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INDUSTRY veteran Megan McCracken has been appointed as the new chair of the Freight and Logistics Council of Western Australia and will commence in August.

The council represents industry and advises government on strategic freight and logistics activities.

WA’s minister for transport Rita Saffioti welcomed the announcement.

“I would like to congratulate Megan McCracken on her appointment as chair.

“Ms McCracken has experience serving on many boards and committees in the freight and logistics industry and I look forward to working with her to progress Western Australia’s freight and logistics activities.

“Her background and experience will ensure the council is well positioned to continue to improve Western Australia’s freight and logistics future.”

The minister also thanked outgoing chair of the council, Nicole Lockwood, for her “exemplary service since June 2016” and wished her well in her future endeavours.

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Ms McCracken brings extensive knowledge to the role from her three decades of experience in the resources, automotive, energy and rail industries in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

She has served on several boards and committees in the freight and logistics industry and since 2017 has chaired the board of the National Association of Women in Operations.

She will succeed current chair of the council, Nicole Lockwood, who was appointed to the role in June 2016.

The Freight and Logistics Council of WA was established in March 2009 and meets bi-monthly to discuss and progress issues of strategic importance to the state’s freight and logistics activities.

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