Steve Allouche
Continuous Improvement Manager
Fettayleh Smallgoods

Steve is a strategic and commercially astute Business Improvement Specialist with experience spanning governmental, retail and manufacturing organisations. He is an Alumni of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and has skills spanning operational management of manufacturing, supply chain, R&D, procurement and sales & marketing. Although Steve specialises in SMEs with turnover between 50 and 100 million dollars, Steve has an excellent understanding of how a large organisation operates.
Steve has a passion for process improvement and ERP system implementations. He has successfully managed ERP systems ranging from $5000 to $500,000.

Philip Barrett
Commercial General Manager Supply Chain

Expert in Procurement  and Supply Chain Leadership and Team Management  -  Currently managing a Telstra team of 16 procurement and supply chain professionals across multiple categories with an annual spend of $2.5b.  Ability to build, develop and promote high performance teams by focusing on ‘leading by example’, promoting team work, open communication, diversity, trust, ensuring expertise (and success) is acknowledged by utilising coaching and mentoring techniques from varied areas including my background as an elite athlete and sports coach.

Generating Value and Mitigating Risk- Setting and oversighting the commercial strategy of the team, developing policies and procedures, overseeing the operational execution and ensuring that the team delivers on all its objectives including achieving targeted savings, reducing costs, improving productivity and value added benefits, customer and supplier advocacy levels and engagement plans and risk mitigation.  (Achieved over $400m in savings over 3 years managing the Mobile Device category).

Customer and Sustainability Focus -  Extensive involvement in the Telstra Supplier and Customer Net Promoter Score (NPS) processes.  Sustainable procurement focus aligned to Telstra's overall sustainability strategy (i.e. Use of indigenous suppliers, domestic violence safe connections program establishment and environmental focus - mobile muster.).

Transformation of Supplier Partnerships -  Put in place extensive supplier engagement and relationship management plans and agreements across all categories including the strategically important mobility category ($2b AUD per annum spend) with suppliers such as Apple, Samsung, HTC, Microsoft (Nokia), and Sony to create and deliver incremental business value for the mutual benefit of all parties.

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Supply Chain Manager – GLNG

Michael Batiste is the Supply Chain Manager for the Santos Gladstone Liquefied Natural Gas Project.  In this role he is responsible for the logistics, material management, contracting and procurement functions to support the Project.  Michael has held a variety of logistics and contracting roles within Santos prior to mobbing to the GLNG Project.

Prior to joining Santos, Michael served in the Australian Army and held a range of senior logistics operations and logistics training appointments. In 2007 he managed the Australian Defence Force base logistics operations in South East Australia, including Project management of the Armoured Personnel Carrier upgrade program. In 2008 – 2009 Michael commanded the Army Logistics Training Centre, responsible for training 7000 students a year in vocational, graduate and post-graduate education in the fields of logistics, maintenance, project management and emergency medicine.

Michael was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 for services in the field of logistics. Michael holds a Bachelors degree in Science and Masters degrees in Business Administration and Strategic Studies.

Faraz Bidar
Supply Chain Consultant
Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics, Victoria University

Dr Faraz Bidar is a Principal Research Fellow with the Institute for Supply Chain and Logistics (ISCL). Faraz has professional consulting, research and analytical expertise in the areas of procurement, supply chain, logistics and technology enabled solutions and capabilities. He has an ability to understand industry, client and market imperatives that would drive their business requirements. Faraz has an Industrial Engineering background and he has worked in various manufacturing companies in the area of quality control management and procurement.

Paul Broadbridge
Manager Supply Chain
National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA)

Paul is the Manager Supply Chain with NEHTA, responsible for leading the supply chain stream in the uptake of eHealth solutions that enhance healthcare by enabling access to the right information, for the right person, at the right time and place. This is being delivered through initiatives like the operationalisation of the National Product Catalogue, Locatenet and Recallnet and utilisation of NEHTA eProcurement solution. Paul specialises in the integration of technology, people and data to deliver business and healthcare outcomes acquired through over 10 years’ experience at a state, national and international level specialising in organisation reform, strategy development and change management within the public sector.

Paul has been responsible for developing procurement savings strategies, fleet optimisation initiatives and implementation of robust procurement governance models that contribute to providing cost savings, efficiency gains and improved service quality. Recently Paul led an integral team in the implementation of a centralised procurement model, focused on procure to pay system and process standardisation across all public health sites within South Australia, in addition to expansion and automation design of a centralised distribution centre to support the initiative.

