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Leader sought for Freight Transport Association

The Freight Transport Association has begun the search for the successor to Richard Turner when he retires as Chief Executive next year. The process will be managed by Whitehead Mann, a top London leadership and search company.

FTA President John Russell said, ‘The National Executive Board of FTA directors wants to demonstrate a thorough and exhaustive approach to the appointment of the Association’s next Chief Executive. The issues facing our industry are bigger than ever and the business of FTA is now a major leadership role in itself. Whitehead Mann has been asked to identify an experienced professional, capable of further growing our influence and leadership to match the growing needs and expectations of our members.’

It is expected that the process will last into the new year. Richard is scheduled to retire from FTA in the autumn of 2007.

Notes for Editors

With a staff of around 470 and an annual budget of around £25 million, the Freight Transport Association is the third largest trade association in the UK and the leading body serving the transport interests of business, with 13,000 member companies from large PLC’s to small regional firms.

FTA members move goods by road, rail, sea, and air. They operate over 200,000 heavy goods vehicles – almost half the UK fleet, consign over 90 per cent of the freight moved by rail and over 70 per cent of visible exports.

FTA is owned by its members. It operates a substantial service business delivering a range of industry leading membership services focused on compliance and performance enhancement. This business generates some 80 per cent of FTA’s annual revenues, the dividends from which are invested in policy and campaigning activities in pursuit of its members’ strategic interests.

For further information call:

Richard Turner
Chief Executive
dtel: 01892 552281
mob: 07818 450450

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