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Unlocking Opportunities for Female Truck Drivers and Couriers



Opening and welcome by event facilitator Nicci Scott

Setting the stage of the transport, logistics and courier industry and where the RFA sees women adding value

  • Gavin Kelly – CEO: The Road Freight Association

How Hollard is Creating Better Futures for Truck Drivers

  • Elka du Piesanie – Bureau Operations Manager and HHH Campaign Manager: Hollard Trucking

Question and Answer Session with Panellists:

  • Valentia Hobbs – Marketing and Corporate Affairs Director: Volvo Trucks
  • Melanie Naidoo-Padayachee – Head of People Development and Culture: Unitrans
  • Garry Marshall – CEO: the SA Express Parcel Association
  • Malcolm Stevens – Driver Manager Trainer: TruckLogix 

Comments from Kgatile Nkala – HR and Administration Manager: Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA)

Discussions and Dialogue

Closure and Way Forward (Developing an ecosystem to support women drivers and inspire transformation)



Hollard Trucking – Elka du Piesanie, Bureau Operations Manager and Campaigns Manager: Hollard

Women in the Road Freight Sector – Gavin Kelly, CEO: The Road Freight Association

Unlocking Opportunities for Female Truck Drivers – Kgatile Nkala, HoD
Human Resources & Administration


Video Content

To watch a full recording of the event, click here.

To watch Volvo\’s videos, click here