Travis Brooks-Garrett
Freight & Trade Alliance

Travis joined Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) as a Partner in 2015 with responsibility for the overall growth of the organisation as well as supporting the membership in critical advocacy matters.
FTA is Australia’s leading representative body for border-related trade issues, representing a cross-section of 217 international freight logistics and import/export trade entities that are responsible for approximately 70% of inbound containerised trade into Australia. Whilst the bulk of the membership are freight forwarders / customs brokers, FTA is increasing its reach to major importers and members include Woolworths, Myer, Target, Pacific Brands, Super Retail Group, Toshiba, Origin, Pfizer, Novartis, Boehringer Ingleheim, ThyssenKrupp and the like.

Before joining FTA, Travis Brooks-Garrett has held Senior Management Roles in Training Organisations including as a General Manager of Real Institute, the Victorian Manager for Navitas Workforce Solutions and the National Sales & Marketing Manager for Futurum Australia
Travis has received honours for work in this area including the African Achievement Award by the Hon. Kate Lundy, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, for helping African Australian connect with education and employment opportunities

In this capacity Travis also worked extensively with the Freight & Logistics sector designing training solutions for organisations including North Queensland Stevedoring Solutions (NSS), BCR Freight and Qantas Freight. Travis was also involved in helping Indigenous Australians find employment in the logistics sector and for this work Real Institute was awarded the Keith Campbell Leadership in Logistics Mentoring Award by the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) for designing and implementing a Certificate III in Warehousing & Distribution for 88 Indigenous employees.

Mario Carniato
Manager, Continuous Improvement & E-Supply Chain AU/NZ

Mario joined Kimberly-Clark over 25 years ago and today holds the position of Manager, Continuous Improvement & E-Supply Chain for Australia/New Zealand.

Mario is responsible for lean/change leadership and program management to drive transformation that delivers large business impact and customer value. Scope covers all areas of supply chain management, including e-enablement/integration with customers and suppliers across the value chain.

He has a proven track record of thought leadership in supply chain and lean, putting customers first, translation of ideas/concepts into innovative yet practical process designs, and managing implementation of change across multi-functional teams and countries for big impact improvements.

His background in process innovation and ‘e-integration’ positions him as a lead authority in continuous improvement for ‘non-manufacturing’ disciplines, with mastery of vision through to execution.

Jay Daniel
Leadership Team Member ANZ
APICS Supply Chain Council 

Jay Daniel is a logistics & supply chain solution analyst. He is passionate about sustainable supply chain and quality and productivity improvement. He develops creative solutions on complex supply chain decision making and plans effective strategies that respond to challenges within a wide range of industries and organization structures.

For more than 12 years, he has extensive international industry experiences in operations and supply chain management, strategic planning, quality & productivity management, HSEQ (ISO Standards), business excellence models (Balanced scorecard and European foundation for quality management), decision modelling and project management. He has worked in a number of internationally recognized organisations including SMEs and large private companies and government as a planning manager, operations / factory manager, project manager, training manager, quality assurance manager, lead assessor of management systems and senior consultant.

Robert D'Alessandro
Head of Procurement & Supply

Robert D'Alessandro is the Head of Supply at Qenos Ltd, a Bluestar company and the sole manufacturer of polyethylene resin in Australia. During his tenure he has grown the scope of procurement at Qenos to integrate the supply function to include hydrocarbon feedstock, materials and services, distribution, co-product sales and S&OP. This change reflects the recognition of the interdependence between operations and the broader role of the supplier base as key stakeholders in the business.
Prior to Qenos, Robert’s career was focused on developing, managing and improving procurement and supply chain performance in resources, consulting, defence, and automotive sectors across Australia, Asia and Europe.

Jonathan Dutton
JD Consultancy

Jonathon Dutton was the founding Managing Director of CIPS Australasia for over eight years up until February 2013. He was responsible for all aspects of CIPS activities as the global peak body for professional procurement & supply management in the region. He represented the profession and its standards to the highest levels of business and government.

As a former qualified procurement manager himself, as well as sales manager turned marketing director, Jonathan can easily draw on experiences from both sides of the negotiating table. Jonathan has worked in senior positions for British Airways, QANTAS, Regus & CHUBB, and is a fellow of four institutes covering procurement, marketing, management and the royal society of arts. He is also a graduate diploma member of the institute of company directors, and has a degree in economics with accountancy and business law.

