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.
Originating from an auditing background in a Chartered Accounting firm, before then progressing to an Import & Administrative management position with PrixCar Services Pty Ltd, then joining Pope Packaging in a Finance and administration role. Ashley has progressed through the business in all areas, having managed the Flexibles Division, Laminates Division, Melbourne site and also extensive work in the implementation of company wide systems and processes.
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.
Excited by the challenge of continuous improvement Liam develops high performing teams to deliver Popes commitment to service, quality and customer satisfaction.
He has been factory trained in FIBC design and industrial use.
Currently he is managing the growing Pope Queensland Textile operation. Other responsibilities include strategic FIBC overseas sourcing, FIBC factory audit and training company employees.
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.