The inaugural Life Members Dinner was help in Melbourne on 8 September at the Old Melbourne Gaol.
ARTSA presents the honour to individuals who have helped shape the industry and made a significant contribution to the road transport sector in Australia.
The event celebrated those who have made an outstanding contribution to ARTSA, been a significant supporter of ARTSA’s purpose and advocacy or been a game changer through their significant contribution to the road transport industry.
“We wanted to celebrate the contribution that these individuals have made and to thank them with Life Membership of the ARTSA. Life members are welcome at any of our events and meetings and to also contribute to the technical agenda that is part of the ARTSA. We look forward to their ongoing contribution to our industry,” said the Chairman of the Life Membership Committee and Deputy Chair of ARTSA, Martin Toomey.
Life membership was awarded to:
David Anderson, Chairman NTC and Chairman PBS Review Committee
Geoff Bartlett, Bartlett Transport Equipment
Les Bruzsa, Chief Engineer, NHVR
Barry Hendry, retired
Ross McArthur, Ross McArthur Consulting
Barry Moore, One Moore Consulting
Bob Pearson, Principal, PRTC
Brian Thomas, Air Brake Corporation
Gerard Waldron, CEO, ARRB Group
Colin White, Whitehouse CV
Ian Wright, Ian Wright and Associates
Two additional awards were made to the current Chairman of ARTSA, Dr Peter Hart and its Executive Director Rob Perkins for long standing service to ARTSA.