Jonathan is married with two young children and lives in Melbourne, and can be reached easily through LinkedIn or his website.

www.jdconsultancy.com.au | @JDTheBuyer

Greg Edmonds 
Managing Director
Charles Kendall Australia

Greg Edmonds (MCIPS) possesses over 20 years’ experience in procurement, contract management, probity, change management, and training in the field of procurement and contract management. This experience has been gained through work with several high-profile organisations in various market sectors including retail, waste management, infrastructure, public service, and resources.

In 2006 Greg established Project Procure Pty Ltd. The company has since grown substantially and enjoyed international success delivering services to provide procurement and contract management support as well as develop procurement capability in both public and private sectors.

Recently Greg has made a substantial commitment to the Government of Indonesia, driving the Procurement Modernization Project on behalf of USA’s Millennium Challenge Corporation. The multi-million dollar Procurement Modernization Project is intended to institutionalise procurement professionals’ roles, facilitate good practice, and strengthen controls such as procurement and financial audits to ensure improved performance of the public procurement function.

Paul Endycott
General Manager Compliance Operations
NSW Roads & Maritime Services

Paul is a qualified Automotive Engineer having worked for a large Australian Vehicle Manufacturer. In the early eighties Paul joined the NSW Police Force rising to the Senior Detective Ranks with diverse experience in all facets of Criminal Investigation. After leaving the Police Force Paul ran a successful small family business. 10 years ago Paul joined the RTA as a Senior Investigator in the Investigations Unit. Paul has managed the Chain of Responsibility Investigations for 5 years and is currently studying his Bachelor of Law degree (LLB).

Paul is currently the General Manager of the Compliance Operations Branch which is responsible for all RMS Heavy Vehicle Compliance & Enforcement on and off road investigations, Light and Heavy Vehicle Standards and the RMS Camera Enforcement programs together with its business support functions across NSW.

Behnam Fahimnia
Director of Supply Chain Management Programs
University of Sydney

Dr Behnam Fahimnia is the Director of Supply Chain Management Programs at the University of Sydney.

Behnam is an expert in applied and problem-driven research in the areas of (1) supply chain risk management: identifying supply chain disruption and interruption risks, developing risk mitigation strategies and tactics to improve supply chain robustness and agility, (2) sustainable supply chain management: identifying industry-specific sustainability performance metrics, developing decision-support tools for balancing the economic, environmental and social sustainability of supply chains, and (3) behavioural operations and supply chain management: identifying biases and inefficiencies in supply chain decision-making, developing frameworks, methodologies, and decision-support tools to eradicate these biases/inefficiencies and help managers in more informed decision-making.
Behnam has used analytical tools and innovative optimisation approaches to help managers create efficient, resilient and sustainable supply chains. He is frequently consulted by Australian regulatory bodies as well as a range of businesses, from small and medium size Australian companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

To date, Behnam has led over 100 projects in production, logistics, retail, energy, mining, and food and beverage industries. His work has been honoured with numerous research excellence awards by universities, professional associations, research organisations and government agencies. Behnam is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and industry events.

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Director Chief Operating Officer

As a co-owner and Director of Tinyme, Ben oversees the Finance, HR, Compliance & Risk, IT, Customer Service and Logistics functions of the business.

Since joining Tinyme in 2010, Ben has been instrumental in developing the company’s export strategy and building out the business platform to sustain rapid growth.

Growing rapidly in sales of personalised children’s products, Tinyme featured in the BRW Fast Starter List 2011 and has been a finalist in multiple categories of the Online Retail Industry Awards, featuring as a finalist in 5 consecutive years.

Prior to joining Tinyme, Ben spent over 10 years working for Goldman Sachs JBWere, most recently as Director – Infrastructure where he was responsible for co-managing $200 million of investments in Infrastructure securities. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs JBWere he held a variety of roles with experience in portfolio management, stock research, equities trading, quantitative analysis, sales and marketing, product management and operations.

Ben is also a Non-Executive Director of the National Online Retailers Association (NORA) and featured in Inside Retail’s Top 50 People in E-Commerce list for 2015.

In 2007, Ben was awarded the IFSA/Deloitte Future Leaders Award for the investment industry. Ben holds an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Science from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Molly Harriss Olson
Chief Executive Officer
Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

Molly Harriss Olson is the CEO of Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand. She served nearly 6 years on the Board of Fairtrade International and as Chair in the last two. As Fairtrade International Chair she played a pivotal role in successfully overhauling the Board’s way of working; passing a new Constitution that gives half ownership to the producers and workers served by Fairtrade, and broadly improving the vitality of the organisation who’s mark is the most known and respected ethical certification mark in the world.

