INDUSTRY figure and former Victorian Transport Association president Trevor Martyn has been made an Order of Australia (OAM).
Mr Martyn was presented with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List.
VTA chief executive Peter Anderson paid tribute to Mr Martyn.
“On behalf of VTA president Cameron Dunn, and the executive council and secretariat, I am pleased to congratulate our past president Trevor Martyn,” Mr Anderson said.
“Trevor has made an enormous and selfless contribution to the Australian transport industry over a highly-decorated career spanning more than fifty years.”
Mr Martyn served on the VTA executive council from 1998-2005, including four years as president from 2002-2005.
“I can think of no one worthier and more deserving of an Order of Australia Medal than Trevor for his many services to the road transport industry and to the community,” Mr Anderson said.
Mr Martyn also served as a director and executive chair of the Australian Trucking Association from 2002-2010, demonstrating commitment to the transport industry, working to bring about change and improvements to make for a safer and more prosperous industry.
“As well as his work with the VTA and the ATA, Trevor served on numerous other industry groups, including six years as chairman of Driver Education Centre Australia from 2007-2012, and a stint as president of the National Bulk Tanker Association, and chair of Global Air Ambulance for four years,” Mr Anderson said.
In his own professional working life Mr Martyn was managing director of FBT Operations from 1969-2007.
He presently serves on the boards of several businesses including as chair of residential aged care and disability services provider Mayflower and director of Decoral Trust.
Away from the industry Trevor is active in numerous organisations and charities.
A keen sailor, Mr Martyn was vice commodore of the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club and was also club captain and a past general committee member.
He is also said to be passionate about mental health issues and is a supporter of the Haven Foundation which aims to raise money and provide homes for people with mental illness.