Martyn and Farrell in honours list
Long- serving industry representative Trevor Martyn and Burrumbuttock Hayrunners founder Brendan Farrell were both recognised for their contributions in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June.
Martyn and Farrell were both awarded a Medal ( OAM) of the Order of Australia for their respective contributions to the road transport industry and primary industry.
Victorian Transport Association CEO Peter Anderson says Martyn’s contribution to the transport industry over more than 50 years, including four years as VTA president from 2002- 05 and as a director of the Australian Trucking Association from 2002-10, was enormous and selfless.
Anderson also notes Martyn’s six years as chairman of Driver Education Centre Australia ( DECA) from 2007-2012, and time as president of the National Bulk Tanker Association, and chair of Global Air Ambulance for four years. Farrell, who receives his OAM for service to primary industry, caught national attention during the decade for organising truckloads of hay to farmers in drought-affected parts of New South Wales and Queensland.
In the wider infrastructure, transport and logistics realm, Jock Murray becomes an Officer ( AO) in the general division of the Order for distinguished service to the transport, infrastructure and freight industries,
In Western Australia, Reece Waldcock was made a member of the Order of Australia ( AM) in the general division for his service to public administration.