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Leadership change at NatRoad sees QMC Logistics boss promoted

Recent changes at the National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) will see an organisational reshuffle at board level.

Long serving President Allan Thornley announced his resignation as President of the NatRoad Board this week and will be replaced by Scott Davidson, Managing Director of QMC Logistics.

A Director of NatRoad since 2014, Davidson has taken a key role in the engagement and development of the Association’s corporate partnerships.

NatRoad CEO, Warren Clark thanked the outgoing Thornley who has chosen to concentrate on running his own business

“We would like to thank Allan for the commitment and personal investment he brought to the role over his term," he said.

"Allan contributed immensely to the success of the Association and the broader transport industry. His inclusive leadership style has seen NatRoad forge strong and lasting relationships with our stakeholders and enhance our public profile significantly.”

From a background in automotive component manufacturing, Thornley moved into transport in 1984 where he enjoyed a variety of roles in predominantly long haul businesses before joining Shaws Darwin Transport in 1997 where he was the Managing Director from April 2011.

Thornley has been a Director of NatRoad since 2010. 

"I have spent nine years on the Board. I have enjoyed the experience of serving the Australian road transport community as well as the friendship and hard work of all those who have served on the Board over that time," he said.

"I would like to thank all members for the opportunity to serve them and wish NatRoad the very best for the future," said Thornley.

Davidson thanked Thornley for his leadership and said he had been integral to the advances NatRoad had made as an association over the past nine years.

“It is an honour to be appointed President of the National Road Transport Association. NatRoad and the Board have a significant role to play in ensuring the best outcomes for our members and the wider Australian road transport industry," he said.

"I welcome the opportunity to lead and guide the organization in its continued pursuit of that mission.”

(Image: Allan Thornley).

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