Bec Coleman: Giving back to the industry she loves

Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) COO and active member of Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL), Bec Coleman, has a rich history in the road transport industry stretching back seven years.

Coleman entered the trucking industry as an Office Manager with the Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) in 2014, following a seven-year stint managing a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) based in Queensland.

Her earlier career involved a six-year appointment with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) where she spent the first three years as Team Leader – Licensing, and the subsequent three years as Business Analyst.

“In 2015 I moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer with the Livestock Bulk and Rural Carriers Association (LBRCA) helping members operating in rural and regional NSW resolve challenges in their transport businesses,” said Coleman.

“I loved my work, and the passion to support our hardworking industry grew – and continues to grow.”

Coleman said she’s had many memorable moments in the industry, with such a dynamic, welcoming group of people at the LBRCA and TWAL.

“One special moment that stands out was being provided an opportunity in 2018, by TWAL Chair Jacquelene Brotherton, to present at the TWAL Conference and the Australian Gender Equality Council Forum,” she said.

Coleman is a hands-on mum to Kayla 18, Kaitlin 10, and Chevy 7 and in her spare time enjoys joining with her partner Wade in getting the family outdoors, boating and freshwater fishing.

“I would recommend the heavy vehicle industry to anyone who would like to put in and get out a lot from their work, with everyone equally suited for this industry,” she said.

TWAL Chair, Jacquelene Brotherton, commented that the TWAL only exists because of the efforts of hard-working members like Coleman.

“We are so fortunate to have Bec Coleman on the TWAL team,” said Brotherton.

“At various times she has been our newsletter editor, our audio-visual technician and she has represented us in a number of other ways when necessary.”