Ms Olson has convened, led and been a member of numerous boards, business leadership and sustainability initiatives over more than three decades, including The World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. She worked at the White House as the founding Executive Director of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development, appointed by President Clinton in 1993.

Ms Olson earned her joint Bachelor degrees in Economics and Environmental Studies with Thesis Honours from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was a distinguished Bates Resident Scholar at Yale University where she earned a Masters in Environmental Policy from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Ron Hurley
General Manager Supply Chain
Fuji Xerox

Ron Hurley has 16 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management, including seven years working in the Automotive Industry for a Tier 1 supplier, supplying Toyota, Holden, Ford and Mitsubishi OEM and Part and Accessories (Gates Rubber Company) and eight years working in the electrical wholesale and retail (HPM Legrand). Ron joined Fuji Xerox as the Supply Demand Manager End of 2012 and was promoted recently to the General Manager of Supply Chain.

Stuart Jones
Former General Manager Supply Chain
Hills Limited

Kristie Kiam
Director Supply Chain 
Clarins Group

Michael Kilgariff
Managing Director
Australian Logistics Council

Michael Kilgariff holds a degree in Economics from the Australian National University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.
Michael has a diverse background and leadership experience in industry, industry associations and government, at the national and state/territory level. He also has experience in dealing with public policy issues across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.

This background has given Michael a highly developed understanding of how industry and government interact and how key public policy issues can be successfully developed and progressed.

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Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific & Japan
SAP Ariba

Barry is responsible for Business Development of the SAP Ariba Procurement applications and the Ariba Business Network in Asia Pacific and Japan.  He drives new solution programs and marketing initiatives across the region, liaises with the broader SAP and Ariba community for sales enablement and product development, engages customers around proposed and new solutions, and supports strategic sales and industry initiatives.

Barry is a Procurement and Business Networks practitioner with over 25 years procurement business and technology experience in ANZ and across APJ.  Before joining SAP in 2011 Barry lead the Sourcing and Contract Management business process transformation stream for a leading global BPO provider at a major Australian Telco.  Prior to that Barry spent 8 years at National Australia Bank in technology, business banking, e-commerce and procurement.  Barry was the Procurement Business Process Owner and the Senior eProcurement Manager at nab for 3 years.

Barry has a passion for helping organisations of any size leverage digital business networks to extend financial, procurement, and supply chain business processes and systems beyond the four walls of their enterprise to collaborate efficiently with a global community of trading partners.

Barry has Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Max McLachlan
National Supply Chain Manager AU & NZ

David McGahey
Program Director
Defence Logistics Transformation Project

David McGahey has had a diverse and extensive career in the Australian Army, including stints with the UN peace keeping forces in Palestine and East Timor, and work in the US as a Liaison Officer and Representative to US Army Materiel Command. In August 2009 he was posted to Iraq as the Commanding General of Task Force Iraqi Security Forces Logistics.  In this role over 10months he advised the Iraqi Minister for Defence and CDF on logistics reform and led a 400 person US-sponsored team to remediate Iraqi defence and police logistics.  In this appointment he was awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree Officer) by the US Government. He returned to Australia in May 2009 and retired from the Australian Army in December 2009.  At that time he assumed his current appointment as the Program Director of the Defence Logistics Transformation Project.

Mr McGahey holds a Master Degree in Strategic Studies and Project Management, a Bachelor Degree in Professional Studies (HR) and Diploma in Maintenance Engineering and Management.

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Regional Logistics Manager Asia Pacific
Beam Suntory

Trent started his career in the Royal Australia Air Force in 1994. After studying at the Australian Defence Force Academy he continued on to commence pilot training in Perth in 1997. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately for the safety of all Australians, he was unsuccessful and began considering other career paths. He settled into Logistics Management in 2000 and has held various roles in all functional areas of logistics since.

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Head of Supply Chain
UGL Limited

Dean migrated to Australia from South Africa in 2001 and since his arrival has held senior executive and supply chain management roles within the Wholesale / Manufacturing / FMCG and 3PL markets. Dean’s key skill-set includes, developing and implementing: Sourcing Strategies; Manufacturing Platforms; Logistics Operations and end-to-end Supply Chain Functions.

