Neil is a leading advocate for the transport industry. He has passionately dedicated the vast majority of his working life to making a difference for businesses whose survival rely on operational efficiency, safety, and a competent and stable workforce. Neil is highly respected by big and small companies, governments of all persuasions, and other stakeholders in the transport chain.
Whether deciphering complex proposed changes in legislation into language easily digestible for industry, representing business needs to the highest levels of government, negotiating on issues, or bringing common sense to media coverage, transport companies know Neil has their strategic interest at heart. Neil has a reputation throughout Australia as an honest broker and a strong advocate for a better industry.
Neil has a diverse employment history ranging across many logistics & transport disciplines, including road, rail, port interface, maritime and international freight forwarding. His experience in international shipping based in London brings a high level of global trade understanding to the Australian environment.
Neil has a strong focus on collaborative stakeholder engagement, and is renowned for bringing parties together to achieve positive outcomes. He is a clear communicator, strategic thinker, and possesses strong research and analytical skills.
Neil joins CTAA with a passion for providing advice on regulatory, workforce and commercial issues, and advocating on behalf of the interests of industry to governments and regulatory authorities.
As an ex P&O Maritime and DP World Executive, Gerard has a practical grounding in the maritime, stevedore and landside transport industries in Australia and overseas. He has a unique skills set, having been involved nationally and globally with business improvement, business transformation and management development. In addition, Gerard has managed complex operational environments.
Prior to joining CTAA, Gerard was Managing Director of P&O Maritime’s South American Region, involved in managing bulk exports and containerised freight and car imports between Argentina and landlocked Paraguay.
In the 1990’s as CEO of Transport, Distribution Training (TDT) Australia, Gerard led a collaborative approach to the establishment of the first truly national training system for the transport and logistics industry. Advocating on behalf of industry, Gerard worked through the myriad of State and Commonwealth requirements to establish traineeships and national qualifications that met the needs of transport business. He became recognised as a leading voice for training and workforce development across the industry.
Gerard joins CTAA with a passion to ensure businesses have every opportunity to thrive in the tough and margin-tight environment that exists across Australia in the container transport industry.