The Australian Trucking Association (ATA) has today congratulated the Executive Chairman of Linfox Logistics, Peter Fox on his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The Chairman of the ATA, David Simon, said the honour recognised Mr Fox’s long contribution to the transport and logistics sector and his unwavering commitment to the community.
“Peter has led ATA member, Linfox in supporting the community in times of need with flooding and bushfires in recent years,” Mr Simon said.
“Linfox contributes enormously to the community and has established a number of programs, such as Australian flood relief which is focused on re-starting supply routes through flood affected regions,” Mr Simon said.
“They also provide sponsorship to many other community organisations such as FareShare and OzHarvest. These food rescue organisations collect enough food from major retailers and food producers to supply more than two million meals to disadvantaged Australians each year”.
“In his private life, Peter has contributed enormously to the community as a philanthropist through his support of medical research, and is a current board member for the Alfred Foundation,” said Mr Simon.
“Peter’s appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia is a well-deserved recognition of his long service to our industry and his prominent role in the community.”
Mr Simon said, Linfox has grown from humble beginnings to become the largest privately owned supply chain solutions company in the Asia-Pacific region, and today the massive Linfox Logistics business operates more than 1.8 million square metres of warehousing and nearly 5,000 vehicles across 10 countries.
The ATA has also congratulated another member, Mrs Kathleen White, who has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal in recognition of her contribution to the transport industry, and in particular the Lights on the Hill Trucking Memorial.
“Through Kathy’s commitment to the industry, we now have an important memorial which is dedicated to those people from the Aussie trucking community that have lost their lives over the years”, Mr Simon said.