Road Haulage Association announces changes to its policy team

30th May 2017

The Road Haulage Association has announced changes to its Policy team following the retirement of Jack Semple in July.

Rod McKenzie, currently Director of Marketing & Communications, takes on the role of Director of Policy & Public Affairs, incorporating his current role.

Rod has been responsible for a string of successful RHA events and digital marketing, including the organisation’s conversion to digital and social media. Previously he ran his own PR consultancy and was a senior executive in BBC News after a career as a broadcaster.

Reporting to Rod McKenzie, Duncan Buchanan takes on the new role of Policy Director, dealing with the day to day detail of RHA Policy.  Duncan joined the RHA from the Department for Transport where he had been led operator licensing and roadworthiness policy for several years.

Commenting, RHA Chief Executive Richard Burnett said: “We’ll be sorry to see Jack leave us and wish him all the best in a long and a happy retirement. He leaves behind a big pair of shoes to fill. However, I am confident that under Rod’s leadership, we will continue to strengthen the policy team to create even stronger campaigning and lobbying on behalf of our members.”