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Peter oversees ASCM corporate impact programs that include talent development, transformation, sustainability, and community driven global health. Peter, the author of Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model, brings over 25 years of experience in supply chain and operations management to the position. Bolstorff joined ASCM in 2014 as the Executive Director to lead the APICS, Supply Chain Council merger. Prior to joining ASCM, Bolstorff was the founding principal of SCE Limited, a consulting firm focused on providing supply chain program management and SCOR-based education to supply chain executives and their global teams. Bolstorff also held supply chain and operations management leadership roles at Pragmatek Consulting Group, Imation, 3M, and has been a lifelong volunteer within the SCOR community. He received his master’s degree in industrial education from the University of Minnesota and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, education, and psychology from St. Olaf College. He is a SCOR-certified instructor and is certified in Six Sigma.
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Janet Salem has worked on circular economy at the United Nations for the past 15 years. Her current work, the Closing the Loop project, focusses on addressing plastic waste flows in South East Asia. Janet set up the Asian Circular Economy Leadership Academy with Chulalongkorn University and the Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge, which supports start-ups with circular economy business models in Asia. Janet’s previous work focused on government policy on circular economy and private sector partnerships in tourism, ecolabelling, eCommerce and retail, venture capital and food systems.
Declan is an effective leader of change and improvement, with 25 years of international Medical Device management experience at Cochlear, Boston Scientific, ResMed, Pfizer and Boeing.
Declan has held responsibility for multi-million dollars of Supply Chain value, Research and Development Programs and various Engineering Leadership of operations, end to end process, product manufacturing and new product introduction.
Ellen has 17 years of global supply chain experience in manufacturing environments with expertise in reverse logistics, purchasing, implementing ERP systems, logistics and production planning.
She has a track record of contribution in improving a company’s continuous improvement to match customer needs, managing changes to production systems, and training staff in new systems. In her current role, Ellen is responsible for End to End Customer experience including Customer Experience and Supply Chain.
Gordon has 33 years of experience in agribusiness supply chain management across the globe including South Africa, Singapore and Australia. At Nufarm, Gordon is responsible for driving decisions, leading a team of 10 regional supply functional mangers, overseeing 300 employees, controlling E2E supply operations.
Manage 3 Major Hazard Facilities, ensuring freedom of operations through compliance with WorkSafe and the Environmental Protection Agency
John is a Strategic Analyst – Consultant with Systecon Australia providing consulting, training and technical support services to customers using the OPUS Suite for Life Cycle Management. John has extensive experience through a wide range of roles with the Royal Australian Airforce, defence industry, and the professional services industry.
Alison is the Executive Officer of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce. The Taskforce founded the Australian Catholic Anti-Slavery Network (ACAN) in response to the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018. ACAN acan.org.au is a collaboration of 36 Catholic entities across a range of sectors including finance and investment, schools and universities, health and aged care and social services. ACAN entities share tools and resources as part of a comprehensive modern slavery risk management program.
The Taskforce has commenced a new initiative – Domus 8.7, an independent remediation process to support people impacted by modern slavery and to assist businesses with any concerns about situations of extreme labour exploitation in their operations or supply chains.
The Taskforce is managing ‘Building Links’, a project funded by an Australian Government Modern Slavery Grant.
Alison is a member of the University of Auckland Centre for Research on Modern Slavery Advisory Group and an Associate of the Macquarie University Business School Centre for Workforce Futures.
Alison has considerable experience identifying and assisting victims of wage theft, labour exploitation, forced labour, debt bondage, deceptive recruitment and human trafficking.
Before commencing with the Sydney Archdiocese, Alison worked for the WalkFree Foundation as Pacific Consultant. Alison also worked for the Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership to End Modern Slavery, and played an active role in successful advocacy for Australia’s Modern Slavery legislation.
Alison is a labour rights specialist having spent 16 years representing workers in wide range of sectors from airports, cargo terminals to abattoirs. Alison has represented workers in the prosecution of civil cases against employers for underpayment of wages and a myriad of workplace disputes from WHS to outsourcing and sub-contracting. https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-rahill/
Article on migrant worker exploitation in Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f31xL9aociU
Gary is a proficient and qualified Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Manager with over 47 years’ experience working in various ADF (21 years), Public (12 years) and Private sectors (14 years). With a Masters in both Logistics Management and Project Management Gary has demonstrated experience in ILS, asset management, project management, supply chain, logistics engineering, procurement logistics, materials management, maintenance, technical support, documentation/data, test/trials and training development & conduct. In addition, Gary, based on his experience and knowledge, been awarded the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). A former SCLAA President and past Board Director of SCLAA.
Passionate about developing the next generation of Integrated Logistics Support leaders.
Jon Westerland has more than 30 years experience in Government and Defence capability development & requirements definition, program/project management, capital acquisition, sustainment and training.
Jon’s experience includes eight years as a Project Manager in the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) managing complex technology acquisition and transition into service projects followed by 12 years consulting to Commonwealth, State and Local Governments and Industry.
