CVGT Australia celebrated the achievements of two retiring directors at a special presentation evening at Bendigo’s historic Fortuna Villa.

Hosted by chairman Ann Jones, both retiring directors were presented with a Life Membership to the company.

CVGT Australia CEO Paul Green said the two retiring directors, Elaine McNamara and Alex Malone had dedicated more than 55 years of service to the company.

“Elaine was a founding member while Alex came on board 22 years ago.

“Elaine has proven to be the back-bone of this company. She started the first Bendigo group apprenticeship scheme with the then four shires of Marong, Eaglehawk, Strathfieldsaye and Bendigo – this was the beginning of CVGT Australia. In more recent times, Elaine earned the respect of her peers over the years with her enthusiasm and willingness to accept and support the diversity of the different programs to build a stronger and more successful CVGT.

“Through first-hand experience, Alex knows the importance of getting people to learn a trade through apprenticeships or to be trained so they can have a future. This understanding has enabled Alex to always provide careful consideration of the business decisions the CVGT board have needed to make,” Mr Green said.

“On behalf of CVGT Australia management and staff, we extend our thanks and appreciation Elaine and Alex for their past significant contributions in helping us achieve our goals of ‘getting people jobs’,” Mr Green added.

 

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