The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Australia (ALRTA) has announced the appointment of Rachel Smith to the national Executive Director position.
The appointment was made by ALRTA National Council following an extensive talent search and selection process.
ALRTA National President Scott McDonald said that Ms Smith is the right person to carry on the ambitious work program of the association.
Ms Smith has previous transport association experience having worked for the Australian Logistics Council as Head of Government and Policy and having served a period as interim CEO. She has also worked for Australian Pathology and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, bringing extensive experience in policy development, advocacy, government relations, member services, projects, business development and management.
Ms Smith said she is looking forward to the challenge of representing the interests of the livestock and rural transport sector, including the six state member associations comprising the federation.
“I am thrilled to return to the transport and logistics sector to advocate for outcomes that will advance the interests of ALRTA members to government and the wider Australian community and look forward to working with the membership”.
Ms Smith will commence in the role following the ALRTA-LRTAWA Joint National and State Conference 4-5 August 2023.