FTA has hired Zoe McLernon as its multimodal policy manager, which is a newly created role.
McLernon will join FTA’s team of 17 and will speak on behalf of its multimodal members to stakeholders and Government.
Alex Veitch, FTA’s head of multimodal policy, said: “FTA’s membership is growing larger and more varied each year – we now have 18,000 member businesses across the logistics spectrum – so it is important our policy team reflects this diversity.
“With her extensive experience in UK transport policy, Zoe is perfectly placed to grow FTA’s influence within the multimodal space.
“We are thrilled she has decided to join our policy team; I look forward to working with her closely to ensure we are delivering the best possible outcomes for our multimodal members.”
McLernon will be tasked with policy issues concerning Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces which change the way goods move across borders.
She said: “With multimodal operations growing in size and prominence, I am thrilled to be at the forefront of this exciting and complex area.
“With FTA’s reputation as the most influential business organisation in the logistics sector, I am confident that, in partnership with the wider policy team, we can deliver real change for our members.”
FTA members are drawn from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.
FTA recently announced its new Van Policy Working Group, which will see a group of 41 sector leaders join together in an attempt help fleet operators with van compliance issues.
Its current van programme includes operational briefings, which are held across the country to promote knowledge and expertise across van operators, and its Van Driver of the Year award.