ALC Forum: Murray to chair industry council

By: Rob McKay


Ian Murray takes the reins after Don Telford steps down as ALC chairman

ALC Forum: Murray to chair industry council
The new ALC chairman Ian Murray.

 

The Australian Logistics Council chairman's baton has passed from Don Telford to Ian Murray. 

Reflecting on his six years in the position, Telford says Infrastructure Australia's  recently released 15-year infrastructure plan shows how far the ALC had come in that time. 

"While governments don't always agree with what we have to say,  I believe they respect our position,  he says.

"They are increasingly turning to us to better understand industry's viewpoint on critical issues. 

"And, most importantly, we are delivering results for the logistics industry."

The report "reflects much of our advocacy efforts", he adds. 

Murray thanked Telford for his "extraordinary service to the industry", noting he had been inducted into the ALC Hall of Fame.

Murray went on to underline the importance of "innovative thinking" and the need to "push traditional boundaries".

He praised the IA plan, saying it has laid the ground work for improved supply chain efficiency with "well-considered blueprint".

"In particular, we applaud IA's recommendation for a National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy," Murray says.

Mapping of supply chains, strengthening freight corridor protection, progressing road funding reforms and integrating land use planning and transport planning were all backed by the ALC.

 

 

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