Vale Derek Marriott

The Queensland heavy vehicle industry is in mourning with the sad news that former Board Director, Derek Marriott passed away on Friday last week, aged 60 years.

Derek was the Service Manager at Cummins South Pacific in Brisbane for twenty-five years before taking up the Service Managers role at Daimler Trucks Brisbane. More recently, Derek was the Service Manager at Iveco Trucks Brisbane prior to retiring from the industry.

Derek was a Board Director at the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) from 2005 to 2014, prior to its transition to the national industry body, HVIA.

Derek was part of the Board decision making team during the period in 2010/11 when the Brisbane Truck Show relocated from the RNA Showgrounds (where it was held for thirty years) to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

During his time in the industry, Derek became very passionate about apprenticeships and training, supporting the Association’s Schools to Industry Tour program on many occasions and contributing to CVIAQ’s training video developed to encourage school leavers into the industry.

Derek was a regular participant at Service Managers Council meetings and was a frequent volunteer, supervising the Apprentice Challenge competition run at the Brisbane Truck Show.

In 2015 Derek was instrumental in obtaining a second hand Iveco Eurocargo truck that, later, was to be donated to Glenala State High School as a learning resource in their Trade Skills Centre.

The funeral service for Derek is to be a private family affair.

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