Dean has historically demonstrated sustained delivery in: Change Management Initiatives; eCommerce; Social Media; Sales; Marketing; Finance; Organisational Strategy Formation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Operations Management and People Management.  Dean has completed the following tertiary qualifications: MBA (Corporate Finance & Accounting); Masters of Management (Integrated Supply Chain Management); a Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Psychology) and is a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL)

Dean is passionate about process improvement, successful project implementation and addressing whole of business and supply chain issues through stakeholder engagement and the implementation of long-term sustainable solutions.

Conor O’Malley
Chief Operating Officer
Cameron Storage and Distribution

Conor is an experienced Executive GM with a strong supply chain background. He is Chief Operating Officer for Cameron Storage and Distribution supplying 3rd Party Logistics services to major retailers and manufactures in Australia. His previous roles have been GM Logistics for Coles and at National Foods, the Group Executive responsible for Group Safety, Procurement, Shared Services, Logistics and Planning. Prior to coming to Australia in 2006 his career in the UK spanned 3rd Party Logistics and Wholesale supply chain management.

He has a passion for strong safety leadership and, having had Executive accountability for safety in the Logistics and Manufacturing sectors, he has had success in leading organisations on a journey using leadership and culture as core drivers of that success. In 2013 he joined Global Safety Index as Sales and Distribution Director to support the co-founding Directors grow the business is now on the Advisory Board.

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Operations Director
Kimberly-Clark Australia

Crispin Powis is the Operations Director for the Kimberly-Clark Australia and New Zealand businesses, heading up manufacture, procurement, packaging, health & wellness and one of two national distribution centres.

Brands made and shipped by these teams feature Huggies nappies, a range of Huggies derivative products, Kleenex Cottonelle toilet tissue, Kleenex facial tissues and Viva kitchen towel. The team also supplies the Kimberly-Clark B2B business (Kimberly-Clark Professional) with Kleenex and Scott branded products. All products made and distributed by Kimberly-Cark Australia New Zealand are premium products delivering on their brand promises of differentiated performance compared to category alternatives. Delivering on this promise requires Crispin’s team to ensure outstanding manufacture and supply reliability.

Holding autonomous site leadership roles since 2002, Crispin has driven several manufacturing, supply and total business improvement programs either personally or in a strategic leadership capacity. Kimberly-Clark Australia was awarded second placing in the Supply category in the 2014 Advantage Industry survey following a wholesale restructure of Kimberly Clark go-to-market capability which Crispin led through the implementation of CI programs throughout the Kimberly-Clark business.

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General Manager Supply Chain

Victoria has spent her career successfully optimising business performance and making large scale transformational change happen, primarily within engineering and manufacturing based companies across a multitude of industries around the world including mining, energy, infrastructure, automotive, healthcare, technology and government.
Victoria is an engineer and an accountant by trade and has spent over 20 years working first in automotive and then into construction, infrastructure and mining industries. Her pioneering spirit saw her working first for Mercedes Benz in Europe, then as a consultant for what is now PwC, and a move into the construction and mining sector working for companies including Fortescue Metals, Worley Parsons and Newcrest.

Victoria is currently the GM Supply Chain at Boral, where she is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain, supporting both the vertically integrated nature of the Boral business as well Boral's ultimately successful delivery to end customers and consumers.
Prior to this Victoria spent the last 5 years building and operating mining and infrastructure businesses in West Africa – in Sierra Leone, the logistics challenge was to support the rapid development of a 20Mtpa iron ore mine, 220km of railway and a port, all within 18 months and in a country with no infrastructure. More recently in Burkino Faso Victoria and her team established a profitable trucking business taking manganese 1,600km across the border into the Ivory Coast to Abidjan port.

Karina Sharp
Procurement Manager 

Karina is a Procurement Manager at Cochlear limited, a top 100 ASX listed, class 3 Medical Device manufacturer. Its regulated and unique supply chain consists of low volume, high mix, high risk products, is several tiers deep and across multiple jurisdictions. Karina has been with Cochlear for 10 years, had previously managed the team responsible for the procurement of direct implantable goods and services for manufacture, but for the past 3 years has been developing the strategic sourcing function to support earlier engagement with external goods and service partners to minimise risk and maximise value within the research and development cycle. Karina is passionate about raising the profile of procurement and the benefits that it can bring to the organisation through early engagement, effective negotiation and Implementation of appropriate sourcing and risk management strategies.

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Director of the Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit
Monash University

Dr Amrik Sohal is a Professor in the Department of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. He is also the Director of the Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit. He has received research grants from the State and Federal Governments, the Australian Research Council and Monash University. In 2001, Professor Sohal received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Postgraduate Supervision and in 2004 he received an award for research excellence from the International Association for Management of Technology.

