VTA thanks Hopley for service as Murphy steps up

Former president steps away from association's executive council

VTA thanks Hopley for service as Murphy steps up
Brendan Hopley


Former Victorian Transport Association (VTA) president Brendan Hopley has stepped down from its executive council, with Cameron Murphy stepping up in his place.

In a statement, the VTA executive council and secretariat thank Hopley, who departs "after many decades of loyal and dedicated service", CEO Peter Anderson says.

"Brendan has served the VTA and the transport industry for over 50 years and has earnt the trust, respect and admiration of his peers for his many achievements.

"He has been an active and engaged officer of the VTA for most of this time, serving as vice president and president of the Association, and as chairman of numerous Executive Council committees that have helped to establish policy and strategic direction for the VTA.

"As president, Brendan was influential in advocacy and policy work that saw the VTA lobby successfully for construction of the North East Link, as well as policy and regulatory work around the Port of Melbourne sale, the Western Distributor, upgrades to the Westgate Bridge and M1, toll charges with Transurban, HPFVs, and truck curfews in the inner west, inner north and bayside.

"On behalf of our President, Mike Lean, and the Executive Council and Secretariat, I thank Brendan for his many years of service, and for the positive change he helped bring to the Association and the industry."

How the VTA honoured Hopley in 2018, here

Following Hopley’s departure, Cameron Murphy joins the executive council.

Murphy is CEO of Murphy Transport Solutions "and hails from a renowned and proud transport family", Anderson says.

"Cameron is well-known in the industry and among the VTA membership as a respected business leader, and we look forward to his input and involvement in the work of the Council.

"With COVID-19 restrictions starting to ease, we look forward to acknowledging Brendan and Cameron at a VTA function hopefully in the not-to-distant future."


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