New board for TWAL

The Annual General Meeting of Transport Women Australia Limited took place on 5 September. During the meeting, the new board for the organisation was announced.

Pam McMillan (D & P Haulage, Albury/Wodonga) was named new Chair of the national organisation; and Melissa Strong (Lindsay Transport, Brisbane Qld) was announced as the new Vice Chair. Other members of the board are Jacquelene Brotherton (Oxford Cold Storage, Melbourne) as Immediate Past Chair and Rebecca Delahaye (rthealth, Sydney).

“It is great to see board members from different areas of Australia working with such enthusiasm for our members,” Mrs McMillan said as she paid tribute to the outgoing Chair, Jacquelene. “We have a good team and work well together, and we look forward to our exciting future.

“Transport Women Australia Limited promotes the contribution women make to the transport industry in all aspects of transport, and provides opportunities for networking, mentoring, education and personal development and growth for our members. It is encouraging to see that our membership now includes women involved in the maritime and rail industries.

“In recent times Transport Women Australia Ltd has responded to real issues such as viability for smaller operators and their families, and the impact on the communities they live in. Our conferences and seminars pertain to issues that directly affect women working in all areas of transport, and we are involved in many other organisations as speakers and presenters at their events.”

Mrs McMillan also announced that the TWAL network has been broadened to include membership of Women in Trucking in America and Women in Logistics in the UK; and representation as a council member of the Australian Trucking Association.

“Our organisation has a strong base and we are looking forward to continuing our growth of networks right throughout the country.  I hope other women involved in all modes of transport would be encouraged to contact myself, the other directors or our administrator for further information and details on how to become involved,” said Mrs McMillan.

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