VTA announces Greg Cain replacement

Greg Cain retires after eight years as the VTA Industry Services Manager.

The Victorian Transport Association has announced James Williamson has been appointed to the role of Industry Services Manager.

Williamson, who commenced last week, replaces Greg Cain following his recent retirement after eight years in the role.

He joins the VTA after working most recently for several years at Porthaul, the family transport and logistics businesses based in Victoria’s southwest.

Williamson is a skilled general manager with 16 years’ experience in transport and logistics, with demonstrated expertise in bulk product management, operational leadership, and business growth strategies.

“Over his many years at Porthaul, James established a track record of leading projects to success and driving operational expansions, requiring an understanding of the many challenges faced by transport operators,” said Peter Anderson, VTA CEO.

“He has a strong understanding of technology and how it can be practically applied through improving systems and processes to achieve productivity and efficiency gains.

“In his role as the Industry Services Manager, James is well positioned to build on adding value to VTA members and working closely with the Secretariat.”

Anderson said Greg Cain leaves large shoes to fill.

“On behalf of the VTA Executive Council and Secretariat I extend our sincerest thanks and best wishes to him and his family on these exciting next steps,” he said.

“Greg has been an outstanding advocate for our members and associate members. Through his stewardship of our Committees, he has helped to engineer dozens of success stories and outcomes, particularly in the area of skills development and training, and mental health and wellbeing, which he has a passion and skills for.”

Cain’s retirement was announced at a presentation during last month’s State Conference where he received a standing ovation from a very appreciative audience of members and other industry stakeholders.

“Thank you, Greg, for your years of industry service and dedication,” concluded Anderson.

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