ATA appoints Ben Maguire as CEO

The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has appointed the former CEO of the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Ben Maguire, as its new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Chris Melham, who resigned in October.

ATA Chair, Noelene Watson, described Maguire as an 'outcome focused, strong, resourceful and committed association Chief Executive Officer'.

“Ben is a skilled advocate, highly regarded collaborator and known fair negotiator. He is committed to contributing to whole of business outcomes for the ATA, and is a leader who will mentor staff and control the ATA’s internal processes,” Watson said.

“He is strategic and innovative, and will deliver results.”

Maguire will reportedly take on the position in early 2017, and said he looked forward to working with and representing ATA members and the transport industry.

“Leading the ATA team and working with the board is a privilege, and a role that I am honoured to take on,” Maguire said.

Currently a management consultant, Maguire was CEO of the Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach from 2007 to 2014. In this role, he negotiated partnership agreements with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and managed the inaugural Outback Horse and Heritage Expo in 2013.

From 1998 to 2006, Maguire was the Operations Manager, Business Development Manager and then National Franchise Manager at AGL Energy. Maguire is co-deputy chair of the Regional Development Australia Southern Inland Committee, and is a member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia.

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