McKellar to leave the Australian Trucking Association
Surprise resignation comes after just six months as CEO
Andrew McKellar is stepping down as CEO of the Australian Trucking Association (ATA) after six months in this role.
His departure is due to accepting a post as CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), explains the ATA.
The association thanks him for his work with the organization since February, with President David Smith stating that McKellar would leave the ATA with key strategic accomplishments including work on his new strategic plan and a start to revise the provisions of the ATA. governance of the ATA.
“In the weeks before he leaves the ATA, Andrew and I will be firmly focused on maintaining momentum to address these important priorities and moving forward with a transition plan,” said Smith.
How McKellar succeeded Ben Maguire as ATA CEO, here
McKellar thanks the ATA Board of Directors and Council, as well as the trucking industry, for the welcome and support he received during his tenure.
“Despite my short tenure, I will leave this post with a much better appreciation for the vital role the trucking industry plays in the Australian economy and the many great people and personalities who populate the industry,” said McKellar.
He will leave the ATA on Friday August 6 before joining the ACCI on Monday August 9.
McKellar was recruited as Ben Maguire’s successor at the helm after a stint as Paris-based general secretary for mobility at the International Automobile Federation (FIA).
Prior to joining the FIA, he was CEO of the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), and held various government positions.
While a search for McKellar’s replacement is underway, the ATA has yet to appoint an interim CEO, he notes.
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