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As CIO, Aaron leads a wide range of technology and product development projects that have been vital to the innovative growth of MTData. Since he has first joined the company, he has led certified telematics applications and the development of the light commercial vehicles telematics solution. MTData’s advanced telematics solutions service many of Australia’s leading transport and logistics companies assisting them with improved compliance, cost reduction and productivity gains.
As the General Manager for Parcel & Express Services, Ben Franzi is responsible for providing world class parcel services to our local and international customers as well as eCommerce solutions and marketplaces. Ben has extensive experience in executive finance, operational, product management and strategy roles; he successfully guided the strategy direction for parcels and freight services of Australia Post as it shifted from a mail service to an eCommerce service provider.
Having spent nearly two decades working in different capacities in the freight and logistics industry, Carlo has built an enviable depth of knowledge and experience across rail, road and sea modes. In that time Carlo has held senior leadership roles with some of Australia’s largest companies, including Pacific National (Asciano), Toll Holdings and SCT Logistics. Today, Carlo puts that knowledge and experience to work supporting new and existing customers of LINX Cargo Care Group to find real-world solutions and efficiencies in their supply chains.
Claire Malcolmson is the General Manager of eCommerce parcels at Toll Group Australia. Claire has a strong industry background in working with retail customers in international and domestic parcel services, and end to end supply chain practices. Claire has a passion for working with retailers in the ecommerce market to create more efficient supply chains that drive customer experience via consumer delivery choice. Claire is responsible for Toll Group’s eCommerce strategy, product development, solution design, marketing and customer facing consultation as an industry leader in the retail segment.
David McLean is the founder and CEO of leading agnostic Australian parcel collection network, Hubbed. David funded Hubbed in 2014 after more than 20 years’ experience in the finance and technology industries, working at organisations including Microsoft, Datacom and UBS. He has since grown Hubbed to a network of 2000-plus Australian locations including major retail and service station chains that have managed parcels for carriers such as Toll, Couriers Please, DHL, FedEx, TNT, UPS and Sendle.
Laurence Jones is a qualified engineer with over 40 years experience. His skill areas include general management, operations, maintenance, design, construction, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, industrial relations, safety, environment, risk assessment and auditing. He joined the TT Club in December 2006 as Director Global Risk Assessment. His role in the TT Club covers internal advice and support in underwriting decisions and claims assessment, and externally he works proactively with clients and industry to identify areas where risks may be reduced.
My Therese Blank
My Therese Blank joined the Maersk International Management Trainee Program in Sweden in 2006 and has an extensive experience in the Shipping and Logistics Industry across Europe & and Asia Pacific. She has held several senior leadership roles within Maersk, including Owners Representative and Country Manager in Myanmar, responsible for the establishment of Maersk’s shipping activities in the country in 2013. My returned to New Zealand in 2014 as Key Account Manager for Kiwi logistics provider Kotahi, one of the company’s largest accounts globally. She joined the Oceania Area Leadership Team as Sales and Country Director of Maersk Line Australia in 2017, based in Sydney. Following the integration of Maersk Ocean and Logistics products in 2018, My was promoted to Area Customer Service Director for Maersk Oceania, responsible for the product integration and service delivery across Maersk’s Ocean and Logistics activities. On October 1st 2020, My joined the Asia Pacific Regional Ocean Management team as Head of Oceania Market with overall responsibility for the Maersk Group’s Ocean business in Oceania, covering both Maersk and Hamburg Sud brands. My holds a master’s degree in business and economics from Uppsala University Sweden.
Pas Tomasiello has been with intralogistics innovator, Dematic, for over 20 years, and has been responsible for the design and development of some of the leading order fulfilment and logistics systems projects in the Asia Pacific region. Pas’ diverse career spans over 30 years in engineering, project management, business management and consulting fields. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of New South Wales, he went on to complete a Master of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney. Pas’ diverse background and experience enable him to examine issues through different disciplines – both technical and managerial – providing a unique insight into critical issues facing business today
Paul Soong is the Regional Director of BluJay Solutions ANZ with more than 25 years’ experience in Information Technology. Experienced in multiple industries including Transportation and Logistics, Finance and Manufacturing, Paul focuses on software solutions for enterprise accounts, channels management in applications, mobility and business intelligence and business continuity, with local and multinational IT vendors, coupled with experience with working within the partner community.
