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NTI National Manager retires

  • Posted on Monday 13th, November 2017.

National Transport Insurance (NTI) has announced the retirement of its National Manager – Industry and Government Relations, Owen Driscoll, after 43 years of service.

Since joining NTI (formerly R&G Insurance Consultants) in 1974, Driscoll held many key roles, including acting CEO. He oversaw the London delegation and appointment of the company as Lloyds Brokers representatives in Australia and launched branch offices in Newcastle, Melbourne, Parramatta and Perth.

Driscoll established NTI’s Roadteam network and founded the National Truck Accident Research Centre in 2002.

“The research centre was an evolution of a feeling that we were under-utilising the accident information and the corresponding statistics available to us,” said Driscoll. “Ultimately we realised that you can’t fix a problem if you don’t know where it starts.”

Driscoll has represented NTI on numerous boards and industry bodies, and his commitment to road safety has been a growing force throughout his career.

His lengthy career is also endorsed by numerous accolades, including the Don Watson Memorial Award in 2006 for outstanding commitment to road safety and the road transport industry, as well as recognition in 2015 by the Australian Road Transport Hall of Fame as an industry icon for commitment to road safety through road accident research.

Driscoll has said that he is appreciative of the many who have influenced his contribution, but there is one person that he is most indebted to.

“All pale into insignificance when it comes to my wife and best friend, Kate,” said Driscoll. “Not unlike a truck driver, I was often away from home frequently and Kate has always been my cornerstone along with our four beautiful daughters.”

NTI Chief Executive Officer, Tony Clark, the Executive Team and NTI staff hosted a morning tea to thank Driscoll and to wish him all the best for his well-earned retirement.

(Image: Owen Driscoll (second from left) with NTI's Truck Assist team at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show.)

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