Tom Wilson set to retire from FTA

Tom Wilson, the Freight Transport Association’s General Manager – Ireland, will be retiring from the association on Friday 8 November.

HGVIreland.com reports that during just over ten years with FTA, Tom made a major contribution towards developing the association’s profile and influence in Northern Ireland, and his extensive experience has more recently been invaluable in the development of FTA Ireland in Dublin.

Chris Thornton, FTA’s Managing Director – Business Services said: “Tom Wilson has been an invaluable member of the FTA team for many years.  As leader of FTA’s policy activity in Northern Ireland, Tom has been highly influential with ministers, the Stormont assembly, government bodies and with the media, becoming the clear ‘go to’ person on all matters freight.  His work on Northern Ireland trade routes has now become the accepted plan for infrastructure investment, and his tireless campaigning and policy work has helped towards seeing operator licensing introduced in Northern Ireland after many years of lobbying.”

“Tom’s more recent involvement with FTA Ireland has seen a period of growing membership and increasing policy influence and he leaves the organisation with good prospects for the future.”

Seamus Leheney has been appointed Policy and Member Relations Manager – Northern Ireland.