The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has announced that Karen Dee has joined as director of national and regional policy.
Dee previously held the positions of director of policy at the Road Haulage Association and head of infrastructure at the CBI. Before this she worked with the Department for Transport as an advisor to Steven Norris when he was minister for transport.
Dee said: "The association has a well-deserved reputation for political campaigning and it is exciting to join a team with such a full and varied national and regional agenda. I am looking forward to bringing my industry and lobbying experience to FTA to help co-ordinate its efforts to even greater effect for its members."
Dee will report to James Hookham, FTA's managing director of policy and communications.
He said: "We welcome Karen into our already effective and high-achieving policy team where she will bring a wealth of policy campaigning and trade association management experience. Her appointment completes a strong senior management group covering the breadth of FTA's policy, information and communications activities."