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NTI veteran retires

National Transport Insurance (NTI) National Manager of Industry and Government Relations Owen Driscoll has announced his retirement after 43 years with the company.

Mr Driscoll joined NTI – formerly R&G Insurance Consultants – in 1974 and has held several roles, including acting CEO.

His achievements include overseeing NTI’s appointment as a Lloyd’s Brokers representative in Australia, setting up offices in Newcastle, Melbourne, Parramatta and Perth, establishing the Roadteam network and founding 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,” Mr Driscoll said. “Ultimately, we realised you can’t fix a problem if you don’t know where it starts.”

Mr Driscoll was given the Don Watson Memorial Award in 2006 for commitment to road safety and the transport industry, and was recognised in 2015 by the National Road Transport Hall of Fame.

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