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An experienced Logistician and Supply Chain Professional who balances strategic vision with tactical operations. Proven success managing up to 270,000 SKU’s and teams of over 50 employees, achieving high rates of schedule reliability through advanced planning and optimisation, material availability, and records accuracy. Innovative problem-solver who assesses operations and measures progress towards continuous improvement with materiels management, warehousing, distribution and strategic supply chain management. His current role as Integrated Logistics Support Manager – Sustainment is to undertake complex materiel logistics activities for Maritime sustainment. Whilst working within a framework of legislation, established principles, work practices and procedures executing Defence’s mission and business objectives for Maritime Systems Division and the Directorate of Maritime Engineering and Logistics.
Giovanni Ferrante has experience across Europe, ANZ and APAC in managing marketing operations and cross-functional initiatives including leading the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Australasia’s position on the Australian Modern Slavery Act.
Amanda Brisot, Amanda is General Manager of member funded not for profit organisation; The Western Sydney Business Connection (WSBC), where she is focussed on connecting Western Sydney SMEs with growth opportunities. WSBC supports local business through advocacy, member events, professional development and structured business matching across the major commercial centres of Parramatta, Liverpool, Fairfield, Norwest Business Park, Campbelltown, Bankstown, Blacktown and Penrith. She is a strong advocate for Western Sydney and sits on a number of boards and advisory committees including National Parks and Wildlife, Urban Theatre Projects and the Western Sydney University External Advisory Committee.
Nina Younes, Contracts Manager at Western Sydney Airport (WSA), has experience in government administration and is skilled in negotiation, business planning and operations management. As 2019 winner of the ASCI Award for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion, WSA will play site host to the conference delegates on Day 3.
Duncan Wardle, ASCI NSW Chapter Member with 20+ years of experience across the FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Dairy industries in Australia, Europe and North America. Currently Site Leader with Lion Dairy and Drinks, Duncan previously led GSK’s largest US manufacturing site and was Global Supply Chain Director when GSK’s consumer business transformed to become a full end to end supply chain. Duncan has a passion for enabling change and building consumer centric cultures.
Mel Stark is Editor and Content Producer for Prime Creative Media including MHD Supply Chain Solutions. Mel has an international career working both in the UK and Australia for the supply chain and logistics sectors including CILT in the UK. Mel will have an overarching role on the ASCI2020 Advisory Board, ensuring that the program content aligns with industry trends and challenges.
Mark Skrzypiec, Chair of ASCI’s Industry Risk Committee, has 15 years’ experience driving operational excellence across supply chain and logistics operations in the B2C and B2B sectors. While at Novis, Mark led an ISO 9001 accreditation process. He successful transformation De’Longhi’s supply chain. More recently as head of Logistics for Miele, Mark established two greenfield distribution facilities while implementing new processes including cloud-based digital applications to create a customer-centered, award-winning logistics function in full alignment with the organisation’s premium brand promise.
Tania Montesin has 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply chain management across FMCG, chemical and construction industries including Woolworths, Asahi Beverages, Goodman Fielder and Boral. At Asahi Beverages, she was responsible for managing four widely distributed manufacturing sites; the implementation of Industry 4 methodologies and practices; and integrating people capability with emerging technologies.
Brendan O’Keeffe, NSW Chapter President for ASCI, is responsible for member programs and delivering value to corporates across the state. He has 20 years of search & executive recruitment experience across supply chain, operations, and related technical functions.
Indrasen Naidoo has drawn on his dual academic pathways of finance and industrial engineering to shape a 25-year career in supply chain in South Africa and Australia for De Beers, Mondi Group, FirstRand Bank and Roy Hill Holdings as well a non-executive founding director role with the South African Supplier Diversity Council. Through building and optimising supply chains in sectors including transport, mining, manufacturing and finance, Indrasen has expertise and insight into complex system design and performance including the pivotal role of human systems both intra and inter organisational.