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Queensland Transport & Logistics Council announces new CEO
Queensland Transport and Logistics Council (QTLC) has today announced the appointment of leading agriculture policy professional, Lauren Hewitt, to the role of Chief Executive Officer.
Ms Hewitt’s appointment comes, following outgoing CEO Renata Berglas’ selection as Queensland Business Leader for the Australian Road Research Board.
QTLC Chair, Neil Findlay, said the Board was pleased to appoint Ms Hewitt, who brings extensive advocacy experience in Queensland to the role, and thanked Ms Berglas for her invaluable contribution.
“Renata’s vision and skills, particularly relating to framing the future energy needs of the sector, will be sorely missed. However, we are very much looking forward to working with Lauren to map a path forward between government and the freight and logistics sector in Queensland,” Mr Findlay said.
“Lauren is an outstanding choice, and brings a wealth of experience from both the agriculture and energy sectors.”
Ms Hewitt was formerly the General Manager of Policy for the State’s peak agriculture body, AgForce Queensland, and has worked in the energy sector developing new and emerging technologies. In 2014, she was named Queensland’s Rural Woman of the Year by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (now AgriFutures Australia).
Ms Hewitt said she was excited to work in a sector that had an impact on each and every Queensland business and resident.
“I am very excited to be working with QTLC which supports an efficient and safe freight transport and logistics sector in Queensland, especially in a time when regulation, safety, and technology options are being looked at afresh,” Ms Hewitt said.
“Queensland has an incredible freight system boasting six major airports, 186,000km of road network, 9,300km of heavy rail network, 15 intermodal terminals, 16 trading ports and ships 25 million tonnes of coastal freight, involving 87,000 freight and logistics workers.
“I look forward to continuing the work that QTLC does to support this critical industry, and to partnering with those operating in the sector to solve the challenges it faces for a more prosperous future.”
Image caption: Lauren Hewitt has been announced as Queensland Transport and Logistics Council’s (QTLC) new CEO.
For media comments contact: QTLC CEO Lauren Hewitt on 04211 23802