The board of the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has appointed Philip Davies as the new chairman.
Davies is a respected figure in Australia and internationally, with over 25 years of experience in policy development, organisational management and the delivery of complex infrastructure projects.
Most recently, he was chief executive officer of Infrastructure Australia (IA).
In this role, he provided clear-eyed, frank and independent advice to the Federal Government on how to best prioritise investment in key infrastructure projects to maximise economic benefits.
Among these were signature projects for the freight logistics industry, which are now being undertaken, including Inland Rail, the Moorebank Intermodal Terminal in NSW, the Western Sydney Airport, and the Port Botany Rail Duplication.
The board says Davies' appointment as chairman will further strengthen ALC's advocacy activities and help ensure that governments at all levels give higher priority to enhanced supply chain efficiency and safety in their policy-making and infrastructure investment decisions.