There’s been a change at the top of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) with the boss of Ron Finemore Transport Mark Parry being elected Chair.

The peak industry body was looking for a new Chair after David Smith retired following a four-year run in the top position.

The ATA tells us the incoming Chair is a successful and experienced senior executive with experience across manufacturing, mining, mining services, contracting, and transport and logistics.

He is also the Deputy Chair of Healthy Heads in Trucks and Sheds.

“Trucking plays a very important role in supplying our daily needs. The ATA has a broad membership base and seeks to represent the industry to a wide range of stakeholders,” – New ATA Chair Mark Parry

“I look forward to seeking to help improve the safety, sustainability, and the ongoing viability of our industry for those involved in it.”

ATA members also elected Australia Post executive James Dixon to the board, while three directors have retired – Noelene Watson, Geoff Crouch, and Austin Vella.