forward with our succession planning and feel happy to announce Jody’s appointment," he says.

"She has excellent background knowledge in compliance which is half the battle, and coupled with her law and business background, we feel secure and excited about this next chapter in Freestone Transport’s evolution."

Christine Freestone says the move is a strategic step in growth.

"It’s a whole new world with chain of responsibility Law and compliance, and having Jody manage systems and action plans already in place gives us peace of mind.

"It frees us up to focus on future forecasting."

Freestone’s Transport’s largest customer is Startrack Express, with a relationship spanning nearly 30 years. Its towing service is separate from the firm’s linehaul division.

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