The Victorian Transport Association has presented Paul Ryan with one of its highest accolades, the W.F.D. Chalmers Award.
The award was announced at the VTA's President's Dinner last Thursday at Melbourne's Athenaeum Club in front of an audience of senior leaders from the Victorian and national transport industry, including Federal Infrastructure & Transport Minister Darren Chester and VTA President Cameron Dunn.
Presented in memory of Daryl Chalmers, who sat on the VTA's executive council for over 40 years and was a life member for 30, the award is given in recognition of services to the transport and logistics industry in support of the VTA and its members.
"Paul has been a strong advocate for both the VTA and the transport industry in general for decades and we're thrilled to be able to honour his tireless work with this award," VTA CEO Peter Anderson said.
"A passionate supporter of the VTA, Paul has worked hard to assist VTA members and others in the industry navigate the complex industrial relations framework that operators are required to comply with.
"As a board member of industry fund TWUSUPER, Paul has also devoted significant time and effort into helping transport workers to ensure they are able to have a dignified retirement.
"We congratulate Paul for the many achievements and accomplishments he has made over a decorated career working in transport," Mr Anderson said.