To strengthen its bid to establish a co-operative research centre, iMOVE CRC, has announced the appointment of Ian Murray AM as its Chair, effective immediately.
“Ian Murray will bring many important perspectives and skills to the table for iMOVE CRC in this crucial phase of consolidation and finalisation,” said Ian Christensen, iMOVE CRC Bid Lead and CEO of Excellerate Australia.
“Ian is exceptionally well-regarded and connected in the logistics industry and has significant experience with bringing together bodies to achieve greater good as evidenced by his important work creating and launching the Australian Export Council.
“The critical link between the logistics industry and Australian businesses and consumers is a strong focus for iMOVE CRC and Ian has unparalleled knowledge in that area.”
iMOVE CRC’s plan is to establish a co-operative research centre to work alongside organisations and research on the development of intelligent transport systems in Australia. According to iMOVE CRC, the centre will offer substantial improvements to the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries and the economy.
Murray is currently Chair of the Australian Logistics Council (deputy Chair since 2006) and his strong background in senior executive roles in logistics, export, sales and international business make him the ideal leader for this ambitious industry-led transport R&D centre.
“The logistics sector is a key driver of commerce right across the Australian landscape and Australia's international competitiveness is dependent on an efficient supply chain,” Murray said. “iMOVE CRC can deliver the technologies and systems we need to realise that change and I am excited to play a leadership role in such a crucial initiative.”
According to iMOVE CRC, it expects to submit its stage two proposal in September 2016.