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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2007-08
ExEcutivE tEam CRAIG WELSH CHIEF EXECuTIVE OFFICER Craig Welsh was appointed as CEO to position AWI and the Australian wool industry within the global apparel market place. The company has advanced into the business of marketing its post-farm innovations to its global business partners and Craig, with his business and marketing experience, will continue to drive this strategy to the benefit of Australian woolgrowers. Craig has extensive executive experience covering wholesale, retail, research and development, supply chain, mergers and acquisitions. In 1986, Craig joined Puma Australia, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become National Marketing Manager. In 1999 he was approached to be the CEO of Clarks Shoes and in 2001 was appointed as Group General Manager of the Colorado Group’s Dianna Ferrari, Jag and DKNY divisions. Prior to his appointment at AWI, he was most recently the General Manager of Marketing for Myer Stores Limited. LES TARG DEPuTY CHIEF EXECuTIVE OFFICER AND COMPANY SECRETARY Les Targ is responsible for developing and implementing the AWI corporate services of legal, contracting, IP management, company secretarial and human resources. Since April 2008, Les is also responsible for the team developing alternatives to mulesing. Les has 25 years of senior management experience as a company director, CEO and senior executive. Prior to joining AWI, Les held senior executive positions in the Australian defence and aerospace industries, including ten years with ADI Limited, a high technology defence systems and engineering company. JAMES BARRY CA, BBS (HONS) GENERAL MANAGER FINANCE James Barry manages the company’s Finance division and is also responsible for the corporate services of audit, risk management and IT. James has twenty years experience in commercial accounting and six years in Audit and Risk Management with Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has worked in diverse industries such as retail, management consultancy and pharmaceuticals and held ultimate responsibility for the Finance function within Australia for Tie Rack, The University Co- operative Bookshop and across Asia for Galderma (a Nestlé/L’Oréal JV) and Kepner Tregoe a US Management Consultancy. James’s family has been in the livestock industry for several generations. MATTHEW FLuGGE BBuS, GRAD CERT SuST AG GENERAL MANAGER CORPORATE AFFAIRS Matthew Flugge manages the Corporate Affairs portfolio, responsible for corporate and online communications and industry and government relations. Prior to his appointment as General Manager in February 2005, Matthew was with AWI for two years undertaking the role of Industry and Government Relations Manager. Before joining AWI, Matthew was Executive Director of the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Pastoral Group, with responsibility for industry and government matters relating to the wool, cattle, sheepmeat and goat industries across Victoria and Australia. Matthew has also had extensive experience in agricultural policy and industry initiatives and has held senior positions with the WA Minister for Agriculture and the WA Department of Agriculture. Lu HOGAN BACHELOR AGRICuLTuRAL SCIENCE (1ST CLASS HONOuRS) (uNIVERSITY OF MELBOuRNE) GENERAL MANAGER WOOL PRODuCTION DAVID YARDLEY BEC, EMBA GENERAL MANAGER GLOBALMARKETING Lu Hogan oversees the Wool Production portfolio which includes managing AWI investments in wool harvesting, pastures, animal health, genomics, environmental management, pests, weeds, education, training and the Falkiner Memorial Field Station. Prior to her appointment as General Manager in June 2008, Lu held the position of interim General Manager from January 2008. Lu was previously the AWI Program Manager for Sustainable Production Systems. For 20 years prior to joining AWI in 2002, Lu was a partner and manager of a family farming operation at Hay, NSW – a fully diversified agribusiness producing wool and Merino sheep, beef, lamb and irrigated crops. Previously, Lu held economic and policy research positions at CSIRO and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in Victoria. David Yardley is responsible for the global management of AWI’s brand portfolio and supporting the key account management teams in each region to deliver our service promise. David has over 20 years experience in the consumer goods industry. Prior to joining AWI in July 2008, David held roles ranging from brand manager to General Manager Marketing in companies such as Unilever, Fosters Group and Coca-Cola. David brings to AWI an extensive knowledge of consumer insight driven brand management and innovation. REGiONaL GENERaL maNaGERS NAGY BENSID ESCP/EAP PARIS BuSINESS SCHOOL REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER EuROPE Based in Paris, Nagy Bensid is responsible for building our capability through Europe to increase the demand for Australian Merino wool. Nagy has extensive experience in the textile industry working for large European companies that specialise in the trading and processing of wool and so brings to AWI key relationships with European spinners, technical knowledge and appreciation of wool along with solid strategic and people management skills. Prior to joining AWI, Nagy was the Managing Director, Wool Division, of Chargeurs, an international textile group listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, and more recently of the Dewavrin group, a European company whose HQ is based in the north of France. EDWIN NAzARIO BuSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MARKETING - QuEENS COLLEGE, NEW YORK REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER AMERICAS Based in New York, Edwin Nazario is responsible for marketing post-farm innovations to increase the demand for Australian Merino wool throughout the Americas by developing strategic alliances and building relations among regional partners. Edwin has over 20 years of experience in the distribution, production and strategic development of luxury apparel for men and women. Prior to joining AWI, Edwin was President of ENF Corporation where he oversaw all aspects of operations and fiscal management including sales and marketing. Edwin has served as President of North American Fashion Group, Vice President of sales and marketing for GFT Mexico – a subsidiary of Gruppo GFT Italy, and National Sales Director for the Giorgio Armani Division of GFT Canada. Previous experience includes account management for Giorgio Armani Fashion Corp USA. PASCAL SENKOFF REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER ASIA Based in Tokyo, Pascal Senkoff is responsible for building our capability through Asia to increase the demand for Australian Merino wool. Prior to his appointment as Regional General Manager, Pascal was the Apparel Product Development and Marketing Manager based in AWI Sydney. Pascal has 17 years experience in the wool textile trade and prior to joining AWI was Greater China General Manager for Chargeurs wool. He was responsible for industrial and trading activities for a region that included Greater China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, India and Australia. Prior to working in China, Pascal was based at Chargeurs in Japan, where he was responsible for starting up the Chargeurs Interlining business. AWI 07/08 ANNUAL 23
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