The Australian Trucking Association has appointed the former CEO of the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Ben Maguire, as its new Chief Executive Officer.
The ATA is the peak body representing the trucking industry. Its members include state and sector trucking associations, major logistics companies and businesses with leading expertise in truck technology. The ATA represents many thousands of trucking businesses, ranging from owner-drivers to large fleets.
ATA Chair Noelene Watson said that Mr Maguire was an outcome focused, strong, resourceful and committed association chief executive officer.
“Ben is a skilled advocate, highly regarded collaborator and known fair negotiator. He is committed to contributing to whole of business outcomes for the ATA, and is a leader who will mentor staff and control the ATA’s internal processes,” Mrs Watson said.
“He is strategic and innovative, and will deliver results,” she said.
Mr Maguire said he looked forward to working with and representing ATA members and this proud industry.
“Leading the ATA team and working with the board is a privilege, and a role that I am honoured to take on,” Mr Maguire said.
Currently a management consultant, Mr Maguire was CEO of the Stockman’s Hall of Fame in Longreach from 2007 to 2014. In this role, he negotiated partnership agreements with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and managed the inaugural Outback Horse and Heritage Expo in 2013.
From 1998 to 2006, Mr Maguire was the Operations Manager, Business Development Manager and then National Franchise Manager at AGL Energy.
Mr Maguire is co-deputy chair of the Regional Development Australia Southern Inland Committee, and is a member of the Council of the National Museum of Australia.
Mr Maguire will take up the CEO position in early 2017.