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ATA staff

Chief Executive Officer

CEO Mathew Munro

Mathew Munro joined the ATA as its CEO in July 2023.

Mathew has worked for more than 25 years in public policy across industry and government, including with two ATA member associations. He was, most recently, executive director of the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters’ Association (ALRTA) and, before then, policy director of NatRoad.

Mat has also worked with the Grains Council of Australia, Real Estate Institute of Australia, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (now ABARES) and the ACT Government Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services.

Mat holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science, graduate qualifications in Applied Science and a Master of Business Administration.

Executive Officer Erika Laurente

Erika is the Executive Officer at the Australian Trucking Association.

With nearly ten years’ experience within membership-based associations such as the Australian Coal Association and the Canberra Business Chamber, Erika is a highly driven and resourceful coordinator with a strong focus on process, stakeholder engagement and executive level administration.



Chief of Staff and Policy Director Bill McKinley

Bill joined the ATA in 2007 after a 17-year career as a political adviser in Queensland and national politics. Most notably, he was the communications adviser to Deputy Prime Ministers John Anderson and Mark Vaile.

Since 2007, Bill has held government relations, communications and policy roles at the ATA. He is now the ATA’s Chief of Staff.

Senior Policy Officer Dr Christopher Wren

Chris joined the ATA as a Senior Policy Officer in July 2023, bringing with him a wealth of experience in technical, policy, and legal roles in the UK’s natural gas industry, and the Australian pharmaceuticals sector.

His keen interest in the law inspired him to pursue a PhD, which he graduated from in late 2022. During his candidature, Chris taught various law subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Bond University.

Chris is passionate about using his skills and experience to make a positive impact on the law and policy landscape in Australia. He is excited to be a part of the ATA, and work with its members to achieve their shared goals.



TruckSafe and Cloud Services Manager Kevin Walsh

Kevin is the manager of the ATA’s TruckSafe program, and has been responsible for its day to day administration for more than a decade now.

With a background in transport and warehousing, Kevin has a detailed knowledge of the day to day safety and compliance issues affecting trucking operators.

Kevin also manages the ATA’s cloud based services, which enabled the organisation to pivot seamlessly to remote work during the COVID lockdowns.


Partnerships and Events

Member Services and Corporate Partnerships Director Kellie Edwards

Kellie Edwards is the ATA’s Member Services and Corporate Partnerships Director, responsible for managing the organisation’s corporate partnerships, events and member engagement.

Kellie brings more than 20 years not for profit sector and events management experience to the ATA along with experience sourcing, account managing and reporting to both national and local corporate partners.

In her past roles, she developed innovative fundraising campaigns and events for  high profile national charities, which raised millions of dollars for their worthwhile causes.

Events and Communications Co-ordinator Chloe Chan

Chloe Chan is responsible for planning and executing the ATA’s conferences, industry workshops and coordinating social media campaigns.

With a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a background in global hospitality and event management, she possesses a diverse skill set. Additionally, Chloe’s expertise extends to digital marketing, driving brand awareness and achieving measurable results.

With nearly eight years of experience planning and operating various events, including government, corporate, weddings and social events, Chloe has acquired valuable expertise in the events industry.



Finance Manager Francisco Gonçalves

Francisco joined the ATA in August 2021 and is responsible for all aspects of the financial administration of the ATA and its related entities. 
Francisco joined the ATA following more than four years of experience with a Canberra-based construction industry service provider. Before then, he worked in Portugal and Angola. 


Property Management

Building Manager Chris Head

Chris Head is the Building and Services Manager at the ATA and has managed 25 National Circuit, Forrest since its commissioning in October 2002.

With a trade background as an electrical fitter, then moving into building automation, fire and security fields and finally facilities management, Chris’s  technical skills have been an asset to the building, building tenants and secretariat.

Assistant Building Manager Duane Dawson

Duane Dawson has 16 years of experience in commercial real estate, customer service and a commitment to work hard.

Consulting to the ATA in the role of Assistant Building Manager, Duane supports the ATA to ensure 25 National Circuit offers its tenants the very best accommodation and service in the Canberra market.

Tenant Liaison Officer Helen Davies

Helen assists the ATA with its lease negotiations and tenant relationships within 25 National Circuit.  Helen helped plan and develop the building in 2001 and 2002, and was involved in its later and highly successful refurbishment.