The National Road Transport Association has introduced Allan Thornley as its the transport body's new President.
The announcement was made official at the recently concluded 2015 NatRoad Conference held in Brisbane. Thornley will replace Geoff Crouch, who steps aside after four years in the role.
“It is a great honour to be elected as President of the National Road Transport Association by the National Council. I am proud and humbled to have their support as President. I look forward to working with the Council, our Members and Corporate Partners to deliver positive benefits to our Members in particular, and the Industry as a whole,” Thornley said.
“The National Council is committed to ensuring our members have all the available support and tools to assist their business and look forward continued member growth of the Association. The Secretariat is currently working on an exciting calendar of member information evenings which will give members the opportunity to hear the latest in Industrial Relations updates, Policy changes and to have your say on issues within your region.”
According to Thornley, NatRoad's priority though will be to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer following the departure of Warick Ragg. “I’m pleased to advise that we have received a good selection of high calibre applications which are currently being reviewed for short listing. Interviews will be held in the very near future, and we expect to announce the successful applicant shortly there-after,” he said.
Thornley also paid tribute to the outgoing Crouch. “I would again like to thank Geoff Crouch for his commitment and dedication to NatRoad as President for four years, and as a Council member for the last eight years.”