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.
He was also an Executive Director of Orica Limited until 2015.
He 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.
Beginning as a Cadet Accountant with Bradmill Textiles Alan worked his way through the ranks to Financial Controller over a 15 year career. A senior finance role with Multiflex Packaging (part of the Fine Wrap Group) and short stint with Top Cut Meats led into the role with Pope Packaging.
Strong manufacturing industry experience along with import & export exposure complements his current role. Responsible for all financial facets of the Pope Group, including payroll, IT and the international operations.
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 been major supplier of Multiwall papersacks to the Australian market 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 3 Australian Packaging awards including Australia’s packaging award for the most Innovation product. Enviro Barrier when onto winning an international packaging award in the same year.
Specialising in Change Management Liam understands that high quality, low costs and customer satisfaction are directly related and non-negotiable principles in a production environment.
Excited by the challenge of continuous improvement Liam develops high performing teams to deliver Popes commitment to service, quality and customer satisfaction.
Packaging has been a strong theme in Tammy’s working history.
With experience spanning over 25 years, she has worked with companies including Bunzl, Multivac, SCS Plastics and the PACT group.
Customer focussed and process driven, she has held senior management positions in manufacturing, supply chain, sales and business development.
Her diverse background in packaging has seen her work with a number of substrates and manufacturing processes across a wide range of industries.
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 practise.
Currently he is managing Pope’s Western Australia side of operations, focusing on expanding the already strong Pope brand.
Over this time Scott has developed a strong understanding and has lead the functions of sales and marketing, operational management and general company management. 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.
Charith is truly an exceptional find in this industry, has a professional working attitude and committed to the success of the business. He brings with him an impressive and well- rounded 8 year record in the field of Financial Management, Human Resources Management and the 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.