Board Members

 NEIL FINDLAY

Neil Findlay owned and operated Australian transport and logistics businesses for over 30 years until their sale in 2007.

These businesses won multiple, often repeat State & National awards in the government & private sectors in fields such as training, industry excellence & quarantine. Confidant of the Chairman – and other directors; provider of guidance in directorial duties & responsibilities

He has been a director of the Australian Trucking  Association, NatRoad and Chair of TruckSafe.
Neil, an active speaker and writer has travelled extensively in third world countries undertaking relief & support work, and remains heavily involved in Not-For Profit fields spanning youth rehabilitation through to aged care.

He is currently:

  • A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
  • Deputy Chair of the Performance Based Standards Review Panel.
  • An active residential property investor.
  • Director of Circadian Australia, Used Trailers and Yukana Retirement Village.

 

NEIL SCALES

Neil is the Director-General for the Department of Transport and Main RoadsNeil Scales Website
(Queensland).

Neil joined the Queensland Public Sector in March 2012 as CEO of
TransLink where he was responsible for leadership of the public transport network
across Queensland. Prior to joining TransLink, Neil was the Chief Executive and
Director-General of Merseytravel, the transport authority for Merseyside in the north
of England.

Along with almost 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, Neil holds undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in engineering, an MBA and is a Fellow of three major UK engineering institutions.

In 2005, Neil received an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to public transport. He was also awarded an honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University
in 2011 for his services to the region.

 

MARK JOHNSTON
Mark is employed with Haulmark Trailers (Australia ) Pty Ltd , one of Australia’s leading highly respected Road Freight Transport manufacturers.

As Director of Sales & Marketing and having been with Haulmark in excess of 31 years, Mark holds a wealth of knowledge and experience relating to the development, engineering and manufacture of Innovative high productivity vehicles. As a consequence of this Mark is well versed in working with government and the development of government policy at both a National and state level relative to the Road Freight Transport sector.

Mark has held many Industry representative roles such as National Chairman of the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association (CVIAA) and currently sits on a number of joint Industry / government bodies.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a double major in Accounting and marketing.

 

ANDREW RANKINE

Andrew is employed by the Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd as the Logistics Manager. He has broad and varied experience in the transport and logistics industry, having held senior positions in the trucking, rail and port industries over the last 20 years, including roles in the McIver Corporation Pty Ltd, McIver Transport Pty Ltd, the Australian Trucking Association, and Queensland Rail.

He is Chairman of the Port of Brisbane Landside Logistics Forum, and until recently, Chairman of the Ports Australia Logistics Working group.

Andrew also has considerable experience in the development and operation of innovative high productivity vehicles.

Prior to 1992, Andrew served for 23 years in the Regular Army as an artillery officer.

Andrew is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Army Command and Staff College, Queenscliff, Victoria. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Military) from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting from the University of Canberra.

 

Peter Garske

Mr Garske was appointed to the role of CEO of the Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) in November 1995. In his role Peter provides strategic and operational leadership to a small team responsible for delivering to the members of the QTA and the broader industry, Government Regulations Service and Advocacy, Policy Development and Debate, Community Relations and Public Affairs, Financial Management, Employment Law Service, Corporate Governance and Risk Management.

He provides effective Political Lobby and communications with all levels of Government as well as education and leadership to the industry in the process of Industry Reform.

Peter is a Trustee Director of TWU Nominees Pty Ltd, an Industry Superannuation Fund with approximately $3 billion under management and is the Chair of the Fund’s Investment Committee.  He is a member of the Queensland Workplace Health & Safety Board, Chair of the Department of Transport and Main Roads Heavy Vehicle Safety Forum and a member of the Department’s Road Freight Industry Council among many Government and Industry Committees and or Policy Groups.

Peter was a Director 2001-2006 of the Colonial Agricultural Company Ltd Australia’s then 8th largest cattle holding.

Peter was appointed by the Ministerial Council (SCOTI) to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator Board in May 2012.

Prior to his current positions, Peter was a Principal Consultant with the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry.