Philip Lovel to retire from VTA

Current VTA executive director and former CEO Philip Lovel will retire on July 4

Philip Lovel to retire from VTA
'Remarkable feat': Philip Lovel will retire after 28 years with the Victorian Transport Association.


Philip Lovel will this week call time on his almost 30-year career with the Victorian Transport Association (VTA).  

The VTA announced today Lovel will retire on July 4 after 28 years with the association.  

Lovel was appointed VTA CEO in 1986 and held the position until 2012, when he stepped aside to become executive director.  

"I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank Phil for his 28 years of service to the VTA and the industry in general. It is a remarkable feat," VTA president Brendan Hopley says.  

"There have been so many campaigns, changes, innovations, issues and upheavals with which we have been faced and for which we have fought through in the past 28 years. Phil always ensured that the industry voice has been heard in all the right places, by all the right people."

Along with his roles at the VTA, Lovel has held positions on the Victorian Ministerial Freight Advisory Council, the Victorian Road Freight Advisory Council and the New South Wales Freight Industry Council.  

He was also involved in the running of the Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation and the Transport Workers Superannuation Fund.  

Lovel was named as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2007 in recognition of his services to the transport industry.

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