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Supply Chain Director Asia - Customer Service & Order to Cash Operations

Alfons graduated with a Master of Law from Tilburg University and started his career with Unilever.
After an initial marketing internship with Unilever in South Africa, supporting the team launching Lipton Yellow Label in the market, he joined Unilever as a management Trainee in September 2000.

In the following years, Alfons’ career developed into Supply Chain, with Procurement, Logistics, Planning and Customer Service roles across The Netherlands, South Africa, Singapore and now Australia.
In working with ECR Asia Pacific Alfons contributed to set the standards for On Shelf Availability measurements in the region. He is passionate about maximizing Supply Chain potential for the shopper, retailer and Unilever.

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National Demand & Supply Planning Manager
Parmalat Australia

Patrick has over 20 years of experience in various Supply Chain Roles. Patrick has had a truly international supply chain career, having worked in France for Kraft and Nestlé, but also in  Italy, New Caledonia and Australia for Nestlé.

He his currently  leading the National Demand & Supply Planning Team for the dairy producer Parmalat (Lactalis group).

This role includes the overall S&OP process management for Parmalat.  Patrick has extensive experience in managing various links of supply chain with a strong flair for systems and processes.

His expertise are around Demand Planning and overall  S&OP process.

He has a Master’s degree in Science.

Jon Wilson
Director, Business Development Extended Supply Chain
SAP Australia/New Zealand

Jon Wilson is responsible for the go to market strategy of the SAP Extended Supply Chain portfolio in Australia and New Zealand.  This includes SAP’s Solutions for Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering / R&D, Manufacturing, Asset Management and Sustainability.

In this role, he engages with customers to identify industry trends and challenges, address strategic opportunities, and promote new solutions.  He is responsible for working with the broader SAP community to define relevant programs and marketing initiatives, to increase awareness and adoption of these solutions.

Jon is passionate about leveraging technology to enable transformational change, whether at the individual, business process, organisational or network level.  He is committed to SAP’s vision to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, and has been working with SAP solutions for more than 18 years.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Paul Zalai
Executive Director
Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA)

Paul has had 13 years employment in industry association roles involved in fair trade practices, legislative, policy and port reforms. In September 2012, Paul founded the Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA) with the mission of providing an influential voice for the international freight, logistics and trade sectors. At this time Paul also commenced as a reporter for a leading trade publication (Lloyds List Australia) with a weekly “opinion column”. Paul also writes for the Australian Financial Review with guest editorial opinions. FTA is currently represented on executive Government committees including the National Committee for Trade Facilitation (NCTF), which is Australia’s peak international trade committee. As of May 2016, FTA represents 242 business members providing a range of advocacy, information, operational support, training and commercial services. FTA represents a cross-section of international supply chain entities, mostly freight forwarders but also a growing number of importers including Woolworths, Myer, Target, Pacific Brands, Super Retail Group, Toshiba, Origin, Pfizer, Novertis, Boehringer Ingleheim, ThyssenKrupp and the like. In April, 2016, the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) voted unanimously to merge with FTA. APSA is the peak body for oceanfreight exporters designated by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. APSA members include Australias’ largest exporters by volume including Visy, Murray-Goulburn, Sunrice, Cargills and others. Paul also provides a support role to the Australian Interantional Movers Association and the Australian Retaliers Association on border compliance requirements associated with landside logistics operations.

Vanessa Zimmerman
Director and Chair
GCNA Human Rights Leadership Group

Vanessa is a recognised business and human rights expert, and has worked with leading initiatives in this space including the Institute for Human Rights and Business, the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights and the Harvard Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Through this work, she has advised Australian businesses from a number of sectors, including extractives, banking, telecommunications, retail and energy, as well as several civil society organisations. Between 2006 and 2011, Vanessa was a Legal Advisor to Professor John Ruggie, the author of the internationally recognised UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, in his capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Business and Human Rights.

Vanessa has been Expert Advisor to the GCNA’s Human Rights Leadership Group since its establishment and now chairs the group. Vanessa’s other advisory positions include membership of the International Bar Association’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, the Law Council of Australia’s Business and Human Rights Working Group, the Developments in the Field Panel of the Cambridge University Press Business and Human Rights Journal and the Australian Attorney-General’s Department’s Supply Chains Working Group. Vanessa has also worked as a corporate lawyer for King & Wood Mallesons and Telstra. Her qualifications include a Masters of law from Harvard University.

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Supply Chain Management Australia 2016