The Australian Trucking Association has congratulated Western Australian trucking industry leader Craig Smith-Gander on being made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Mr Smith-Gander was recognised for his significant service to surf lifesaving, transport logistics and the community. He has been the owner and managing director of Kwik Logistics since 2005 and the Chair of ATA member association the Western Roads Federation since 2017. Mr Smith-Gander was elected to the ATA’s own board in May 2020.
ATA Chair David Smith said that Mr Smith-Gander had made a valuable contribution to the ATA and its network of member associations.
“Craig is vastly experienced in the corporate sector and in not-for-profit governance. He was the inaugural Chair of Westcycle, is the president of Surf Life Saving Western Australia and is a board member of Surf Life Saving Australia,” Mr Smith said.
“As a member of the ATA board, Craig has applied his immense knowledge and network of contacts to helping the ATA modernise the way we approach governance and industry strategy.
“Craig is closely involved in the development of our new strategic plan and in our internal initiatives to update our engagement with our member associations. We couldn’t do this work without his expert input.
“Craig is a fantastic recipient of this important honour,” Mr Smith said.