Transport Women Australia welcomes two new board members
ROSLYN Anderson, of Wales Truck Sales in Sydney, and Cinzia Chu of PACCAR in Melbourne, are the two new faces on the Board of Directors at Transport Women Australia Limited.
They were welcomed aboard at TWAL's recent annual general meeting which also marked the resignation of prominent board member Michelle Harwood.
"Michelle has been an amazing asset who has devoted a huge amount of time and energy over the past 12 months,” said Jacquelene Brotherton, who retained her long-serving role as chair.
"Michelle has been the driving force behind the Women Driving Transport Careers initiative, designed our conference website and will be staying very involved with TWAL especially in the planned website upgrade.
"We wish Michelle all the very best with all her extra free time.”
In other noteworthy news from the AGM, Di Caldwell-Smith was reappointed as vice-chair on the board, as was Coralie Chapman in the role of director/secretary.
"My heartfelt thanks to Di, Coralie and Michelle for the amazing achievements of TWAL over the past year, and to our volunteers throughout the year, firstly Rebecca Coleman, our Newsletter editor and publisher and our conference AV manager, we would not manage without her,” adds Ms Brotherton.
"Thanks also to our other conference volunteers - Tracey Boschetti, Rosie Cirillo, Rachel Hesse and Paula Sita.
Ms Brotherton said she was grateful too for the continued support of the TWAL's Foundation Business Partners - NTI and Volvo Group Australia, and to long-term sponsors - Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, PACCAR Australia, Cummins, AEI Transport Insurance Brokers, Prime Creative Media, BP and TWUSUPER.
She also extended a welcome and thanks to new sponsors Scania, Viva Energy, SRT Logistics, NHVR, Westfund Health Insurance, Ron Finemore Transport and Chilled Australia Specialised Logistics.
"We would also like to thank Oxford Cold Storage for the huge support given to the organisation over the past 12 months; none of this would be possible without their unswerving support.
"As an association we have achieved so much due to passion and dedication, or because I am a slave driver, and it is our desire to take this passion and dedication into 2019 and beyond.
"We are working with the ATA to participate in the Trucking Australia event in Perth, our second cohort of female drivers is graduating next week and a third course is set for February. We are anticipating more interaction with Girl Guides Australia and have many other plans, not least our 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner set for November 16, 2019 - so save that date now.”