The Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Australia welcomes Mr Clive Polley to the position of newly elected CVIAA President, and thanks outgoing President Mr Phill Hodges for his tireless advocacy on behalf of the CVIAA national membership. Mr Polley is a committed advocate for the commercial vehicle industry, having previously held the position of CVIAA President, Executive Board member of the Motor Trades Association of South Australia (MTA SA) since 1990 and a member of the MTA SA Commercial Vehicle division from 1983. He has been a member of several government advisory committees, substantially contributing to commercial vehicle related policy. On his new appointment Mr Polley said: “I am delighted to represent the CVIAA members at a national level and thank Phill Hodges for the enormous contribution he has made over his years at the helm. His technical knowledge and relentless representation to government has meant CVIAA is a well-respected and highly valued association. On his plans for the future, Mr Polley noted: “The commercial vehicle industry, as COVID has highlighted, is essential to a functioning economy and its voice must be well represented at all levels of government. “There is a lot of work still to do, but I am excited to take on the challenge and contribute my many years of commercial vehicle industry experience to assisting members and raising the profile of our incredible industry.” Mr Polley has a strong industry background having held the position of Dealer Principal, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, Adelaide, before starting Adelaide-based ‘Independent Components’, which specialises in commercial vehicles, component imports, vehicle sales and repairs of major components for commercial and industrial applications. He also holds formal qualifications in business management, accounting, finance and marketing, along with an official trade qualification in the automotive industry.