THE Australian Logistics Council has appointed Brad Williams as its new chief executive officer; he commenced the role on Monday 2 August.

ALC chair Philip Davies said Mr Williams brings with him more than 25 years’ experience in policy development and advocacy across a range of sectors including agriculture, resources, government and energy.

“The ALC Board is delighted that Brad has taken up this key leadership role and is looking forward to working closely with him as we continue to support ALC’s members, broaden ALC’s impact and advocacy activities,” Mr Davies said.

Mr Williams has held senior corporate affairs and government relations roles at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, ASX listed mining and metals company South32 and Japanese oil and gas producer INPEX. He also served as a chief of staff to a former deputy prime minister and minister for transport and regional services.

Mr Davies said now is an important time for the sector.

“We believe that Brad’s experience coupled with a strong team will further enhance ALC’s capacity to deliver the policy framework and reforms needed to support national supply chain efficiency, resilience and safety,” Mr Davies said.

“In welcoming Brad, I would also like to thank Ms Rachel Smith for the dedicated and engaged organisational leadership she has provided as ALC’s Interim CEO.”

ALC’s former CEO, Kirk Coningham, resigned from the role in March of this year. He joined the organisation in January of 2019.