NSW trucking industry greats recognised

The Australian Trucking Association’s (ATA) NSW division has honoured the state’s leading trucking personalities at an Industry Awards event held in Newcastle last week.

The Contribution to the Industry Award was taken by Mike Moylan who, after 40 years in the industry, is currently the General Manager of Operations for Johnston’s Transport at Marrickville.

Mike has been a long time ambassador for the trucking industry in NSW, and an active participant in the ATA NSW and the previous NSWRTA organisations. Mike is the Chairman of the Transport Industry Container committee where he is constantly working with Sydney Ports and stevedore companies to improve conditions for container transport operators.

Former ATA NSW manager Jill Lewis was presented with the NSW Transport Woman of the Year Award for her work in that position where she forged close and meaningful relationships with the Roads and Maritime Service and the O’Farrell state government that continue to benefit ATA NSW and its members. After more than four years in that role, Jill is now with the NSW Taxi Council.

The Young Achiever of the Year Award was won by Colleen Barry, who commenced employment with Mountain Industries in Newcastle when she left school in 1998. Colleen now fulfils a number of vital roles with the company including being the in-house trainer for the accounts management system as well as being an Authorised Officer able to personally authorise export approvals required by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

ATA NSW Manager, Jodie Broadbent, said it was wonderful for the winners to be recognised for their contributions in front of an audience of their industry peers.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations to Mike, Jill and Colleen. The NSW trucking industry has a pool of talented and dedicated people, and to be recognised as the best in the industry is a real honour,” Jodie said. “The award winners receive more than a trophy – they take home the respect and acknowledgement of their peers.”

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