Aaron Lewis from Rover Coaches (centre) accepting the award on behalf of the winner Michael Kerr - pictured with Tony La Rocca (SURA) and the Hon. Andrew Constance
Micahel Kerr, the winner of the 2018 Achiever Award sponsored by SURA Australia Bus and Coach has almost 40 years’ experience in the bus industry, taking a role with an outer-metropolitan bus operator straight from school.
Initially Michael winner was involved with administrative tasks, but his value to the business was soon noted, and with the industry changing rapidly he was given the job of managing the company’s coach and charter work.
Michael was heavily involved in charter operations for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, which greatly added to his experience and innovative thinking.
Under his management, the charter business has grown exponentially, and the company is considered the leading rail replacement and charter operator in its region.
Sydney Trains and other clients consistently report on his efficiency and professionalism, which has provided benefits to his employer and the community.
In short, Michael has transformed a small, traditional, family bus company into a large business with a high profile and reputation for excellence.