VTA welcomes Murphy to executive council


AGM also sees Lean and Ryan re-elected to leadership positions

VTA welcomes Murphy to executive council
VTA President Mike Lean (right) presents Cameron Murphy with his executive councillor pin.

 

The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) executive council has formally elected Murphy Transport Solutions CEO Cameron Murphy to its council, replacing outgoing former VTA president Brendan Hopley.

VTA president Mike Lean and vice-president Dennis Ryan were also re-elected for further terms at the association’s November 24 AGM.

Murphy was invited to the council in June following Hopley’s decision to step down from the role.

Murphy hails from a renowned transport family and is well known in the industry and among the VTA membership as a respected business leader.

"We’re delighted at Cameron’s election to the Executive Council and look forward to his considered input into informing the strategic direction of the VTA," VTA CEO Peter Anderson says.

"We also acknowledge and thank Mick Rocke for his service as Vice President over the past year and look forward to his ongoing service to the Association advising on key wharf-related issues."


How the VTA thanked Hopley for his service, here


Delivering his first president’s report since being elected to the role last year, Lean paid tribute to the VTA Secretariat and the broader freight and logistics industry for its unrelenting service to customers and the Australian community during the past challenging 10 months.

"It’s been an extraordinary year for the VTA, the transport industry, and business in general, because of Covid-19," Lean says.

"Businesses have been upended, our economy has contracted and is now in recession, and restrictions introduced in Victoria and elsewhere in Australia and around the world have curbed commerce and personal freedoms.

"The transport industry in Victoria has risen to these challenges with the VTA leading the way by introducing and advocating for practical solutions to maintain consumer confidence and keep our industry at work.

"This year has been difficult for everyone and I would like to congratulate Peter Anderson and the VTA Secretariat for continuing to service our members efficiently and effectively this year – much of it remotely from home.

"It is a credit that the Secretariat has been able to retain and grow our base of members and sponsors.

"This demonstrates more than anything the terrific value proposition of VTA membership, and I also acknowledge and thank our members and sponsors for their continued support in difficult circumstances."

 

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