Jon is a highly motivated professional committed to the highest standards of performance, integrity and accountability with demonstrated outcomes in the planning, organisation and delivery of all aspects of both complex and strategic capital acquisition and services contracts. He has proven leadership ability in diverse and challenging environments.
With a background in Electronic Systems and Integrated Logistics Support planning and management, Jon has a proactive and participative leadership style with extensive experience leading diverse teams to achieve complex outcomes.
Specialties: Government Procurement
Non-Infrastructure Program and Project Management
Acquisition and Sustainment Logistics
Business Process Reform / re-Alignment
Mark is a MBA qualified supply chain and planning professional with broad experience in consumer goods manufacturing and retail industries.
He has demonstrated delivery of proven results in both commercial and operational roles as well as business support and project roles, with experience across inventory management and purchasing, demand management, forecasting and replenishment, sales and operations planning, category management, category financial planning and merchandise assortment planning.
He is passionate about all things planning and supply chain, with a particular focus on solution design that can bring together process and system to solve real-world business problems.
Tom Derry is Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), with more than 30 years of experience in leadership and general management roles for public and private companies, and
in the not-for profit sector. He has executed turn-arounds at the corporate and business-unit level through a variety of means, including acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, and business process re- engineering.
As CEO of the Institute for Supply Management, Tom has a unique vantage point to observe major macroeconomic trends and the development of global supply chains through his daily contact with Fortune 500 chief procurement officers and chief supply chain officers, with government agencies and NGOs in the United States and abroad, and with leading academics. Tom has been interviewed on CNBC,Bloomberg Television, quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and dozens of other business publications. Tom has represented ISM in meetings with the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the National Security Council, the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
At ISM, Tom has overseen an increase in revenues, a reduction in costs, the introduction of new revenue streams, and the launch of new product lines. As Chief Operating Officer of the Association for Financial Professionals, Tom oversaw strategy development and execution. Tom completed two cross-border acquisitions, which became for-profit subsidiaries of AFP. He oversaw all AFP staff in London, UK and Bethesda, MD.
As General Manager of the Business Intelligence unit of LexisNexis, team led a 40-person acquisition integration team, which completed the integration ahead of plan and under budget. He also executed the strategic divestiture of another LexisNexis unit, and implemented new technologies, including web- crawling bots, to re-engineer data collection and quality processes for LexisNexis’ business data unit.
Tom is a 1986 graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (B.S., Foreign Service).
Nick has over two decades of end to end supply chain management experience, with a career spanning from production management to senior regional executive responsibility for Australia and New Zealand. His expertise includes production planning, supply chain optimisation, materials management, MRP and supply chain operations. He is based in Clayton, Melbourne which is the largest industrial paint manufacturing plant in Australia.
Darren is a seasoned logistics professional with over 20 years’ experience analysing logistics operations and designing leading edge automated solutions for some of Asia Pacific’s largest and most successful companies. Drawing on experience from both Australia and the UK, Darren works with customers to ensure their order fulfilment and logistics operations give them a competitive advantage by applying the most appropriate solution to match their business needs. In addition, he leads the Asia Pacific Solution Development team and participates in several global R&D forums. His industry specialties include eCommerce, hardware, spare parts, libraries, and pharmaceutical. Darren holds a BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Swansea University, UK, and an MBA from the Warwick Business School, UK.
Peter Richardson took over Doorstep Organics – the family fruit & vegetable business and has turned it into a technology heavy online supermarket that now covers 80% of the population of NSW. He has a keen interest and relies heavily on automated software and systems at all levels to drive the continuous improvement cycle. Before COVID-19 Doorstep had grown 30 times its original size in 15.
Steven is a Circular Economy (CE) veteran as founder of Close the Loop 20 years ago. Still actively helping Close the Loop diversify and grow, Steven has stepped up to help Planet Ark create and build a National Circular Economy Hub to help Australia transition to a Circular Economy.
Scott is a changed focused supply chain management professional with a proven track record of achieving success across diverse businesses, geographies, cultures and functions and with the ability to initiate and manage change in a fast-paced, complex, demanding, and time-sensitive work environment. He has experience in working to enhance operations, develop strategies, and drive continuous improvements and step changes in systems, processes and organizations whilst maintaining customer focus.
Stephen is an experienced thought leader, facilitator and trainer who brings a unique perspective to the work against modern slavery, human trafficking and related human rights abuses. Having assisted and advocated for survivors of human trafficking in Europe and Australia for several years he has a deep understanding of the issues of modern slavery and what it means for businesses to address this issue in their supply chains and operations.
With several years of experience in the corporate and NGO sectors, including advertising, local church leadership, education, research, pubic speaking, and men’s work, Stephen brings a depth of understanding and insight into social and cultural change, human rights, the prevention of human trafficking, servant leadership and personal formation.
Andrew is a procurement professional with over 20 years of experience across a number of organisations and geographies. From his initial days with the Royal Air Force, Andrew has worked across private, public and consulting sector organisations across 23 countries and is now the Executive Director for Compass Group Australia and Foodbuy Australia. Compass Group is the world’s largest food service organisation operating across 45 countries and multiple sectors to deliver unique experiences to both clients and consumers.
