Queensland Trucking Association CEO Peter Garske resigns


The long-serving trucking industry representative has resigned after a long stint.

 

Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) CEO Peter Garske has called time on his 20-year career at the helm of the lobby group.

The QTA announced today Garske had tendered his resignation and that a search will begin next week for someone new to lead the association.

The QTA says it is recognised in Queensland and Australia as a pre-eminent industry association due to Garske’s leadership. Indeed, he has long been the respected voice of the QTA and the Queensland trucking industry's most recognised advocate.

"In serving on many government and industry boards, councils and committees, Peter has represented the industry with professional expertise, earning the trust not only of the association’s members, but also of premiers, ministers and senior public servants," QTA president Ben Almond says.

"There is no better indicator of the reputation of the association and its outgoing CEO than the fact that both sides of politics have sought and acted on our opinions and submissions."

The QTA says a recruitment process will aim to secure a CEO with skills and experience in management, government relations and the trucking industry.

Garske most recently oversaw the development of the Queensland Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Action Plan, a comprehensive strategy designed to improve safety in the trucking industry.

In releasing the strategy, road safety minister Mark Bailey publicly thanked Garske for chairing the group responsible for the document and his commitment to improving heavy vehicle safety.

Garske was last year appointed deputy chair on the board of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR).

 

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