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Michael Deegan appointed ATA CEO

31 August 2021
The Australian Trucking Association has today welcomed Michael Deegan as its new CEO
Mr Deegan has been involved in road freight transport policy for more than 20 years. His previous senior roles include Chair of the National Transport Commission, National Infrastructure Coordinator at Infrastructure Australia and CEO of the South Australian Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 
Mr Deegan’s involvement with trucking began working in the mines driving heavy vehicles and has evolved to include an instrumental role in the establishment of PBS and vast experience with heavy vehicle charging policy. 
“Michael is an expert at developing and implementing visionary strategies, responsible for Australia’s first national transport plan and first national freight strategy,” ATA Chair David Smith said.  
“The ATA board believes Michael is the leader we need to push ahead with the extensive work the ATA and its members have done on our strategic plan,” he said. 
As CEO, Mr Deegan will work with ATA members to refine and implement the plan, as well as improving member engagement and leading strategic lobbying activities. 
“Michael will lead and implement our strategic direction and the projects we deliver, from the ATA’s role in the industry’s COVID-19 response through to infrastructure and productivity priorities,” Mr Smith said.