Ron Finemore Gives Key Note Address To Emerging Leaders Program
Local trucking magnate Ron Finemore will tell his story at the Emerging Leaders Program on Tuesday 12th May. Born and raised in Wagga Wagga Ron was previously the Executive Chairman of Finemores Transport prior to its sale to Toll Holdings in 2011 and he now heads up Ron Finemore Transport.
Finemores Transport boasted more than 2000 staff and 680 trucks at its peak whilst the present day Ron Finemore Transport Company employs 460 staff and operates 160 trucks.
Ron is recognised as a leading transport and logistics professional and also a champion of industry professionalism, innovation and safety. Ron has served as the Chairman of the Australian Trucking Association and Deputy Chair of The Australian Transport Council. Among other things Ron was a former Chairman of the Australian Jockey Club and was instrumental in its amalgamation with the Sydney Turf Club and the transition of both those organisations to form the Australian Turf Club.
Ron’s achievements in both business and in the community were recognised by his OAM appointment in 1999.
CEO of C4Wagga Chris Fitzpatrick said, “It’s a privilege to have local business icons such as Ron Finemore, Kay Hull and Tim Fischer to stand up and tell their story to our future leaders and ambassadors, it allows the participants to relate to the presenter’s success, it creates a pathway for their own journey and provides an understanding of what it takes to achieve their goals.”
Judy Galloway, Chair of C4Wagga acknowledged the commitment of Ron to our future generation of leaders and said “Recognising the importance to contribute to our young business people is an important part of our future, Mentors such as Ron Finemore are a wonderful example of the talent that is produced from the City of Wagga Wagga, we thank Ron for supporting the program and look forward to his presentation”.
Ron’s keynote address is entitled My 50+ journey in business, and promises to be a most interesting snap shot of an extremely impressive career.