- 17 February 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Allison Kemp, MD of AIM Commercial Services Ltd, is to be chair of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Road Freight Council. Her role is to determine the FTA’s approach toward pressing issues that include road infrastructure, air quality and driver shortages. In her role she facilitates discussions with FTA members at national council meetings.
Chris Yarsley, Policy Manager for Road Infrastructure at FTA, commented: “With her impressive understanding of the sector and dedication to drive change, Allison Kemp is the perfect candidate to lead FTA’s Road Freight Council. From winning Woman of the Year at the 2019 everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards to being recognised in FTA Logistics Magazine’s 20 for 20 , we are thrilled someone of such stature and influence will be leading our influential Road Freight Council in 2020 and beyond.
“While women continue to be underrepresented in the logistics industry – females comprise only 13.2% of the logistics workforce – with Allison Kemp at the helm we hope to ignite real change and encourage more of the amazing women in our sector to join our representative councils.”
Allison Kemp, Managing Director of A.I.M Commercial Services Ltd, commented: “I am really proud to have been elected chair of FTA’s Road Freight Council. I believe I am only the second woman to hold the position in the organisation’s long history.
“The sector faces significant challenges in 2020 – not least the uncertainty around Brexit and ongoing driver shortages – but I remain passionate about helping people and getting things right. I look forward to playing a part in my role as chair and am confident there will also be new opportunities for the sector.”