NTA expands team to support trucking operators

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 16, 2023

The New Zealand Trucking Association has announced several recent additions and role changes within its structure.

The strategic personnel developments aim to enhance membership services, marketing and communication efforts, office management, and the introduction of a new health and safety initiative.

Bill James has joined the association in a role dedicated to membership services, responsible for further strengthening the association’s ability to support trucking operators.

Katie Johnson has assumed the role of marketing and communication manager, tasked with developing and implementing strategies to effectively communicate the association’s initiatives, programmes, and benefits to the industry. Debbie Neamehas transitioned into the role of office manager.

John Sansom has taken on the position of programme manager for the upcoming HARMfree Transport and Logistics initiative. This is a comprehensive industry-led initiative designed to improve workplace safety and worker well-being, in a language and style practical for transport and logistics.

The programme is set to launch soon, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the association, National Road Carriers, Success formula, Fit for Duty, and Autosense, and is supported by funding from ACC’s Workplace Injury Prevention grant.

Under the leadership of Dave Boyce, the Chief Executive Officer and Carol McGeady, the Chief Operating Officer, the New Zealand Trucking Association is focused on building the capabilities of its team to sustain its growth trajectory. Despite having a relatively small team, the association continues to design and implement impactful initiatives and programmes that improve industry safety and drive positive change.

Plans are also underway for the introduction of the Careers Trucking programme later this year, which  will offer hands-on experiences to the industry.