The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) Board has announced even more changes to its structure. The NHVR has revised its leadership structure according to its chief executive Sal Petroccitto.
Speaking on behalf of the board, Petroccitto said that the Regulator is embarking on a new phase of collaboration and partnership between the industry and government. He explained that it would drive a more responsive customer service and practical regulation, arguably the areas which were problematic in the past.
Although there were some concerns about the capabilities of the NHVR in the past, the industry has been supportive of the restructuring.
Mr Petroccitto went on to explain:
“To be able to meet the needs of industry and partner organisations, the NHVR is implementing a revised business model and a new organisational structure,” said Mr Petroccitto.
“This will facilitate the NHVR to move to the next stage of its development, “ he said.
There have also been people who have left the NHVR as the article on TandLNews.com.au explained:
Angus Draheim, former general manager (operations), and Philip Halton, former general manager (strategy and business development) have moved on from the NHVR, with Mr Petroccitto acknowledging the contribution both have made to the development of the national regulator and the national law.
“I am now undertaking recruitment for three leadership positions: executive director – regulatory compliance; executive director – engagement and partnerships; and executive director – productivity and safety,” Mr Petroccitto said.
“All organisations evolve and change,” said Mr Petroccitto, “and our new leadership structure will make sure we have the right talent, skills and experience.
The article goes on to explain that the trucking industry has welcomed the NHVR collaboration including the Australian Trucking Association (ATA).
The ATA welcomed the regulators renewed commitment to partnering with the trucking industry as the alterations to the organisations business model and organisation structure proceed.
Mr Petroccitto spoke of the commitment during the announcement of the leadership shake-up at the NHVR. The ATA via its chief executive Stuart St Clair expressed the industry’s interest in the progress being made by the NHVR, something St Clair said they would be closely observing. He stated:
“Sal Petroccitto and NTC CEO Paul Retter AM were guests at the ATA’s Council meeting last week, where they provided an overview of their goals and participated in robust discussions about the next steps facing the NTC and NHVR,” Mr St Clair said.
“The importance of both the NTC and the NHVR working together to achieve the expectations of the industry cannot be overstated. While both have different roles, it is important that there is a close working relationship and understanding of the other’s commitments.
“The ATA strongly supports the NHVR, and we want to see it succeed. However, its expected benefits will only be achieved when it is able to provide productivity-improving initiatives to industry, and to process documentation at an appropriate rate.
He also made mention of the NHVR’s checked past when he said that the organisation couldn’t afford any more “false starts”.