HVIA’s new President, John Drake has wasted no time in implementing the Board’s vision by announcing new State Committees in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales to commence later this month.
Mr Drake says he is a firm believer in collaboration.
“I know – like my company – our members have strong views on topics and genuinely want to engage to make our industry stronger,” Mr Drake said.
“The new committees give our members a voice on important topics but they are also a good opportunity to inform them of the huge workload in front of HVIA.
“The organisation does some great work and up until now our engagement has been limited; I want to formalise it and broaden our engagement to ensure we are transparent about the issues and we allow ourselves the best opportunity to tap into the views of our membership.”
The State Committees will be broadened out in the other states as the membership grows in these regions.
The first meeting will be on 25 March in Melbourne, followed by the 4th of April in Sydney and the 11th of April in Queensland.
The State Committees will be chaired by a member of the Board meaning that all views will be tabled at the Board meeting, when the eventual direction will be settled.
At each meeting we will try and organise a presentation on a relevant topic to incentivise attendance. These meetings are also a good networking opportunity. If you cannot get to a meeting, we welcome thoughts on the issues beforehand via email or phone.
The initial Victorian State Committee will be chaired by HVIA Vice President, Mario Colosimo.
“I’m looking forward to hearing want our members think on a range of important topics,” Mr Colosimo said.
“We know Government is talking about the issue of width, the new Act has a range of changes for our members that need to be understood and there is a lot of opportunity at the Brisbane Truck Show that our members need to know about.”
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