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New Managing Director for RFT

on Wednesday, 02 March 2016.

Leading Australian road transport company Ron Finemore Transport (RFT) has announced the appointment of its new Managing Director, Mr. Mark Parry who will commence in his role in mid-February 2016. Mr. Parry brings a broad wealth of senior leadership experience to the position across a range of businesses including manufacturing, mining and construction services and more recently transport.

Ron Finemore Transport is a nationally recognised family controlled transport and distribution company with a turnover in excess of $140m pa operating over 200 modern vehicles employing over 500 people across a range of locations.

Mr. Parry succeeds outgoing Managing Director Laurie Brothers who has served as RFT’s Managing Director for the last 11 years (since the company was established).

“Laurie has successfully guided our growth and development, which has been particularly evident through turbulent times in our early years” said Ron Finemore AO, Executive RFT Board Chairman.

“This appointment of our new Managing Director is a key decision in our succession planning strategy and will help underpin the long term future of our company. It follows current MD Laurie Brothers decision to take on a new role in the company as Chief Fleet & Maintenance Officer as part of our succession planning strategy”. 

“I’m extremely excited about the prospect of working with the RFT team as the company continues to develop and prosper in the future” Mr Parry stated.

Mr Parry comes to the position clearly sharing RFT’s passion for safety and with a proven track record of leading and developing businesses and their people through engagement, communication, coaching and mentoring initiatives. These “people” attributes along with a passion for safety and delivering service reliability are key elements of the skills set the Board identified in the selection process in terms of RFT’s continuing evolution in its second decade of operation.

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