Schmidt takes over as ALRTA President

Beer bows out after two years at the helm of Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association

August 14, 2013

High-profile Queensland trucking veteran Liz Schmidt is the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association’s (ALRTA) new President.

Schmidt, who has run Schmidts Livestock Transport with her husband for more than 30 years, is a former president of the Queensland Livestock Transporters Association.

She was elected to the post at the recent ALRTA annual general meeting.

Outgoing president John Beer described her as a "long-time hard worker for our industry in Queensland and is now deservingly also our first female National President".

Reflecting on his own time at the helm in a message to ALRTA members, Beer says: "It has been my great pleasure serve as your President for the past two years.

"We have achieved a lot, like $10m in funding for sale yard infrastructure, progressing a national ramp standard and influencing the development of the national heavy vehicle law - but there is still a lot more to do.

"My thanks to the ALRTA National Council for their support, to my family for keeping the fires burning at home and to all the friends I’ve made along the way."

Other office bearers are Secretary Robert Cavanagh, Vice President Grant Robbins, Vice President Kevin Keenan, Treasurer Ron Pattel, ATA Representative Barney Hayes and TruckCare Chair Kevin Fechner.

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