New 2016 additions to TruckSafe board

New 2016 additions to TruckSafe board

Three industry leaders have joined the Board of the TruckSafe accreditation program.

Stephen Marley, who will continue as TruckSafe Chair, welcomed the three new directors; Ken Brennan, Julie Russell and Victor Vella to the Board.

“Ken Brennan is the Chief Executive Officer for the ACT Transport Industries Skills Centre (TISC) & Transport Training ACT.

“As a former police Superintendent with some 32 years of service on the force, Ken brings his extensive experience in enforcement and road trauma issues to his new role on the TruckSafe Board,” Mr Marley said.

“As the Manager, Support Services for RB Russell Transport, Julie Russell goes above and beyond to make sure everyone comes home safely at the end of the day. As part of this, Julie was instrumental in implementing TruckSafe within the business.

“Her efforts have been acknowledged by the industry as the winner of the ATA’s 2015 National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year Award, and we’re delighted to have her on board as a Director of the TruckSafe program.

“Victor Vella has seen both sides of our industry, originally starting out as a truck driver before moving to management roles in his family’s transport business. He has a wealth of knowledge from his work right across our industry, and will bring a strong voice to the Board.”

While Mr Marley paid tribute to retiring TruckSafe Director Robert Waldron for his many years of service to the program.

“Bob has been a pillar of strength for the TruckSafe program. As the previous CEO of the ACT Transport Industry Skills Centre, we’ve been privileged to benefit from your knowledge and experience in the industry,” Mr Marley said.

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