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Ian Murray AM Chair of iMOVE CRC bid

Ian Murray

Logistics and export industry heavyweight Ian Murray AM joins new intelligent transport R&D centre as bid Chair.

The iMOVE (ITS) CRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Murray AM as Chair of the iMOVE CRC bid.

Ian is currently Chair of the Australian Logistics Council (deputy Chair since 2006) and his strong background in senior executive roles in logistics, export, sales and international business make him the ideal leader for this ambitious industry-led transport R&D centre.

The iMOVE CRC Bid Lead and CEO of Excellerate Australia (the coordination entity behind the bid) Ian Christensen says, “Ian Murray will bring many important perspectives and skills to the table for iMOVE CRC in this crucial phase of consolidation and finalisation. Ian is exceptionally well-regarded and connected in the logistics industry and has significant experience with bringing together bodies to achieve greater good as evidenced by his important work creating and launching the Australian Export Council.

“The critical link between the logistics industry and Australian businesses and consumers is a strong focus for iMOVE CRC and Ian has unparalleled knowledge in that area.”

Says Ian Murray of the appointment, “the logistics sector is a key driver of commerce right across the Australian landscape and Australia’s international competitiveness is dependent on an efficient supply chain. Every indicator in the Australian economy is pointing towards the need for change – change that will drive costs down and productivity up.

“This change is being driven by technology. In order to maximize the opportunities greater emphasis and therefore greater investment into research is critical. iMOVE CRC can deliver the technologies and systems we need to realise that change and I am excited to play a leadership role in such a crucial initiative.”

Ian Murray’s appointment begins immediately and the iMOVE CRC expects to submit its stage two proposal in September 2016.


The iMOVE CRC is a proposed national intelligent transport (ITS) R&D centre currently in formation. It has the support of 37 industry, government and research partners including the federal Dept of infrastructure and Regional Development, state road authorities, retailers, logistics companies, technology companies, automobile clubs and many of Australia’s top universities.

The centre is preparing a detailed second stage submission to the Commonwealth government’s CRC Programme for funding over a ten year period. The proposal is to undertake industry-led research that uses emerging technologies to improve Australian transport systems nationally. It will deliver fast and predictable freight systems and enhanced mobility for Australians on the roads and public transport.

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