Peter van Duyn
Peter is the Managing Director of Espero Logistics Solutions and works as a Maritime Logistics Expert at the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Peter has project managed several logistics chain studies for port authorities in Australia. He has written a number media articles and provided commentary on port privatisation, stevedoring operations and port planning. He has provided expert advice to port authorities, government agencies and publicly listed logistics companies.
Sal became Chief Executive Officer of the NHVR in May 2014, bringing extensive knowledge of heavy vehicle regulation to the role. He also has broad experience across state and local government, having held senior leadership roles in transport and logistics, land use, transport and strategic planning, and has worked closely with industry and stakeholders to deliver an efficient and effective transport system and improved supply chain outcomes.
ANL’s Chief Executive Officer Shane Walden holds a strong focus on sustainability and seeks to lead sustainable change industry-wide across Oceania. As part of the CMA CGM Group, ANL looks to capitalize on the three pillars of Acting for People, Planet and Responsible Trade with several initiatives surrounding climate action, biodiversity and alternate fuels to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Overseeing the Commercial division with a focus on Business Development and Property, Shaun’s experience in global freight and logistics brings valuable knowledge and insights to the Port’s commercial operations. Shaun’s past roles include at Linfox as General Manager Commercial Projects, and 18 years at Toll Group, where he held a variety of roles across the group, including Global Head – Automotive & Industrials and Executive General Manager – Intermodal. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Accounting and postgraduate qualifications from Melbourne Business School and Harvard Business School as well as being a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Stephen heads up the Marine Fuels and Lubricants business unit at Viva Energy Australia Pty Ltd. Viva Energy is the largest manufacturer and supplier of fuels to the Marine industry in Australia. Stephen joined Shell Australia (now Viva Energy) in 2006 as International Marine Fuels Sales Manager for Oceania following 17 years with the Australian National Line (ANL) where he held various commercial management and business development roles, based in Australia, Asia and the USA. He holds an MBA (Hons) from Deakin University.
Stewart Lammin was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Flinders Port Holdings in March 2018. Stewart was the General Manager of Flinders Ports for six years and was responsible for the overall performance of the Ports business. Stewart is a highly experienced ports industry professional with over 35 years in the sector. He started his career at shipbroking house, Simpson Spence and Young in Sydney and later spent 15 years with Hamburg Süd in various roles across the country.
Stuart holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. He is also a PhD candidate at University of Melbourne researching safety assurance for automated driving systems. Stuart has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive and transport sectors, including executive leadership roles at VicRoads, Austroads and Transport for Victoria.
Vanessa Holben has been with the Department of Home Affairs and the Australian Border Force (ABF) since October 2015. In March this year she was appointed to the role of Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs. Vanessa is also the Group Manager of Customs Group, which is responsible for ensuring Australia’s customs and border policy settings allow for the unimpeded movement of legitimate goods across the border, and preventing prohibited goods from entering Australia.
Her team also leads Australia’s whole-of-government response to modern slavery and human trafficking, including in respect of supply chains and criminal justice. Prior to returning to the ABF, Vanessa led the National Coordination Mechanism within the Department of Home Affairs, which looked after the national (non-health-related) measures in response to COVID-19. This required significant engagement with Federal, State and Territory governments, industry and the private sector. Vanessa has also held the role of First Assistant Secretary for the Aviation and Maritime Security Division within the Department of Home Affairs —the security regulator for the aviation, maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors. In this role, Vanessa was responsible for providing advice and assurance to Government on transport security policy, regulation, compliance and practice. Vanessa is committed to working closely with industry stakeholders to deliver outcomes that promote economic prosperity as well as ensuring community protection.
Zoran Kostadinoski is the Head of Border and Biosecurity at the Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Inc (CBFCA). The CBFCA functions as a peak national industry association and the influential voice for customs brokers, international freight forwarders and other associated entities concerned with international trade.