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ALRTA appoints new Executive Director

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Australia (ALRTA) has announced the appointment of Rachel Smith as its new national Executive Director.

The appointment was made by ALRTA National Council following an extensive talent search and selection process.

ALRTA President, Scott McDonald, said Smith is the right person to carry on the ambitious work program of the association.

“ALRTA has a long history of punching above its weight across an ambitious work program,” he said.

“I believe that Rachel has the right mix of skills and experience to continue that tradition.

“I congratulate her on the appointment and look forward to working closely into the future.”

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.

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 compromising 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,” she said.

Smith will commence in the role following the ALRTA-LRTAWA Joint National and State Conference on 4-5 August 2023.

Taken from Prime Mover Media Release on 2 July 2023.

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