Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) welcomed two new members to its Board and farewelled Michelle Harwood at its annual general meeting held 26 November.
Jacquelene Brotherton has retained her role as Chair with Directors Di Caldwell-Smith and Coralie Chapman as Vice Chair and Secretary respectively.
TWAL welcomed Roslyn Anderson of Wales Truck Repairs, Sydney and Cinzia Chu of PACCAR, Melbourne to the Board.
“It is with regret we accepted the resignation of Michelle Harwood from the Board after one year with us,” Brotherton said in a statement.
“She has been an amazing asset who has devoted a huge amount of time and energy over the past 12 months. Michelle has been the force behind the Women Driving Transport Careers initiative, designed our Conference website and will be remain involved with TWAL, especially in the planned website upgrade.
“My heartfelt thanks to Di, Coralie and Michelle for the amazing achievements of TWAL over the past year, and to our volunteers throughout the year, especially Rebecca Coleman of the LBRCA who has edited our Newsletter for the past 12 months and was our conference AV manager.
“Thanks also to our other volunteers throughout the year in particular Tracey Boschetti, Rosie Cirillo, Rachel Hesse and Paula Sita.
“We extend an enormous thank you to the continued support of our Foundation Business Partners – NTI and Volvo Group Australia, to our Long Term Sponsors – Daimler Truck and Bus Australia, PACCAR Australia, Cummins, AEI Transport Insurance Brokers, Prime Creative Media, BP and TWUSUPER.
“We also extend a warm welcome and thanks to our new sponsors Scania, Viva Energy, SRT Logistics, NHVR, Westfund Health Insurance, Ron Finemore Transport and Chilled Australia Specialised Logistics.
“We would also like to thank the employers of the Board, with special mention to Oxford Cold Storage for the huge support given to the organisation over the past 12 months; none of this would be possible without their unswerving support.
“As an association, we have achieved so much due the dedication of the Board, the members, sponsors and volunteers and we are sure this will continue into 2019 and beyond as we have many exciting plans.
“We are anticipating more interaction with Girl Guides Australia, the expansion of the Women Driving Transport Careers initiative and have many other plans, not least our 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner set for November 16 2019.”