Russell and Scott appointed to NHVR board

New members replace retiring duo Garske and Taylor

Russell and Scott appointed to NHVR board
Julie Russell


Julie Russell and Catherine Scott have been appointed to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) board, replacing outgoing deputy chair Peter Garske and board member Coral Taylor.

Federal transport minister Michael McCormack says ministers unanimously agreed on Russell and Scott’s appointment.

Duncan Gay will continue on as NHVR board chair, as will board members Ken Lay and Robin Stewart-Crompton.

"A staggered approach to board appointments was instituted last year to provide a smooth transition for new membership," McCormack says.

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport Scott Buchholz says both Russell and Scott are highly respected within the heavy vehicle transport and logistics industry, bringing with them a wealth of experience.

Russell is director at family business Russell Transport, president of the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) and on the board of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).

"Ms Russell was named Queensland Trucking Association Woman of the Year in 2014 and National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year in 2015," Buchholz says.

"She is a third-generation member of a Queensland based trucking company.

"Her commitment to road transport reform was recognised when she was appointed to the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) Board in April and an ongoing role as chair of the ATA's Industry Skills and Workforce Committee."

ATN spoke with Russell this year about her business and association leadership roles

Scott, pictured below, combines experience in transport, infrastructure, and natural resources.


"With expertise in risk management and corporate governance, Ms Scott has been chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator since 2012," Buchholz says.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey thanked Garske and Taylor for their years of service.

"I would like to thank Mr Garske and Ms Taylor for their six years of exemplary service," Bailey says.

"Mr Garske and Ms Taylor were foundation board members, with Mr Garske later accepting the deputy chair role.

"Mr Garske's experience and in-depth industry knowledge have been invaluable. His influence was critical in helping the NHVR progress regulatory reform, benefitting the heavy vehicle transport industry.

"I would also like to thank Ms Taylor for her industry advocacy and guidance to the board and the NHVR."


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