With over 60 years in the packaging industry, Des has no peer in terms of his extensive market and technical experience.
He remains actively involved in the company, ensuring his personal promise of being a true packaging partner for our valued customers is sustained through the company’s broad product offerings, high levels of technical expertise and consistently reliable customer service.
Craig brings a depth of experience in business leadership and a strong global perspective having been based in Australia, USA and Canada, and in leading international teams across all major developed and emerging mining markets around the world including Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and CIS.
Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK with PwC, Mike spent the next 6 years in Mergers & Acquisitions, leading over 20 completed M&A transactions (both buy and sell-side) across a wide range of businesses and sectors. In 2011, Mike joined ASX-listed feed manufacturer Ridley Corporation as Head of Strategy, and enjoyed 8 years on the Executive Team at Ridley in total, also serving as GM Corporate Services, managing the Treasury, IT, HR and HSE functions.
As CFO, Pope Packaging’s unique global footprint and strong growth outlook will allow Mike to leverage his combined financial and strategic expertise to maintain a first-class Finance function, and also deliver the next phase of growth in the Pope story.
Over this time she has leveraged her strong financial and supply chain management background with a proven capability in strategic sourcing, logistics management, change management and continuous improvement. Karen played a prominent role in the start-up of the first aluminium beverage can manufacturing facility in South Africa.
Currently Karen has responsibility for managing the global supply network of the Pope Packaging textiles division to align with the overall company strategy.
Over the last 10 years with Pope Packaging, Matthew has played a key role in developing the papersack division into a major supplier of Multiwall papersacks to the Australian market. This was achieved through the introduction of LEAN manufacturing principles and having the site accredited in ISO 9001 , ISO 14001 and HACCP.
In 2015, Matthew was the developer and implementer of a new innovative papersack – Enviro Barrier – that went on to win three major Australian packaging industry awards, including ‘Australia’s Most Innovation Product’. Enviro Barrier also won an international packaging award in the same year.
Specialising in change management, Liam understands that high quality, low costs and customer satisfaction are non-negotiable principles in a competitive high-performance production environment.
Excited by the challenge of continuous improvement, Liam builds high performing teams to deliver Pope’s commitment to service, quality and customer satisfaction.
Packaging has been a strong theme in Tammy’s 25 year career. She has worked with companies including Bunzl, Multivac, SCS Plastics and the PACT group. Tammy has hands-on experience with a number of substrates and manufacturing processes across a wide range of industries.
Customer focused and process driven, Tammy has held senior management positions in manufacturing, supply chain, sales and business development.
Packaging has provided the opportunity to travel and partner with some of the best manufacturers in the world, providing first-hand experience in continuous improvement and global best practice.
Currently he is managing Pope’s Western Australia side of operations, focusing on expanding the already strong Pope brand.
After many years of managing his own business in the retail sector, Darren knows the importance of customer satisfaction and building relationships with clients.
Scott has responsibility for managing the New Zealand business of Pope Packaging with a strong view to align the New Zealand business with the overall company strategy.
Plastipak Lanka (Pvt) Ltd is the largest manufacturing operation within the Pope Group with 600 employees. Charith’s role is to lead the company and align it with Pope’s corporate strategy.
Charith is an exceptional find in this industry. He has an impressive record in the field of financial management, human resources management, and sales and operational management.
He has extensive knowledge in the FIBC and flexible packaging industries with long standing clients such as Connell Rice & Sugar, ADM, and Freeport-McMoran.