New Executive Director for ALRTA

Mathew (Mat) Munro has had a busy first week in his new role as the Executive Director of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA), taking in the Brisbane Truck Show as well as the ALRTA Queensland branch’s “Making a Mile to the Future” Forum and the iconic Bull Carters’ Ball.

Mat has accepted the Canberra-based role following the departure of Phil Halton, who earlier this year took a senior position as General Manager Strategy and Business Development with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator based in Brisbane. Phil returned to be a presenter on behalf of the NHVR at the LRTAQ Forum last Saturday.

Mat brings a wealth of experience to the position, having for many years been an active participant in public policy at the manager or director level of several national industry associations including the National Road Transport Operators’ Association (NatRoad), the Grains Council of Australia and the Real Estate Institute of Australia.

Mat has also worked with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) as well as the ACT Government Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.
Mat studied natural resource policy at the University of New England in Armidale NSW, and later, applied science and business administration through Charles Sturt University. He grew up in and around Dubbo NSW where his family ran a mixed livestock and grain farm as well as the Drover’s Dog Tavern in Eumungerie midway between Dubbo and Gilgandra.

Mat told CRTnews that he “looks forward to assisting the hard working people of the livestock and rural transport sector promoting a more sustainable, safe and fair business environment.”

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