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Martyn and Farrell in Queens Birthday Honours List

Sector achievers hail from a wide spread of backgrounds


The trucking industry and related callings saw individuals recognised for their contributions in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Each picking up a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia are long-serving industry representative Trevor Martyn, for service to the road transport industry, and to the community, and Burrumbuttock Hayrunners’ founder Brendan Farrell, for services to primary industry.

“Trevor has made an enormous and selfless contribution to the Australian transport industry over a highly-decorated career spanning more than 50 years,” Victorian Transport Association CEO Peter Anderson says on behalf of VTA president Cameron Dunn, the executive council and the secretariat.

“He served on the executive council of the VTA from 1998-2005,including four years as president from 2002-2005.

“I can think of no one worthier and more deserving of an Order of Australia Medal than Trevor for his many services to the road transport industry and to the community.

“Trevor also served as a director and executive chair of the Australian Trucking Association from 2002-2010, underscoring his commitment to the transport industry and bringing about change and improvements to make the industry safer and more prosperous.”

Anderson also notes Martyn’s six years as chairman of Driver Education Centre Australia (DECA) from 2007-2012, and time as president of the National Bulk Tanker Association, and chair of Global Air Ambulance for four years.

“In his professional working life Trevor was managing director of FBT Operations for 38 years from 1969-2007,” Anderson says.

He presently serves on the boards of numerous businesses including as chair of leading residential aged care, home care, and disability services provider Mayflower, and director of Decoral Trust.”

Away from the industry Martyn is active in numerous organisations and charities.

Farrell, who receives his OAM for service to primary industry, caught national attention during the decade for organising truckloads of hay to farmers in drought-affected parts of New South Wales and Queensland.

Approached by rural media to comment on the award, Farrell preferred to spread the praise with those who helped make the deliveries.

In the wider infrastructure, transport and logistics realm, Jock Murray becomes an Officer (AO) in the general division of the Order for distinguished service to the transport, infrastructure and freight industries, through roles in policy direction, planning and implementation, and to Jesuit education.

Aside from transport infrastructure planning in New South Wales, Murray has been a von-executive chairman bulk liquid tankers manufacturer Omitankers and was a board member of Terminals Australia before it was sold to Asciano in 2008.

The former Special Air Services colonel is a one-time NSW Department of Transport director general and a Sydney, Beijing and London Olympic Games transport and infrastructure advisor.

In Western Australia, Reece Waldcock in now a member (AM) in the general division. Waldcock is recognised for significant service to public administration, particularly to transport and infrastructure planning and development in Western Australia, and to the community. He has been Department of Transport director-general, commissioner for Main Roads and the chief executive of the Public Transport Authority,


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