CHANGES have been announced for the Victorian Transport Association, with Mike Lean taking over as president from Cameron Dunn who has been in the role since 2016.

That followed the VTA’s annual meeting this week.

Mr Lean is chief executive of national road transport operator Wettenhalls and is experienced in the transport sector.

He has experience in senior levels of the military and business.

As well as previously holding the role as VTA vice-president, he was also chair of the VTA Finance Committee.

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Prior to his appointment at Wettenhalls, Mr Lean was CEO of the Port of Hastings Development Authority, general manager of the shipyard in Williamstown and operations manager of a workshop and warehousing distribution facility in Wodonga.

As an army officer, he commanded an Infantry battalion in East Timor.

The VTA Executive Council also elected Mick Rocke as vice president, Mike Lean’s old role.

Mr Rocke has experience within the industry and was the recent recipient of the VTA’s W.F.D Chalmers Award. 

Dennis Ryan was also re-elected vice president for another term.

Chief executive Peter Anderson congratulated the new office holders.

“On behalf of the Secretariat of the VTA, we extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mike, Mick and Dennis on their elections and wish them every success,” Mr Anderson said.

“I would also like to acknowledge and thank Cameron Dunn for the energy, professionalism and enthusiasm he has brought to the Executive Council as president over the last three years.

“Cameron has presided over many milestones for the VTA including the establishment of the successful Driver Delivery program, our work on heavy vehicle licensing reform, our establishment of the Cleaner Freight Initiative in Melbourne’s inner west, our relocation to Webb Dock and numerous other initiatives.

“He has been a tremendous support to me, and the Secretariat tasked with implementing the strategic direction of the Council, and we are grateful for his years of dedicated service.”

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