INDUSTRY group the Victorian Transport Association has presented industrial relations advisor, Paul Ryan, with one of its highest accolades, the W.F.D. Chalmers Award.
The Award was announced at the VTA President’s Dinner last Thursday at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Club.
In the audience were senior Victorian and national transport leaders, including federal infrastructure and transport minister Darren Chester and VTA President Cameron Dunn.
The Award was presented in memory of Daryl Chalmers, who sat on the VTA executive council for more than 40 years and is given in recognition of services to the transport and logistics industry in support of the VTA and members.
VTA chief executive Peter Anderson said Paul Ryan had been a strong advocate for both the VTA and the transport industry for decades.
“A passionate supporter of the VTA, Paul has worked hard to assist VTA members and others in the industry navigate the complex industrial relations framework that operators are required to comply with,” Mr Anderson said.
“As a board member of industry fund TWUSUPER, Paul has also devoted significant time and effort into helping transport workers to ensure they are able to have a dignified retirement.
“We congratulate Paul for the many achievements and accomplishments he has made over a decorated career working in transport.”