Industry Super Fund provider, TWUSUPER, this week confirmed it had landed a former Victorian Transport Association President as its new National Employer Relationship Manager.
The well-credentialled Brendan Hopley has taken up the executive position.
With five decades of industry experience, Hopley brings with him an unrivalled network of relationships and knowledge of key industry figures, which TWUSUPER hopes it can take advantage of.
“There are very few people across Australia with transport industry experience and contacts comparable to Brendan Hopley,” said CEO of TWUSUPER Frank Sandy.
“TWUSUPER is built by and for the transport industry and Brendan’s appointment only deepens that commitment to improve our services to members and participating employers,” he said in a statement.
Hopley is himself a longstanding member of the Fund and a passionate believer in its mission of helping people in transport enjoy a better retirement.
He commenced working in the industry in the late 1960s, and held senior operational and management roles in Australia and Asia, culminating in his most recent position as Chief Operating Officer at Murphy Transport Solutions for the last 15 years.
“During my time in the industry I have seen a profound improvement in the retirement outcomes of transport workers,” Hopley said.
“TWUSUPER has been the key to unlocking dignity and security in retirement for many thousands of my colleagues. The opportunity to help build an even stronger fund was too good to pass up.”
In addition to being a past president of the Victorian Transport Association, Hopley is a past section chair of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in Australia.
At present he also serves as Vice President of ARTIO Victoria.
More than a decade ago, Blanchard’s Haulage embraced a burgeoning Performance Based Standards scheme to find an innovative solution to a dimensional transport dilemma. The end result is a fleet of distinctive 8x4 Volvo crane trucks that have provided a critical solution for a major customer while still delivering much needed versatility.