Resignation of RWTA Executive Officer


Members and Associate Members of the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia Ltd (RWTA) are advised that Mr Russell Sturzaker, the Executive Officer of the RWTA has tendered his resignation, effective Friday, 9th December, 2016.

On behalf of the RWTA Board and all Members and Associate Members of the RWTA, I wish to thank Russell for his professionalism, thoroughness and dedication during his two year tenure with the Association.

The following is an extract from my Chairman’s Report for 2015-2016. 

Under Russell Sturzaker’s stewardship, this past year, a great deal of foundation work has been initiated. Russell has directed a complete overhaul of our association’s website; introduced Wild Apricot membership and event management software; developed a special Member’s Portal to allow members to access the vast array of association documents, now archived electronically.

Russell has also initiated the development of a stand-alone website to better manage the complex elements of the association’s annual conferences. Members have benefited from the convenience and efficiencies associated with On Line Event Registration and On Line Payments and members can now gain access to the GCCA website directly, courtesy of a link established between our associations’ servers, during the past year.

In addition to attending the networking breakfasts organised by the state divisions, Russell provided support and garnered sponsorships, to ensure that each function was well run and well attended.

A search for a replacement Executive Officer has been initiated, and we expect this position to be filled early in the New Year.

We wish Russell well for the future. 


David O’Brien