He has a strong passion for re-imagining the traditional role of procurement and in developing talent and capability to deliver true customer service. A proud father to 3 children, Andrew is celebrating his 10 year anniversary of being in Australia.
Mark Watson has 20 years of experience of all aspects of supply chain planning in industries that have varied from FMCG (food), gaming, dairy commodities and now industrial wholesale. At the same time, Mark has worked across demand to production planning in both consultant and operational roles in a variety of countries and has been involved in planning system design, implementation and improvements. Mark’s experience enables him to identify those things that are common or different to each planning problem and then design a process, a team and a solution that can be undertaken by the planners themselves in a practical manner.
Adnan has 15 years of experience working with Procter & Gamble, Goody and IMC Hospital all over the world and now resides in Australia working for SA Health.
Adnan is experienced in strategic procurement. Some of his portfolio volumes include $50M in revenues and $20M in savings for a $0.35B spend capital equipment, services, finished goods in health and beauty care.
Adnan is experienced in analysing diverse markets and spend, leading to tailored sourcing strategies. He adopts sophisticated market approaches, negotiates, and manages 200+ contracts.
He develops niche supply chain strategies that spark efficiency and responsiveness. He was responsible for designing sophisticated supplier, warehouse and transportation networks involving 50+ suppliers, 5+ warehouse of 500,000 ft2, and global transportation lanes flowing 20,000 TEUs. He is experienced in optimising inventories, building complex forecasting, and managing replenishment and S&OP systems for 10,000+ items, transcending from 50+ suppliers to 20+ customers.
Adnan has driven digital and organisational transformations and implemented a broad array of systems, ERP-SAP, Dynamics, SQL+.Net, Platinum, Supply Chain Planning-SAP First, SAP APO, SAP DRP, WMS-Dynamics, SQL+.Net, and Work Flow-EPADEX, Dynamics.
Brenton is responsible for driving new initiatives and strategy, product roadmaps, overseeing global market development and seeking out emerging sector opportunities.
In a few years with Brenton at the helm, the company has experienced explosive growth, securing more than 100 clients, including some Globally recognised enterprises and is now a multi-million dollar turnover business with year on year growth of 400%.
Brenton has a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University and has corporate advisory and investment banking experience.
Laura Masson has 10 years of experience working across Defence, Government, Ministerial, University, Corporate, SME, Startup, Professional services and Not for Profit organisations.
Her industry experience includes Advanced Manufacturing, Defence, Education, Sport, Health, Education, Research, Mining, Property, Medical and Environment.
Laura was Project Manager for the recent ANZDF Hackathon which included over 400 delegates across the Trans-Tasman.
Mark Daniels is the Executive Director of Buyer Services at Social Traders. He has worked in the social enterprise field since 2001 and over that time he has procured from social enterprise, run social enterprises, lobbied for social enterprise and helped found Social Traders – Australia’s leading social enterprise development organisation.
Mark’s work now centres on enabling government and business buyers to build social enterprises into their supply chains. Social Traders market place has enabled 85 business and government buyer members to work with over 380 certified social enterprises, in FY18 & 19 the Social Traders marketplace enabled over 1300 disadvantaged job-seekers to obtain jobs through social enterprises and many more social impacts.
Yasheen is a result-driven Supply Chain leader with over 15 years of experience and expertise in transforming supply chain and operations to deliver “next-level” performance. Traversing seamlessly between the vertical and horizontal dimensions of People, Process and Technology, Yasheen is passionate about transforming the supply chain through engagement, mentorship, design and structure
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.
Hayley Jarick, CEO of Australian Supply Chain Sustainability School is experienced in governance and strategic management in manufacturing,
residential and commercial building, heavy construction, professional services and international trade. Hayley has previously worked for the Resolution Institute, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia and BlueScope Steel
Alexandra Riha has 25 years of experience building supply chains across Europe, Asia and Australia to make them more efficient and commercially viable. Alexandra is currently the Regional Head Supply Network Operations for Asia Pacific for Merck Healthcare. Starting off her career on a pharmaceutical manufacturing site in Austria, Alexandra has acquired broad knowledge along the end to end process working with manufacturers, suppliers, regulators, distributors and commercial partners
Simon is the supply chain transformation and operations leader ANZ for Kimberly Clark (KC) Australia and New Zealand. For the past three years Simon has been developing, designing, leading and implementing the end-to-end supply chain transformation and operational redesign at KC.
Simon also has responsibility for inventory planning and operational leadership of 6 direct and 175 indirect reports across the in-house and outsourced supply chain operations for KCA
Prior to joining Kimberly Clark Simon worked with leading management consulting firms EY and KPMG in supply chain advisory.
Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce majoring in logistics from the University of Wollongong (UOW) and an MBA from The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)
Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB) leads the world in essentials for a better life having been in operation for over 148 years, generating $18.5b in sales in 2019 and manufacturing products used by over ¼ of the world’s population every single day. KC manufactures domestically and sources internationally.