NatRoad chief to take over from St Clair at ATA

Chris Melham will be the Australian Trucking Association’s new CEO.

NatRoad chief to take over from St Clair at ATA
Current NatRoad CEO Chris Melham will head to the ATA in March next year.


Current NatRoad CEO Chris Melham will lead the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) when Stuart St Clair steps down next year.

ATA chair Noelene Watson today announced Melham as the next CEO of Australia’s peak truck lobby group.

St Clair announced this year he would leave his post at the 2015 Trucking Australia conference, which is due to be held in Hobart in March.  

"Chris Melham has been the CEO for the National Road Transport Association for the past three years, and builds on a successful career of industry advocacy spanning more than 25 years," Watson says.

"The ATA board welcomes him to the position, and we look forward to working with Chris in the future."

Melham beat more than 50 other applicants to secure the role.  

"Chris Melham’s experience, professionalism and drive will enable the ATA to provide the leadership the industry needs," St Clair says.

"I’m proud to have served the ATA and the trucking industry for the past nine years as CEO, and to leave the ATA in a strong position. I know Chris will do a great job, and wish him all the best in the role."

St Clair was appointed ATA CEO in March 2006. He announced his retirement in June this year, and he will officially hand over the role to Melham at the Trucking Australia 2015 conference.

The event will run from March 19 to 21 in Hobart.

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