Julie Russell is a Director and 3rd Generation family member actively working in Russell Transport. With 15 years experience in the family’s road transport business, Julie was taught the family business from her grandmother – Beryl Russell. She extended her knowledge base through university and gained valuable insight into external markets outside the family business for a number of years before returning in 2007 to oversee the running of the Risk, Compliance, Human Resources and back office support functions of the growing family business.
Russell Transport has been operating in the Greater Brisbane Area for the past 91 years, and through that time has expanded its offering to include a Crane company – Metropolitan Carriers, storage facilities and a permanent market presence on the Sunshine Coast. The core road transport business offers a variety of services including specialised heavy haulage, general freight, and contract fleet services. The diverse nature of the family business needed central and solid systems and for which Julie has established over the last 10 years.
In 2014, Julie was recognised by her peers as Queensland Trucking Association’s – Woman of the Year, which she then went on to the National Awards held by the Australian Trucking Association in 2015 to win the National Woman of the Year title. Over the last 6 years, Julie has actively worked on numerous committees and boards within the road transport industry to provide a medium sized family business perspective to policy proposals, training standards, industry awareness programs and similar initiatives that arise in the ever changing landscape of the road transport industry.