Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds (HHTS) has announced the appointment of its inaugural Chief Executive Officer.
Naomi Frauenfelder will commence her responsibilities mid January, 2021.
Frauenfelder, who previously held the position of Executive Director at the rail industry-aligned TrackSAFE Foundation, takes over from HHTS Interim CEO Lachlan Benson.
“The HHTS Board is delighted to welcome Naomi into this executive leadership role, and looks forward to working collaboratively with her as the Foundation builds on its three key pillars; training, standards, and wellness,” HHTS Chair Paul Graham said in a statement.
Frauenfelder brings a wealth of knowledge to HHTS from TrackSAFE, a not-for-profit that addresses suicide on the rail network and the resultant trauma caused to train drivers and other frontline staff.
“Naomi has a passion to unite industries behind mental health, providing individuals and organisations with the resources they need to face challenges head-on,” said Graham.
“Her skills and experience make her a great fit to lead HHTS to becoming the recognised peak body for mental health and wellbeing across the industry,” he said.
HHTS, in conjunction with AP Psychology & Consulting Services (APPCS), will launch a three year Industry Blueprint Strategy, National Framework, Guidelines and Charter for Psychological Safety for road transport and logistics in early 2021.
Interim CEO Lachlan Benson will work alongside Frauenfelder until April to support the delivery of this industry-wide initiative.
“Along with the Board I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Lachlan Benson for his dedication and spirited leadership as Interim CEO of HHTS. Lachlan has been on the journey to establishing the Foundation for nearly two years and has been at the forefront of its key founding initiatives and achievements to date. We owe much to his efforts,” said Graham.
Benson, according to Graham, will transition to the HHTS Board as an independent director where he will continue to give back to the sector that he has worked in for his entire career.
“We look forward to welcoming him onto the Board and his continued involvement in helping to shape the future of the Foundation,” said Graham.
(Image: HHTS CEO Naomi Frauenfelder).