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Our Leadership
Team

Our leadership team drive our strategy and guide our vision and values to ensure we continue to lead the way together.

Our leadership structure comprises The Board of Directors consisting of a Non-Executive Chairman, one Executive Director (CEO and Managing Director) and four Non-Executive Directors, and an Executive Leadership Team who are responsible for running the business and formulating the business strategy.

Board of Directors

The Pact Board recognises the importance of good corporate governance and its role in ensuring the accountability of the Board and management to shareholders.

The Board is highly skilled to ensure that the Company and its subsidiaries (Group) are properly managed to protect and enhance shareholder interests and that the Company, its Directors, officers and employees operate in an appropriate environment of corporate governance.

The Board comprises of a Non-Executive Chairman, one Executive Director (CEO and Managing Director) and four Independent Non-Executive Directors.

Raphael Geminder
Raphael Geminder

Non-Executive Chairman

Raphael Geminder
Non-Executive Chairman

Background:

Member of the Board since 19 October 2010.

Member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee.

Raphael Geminder founded Pact in 2002. Prior to founding Pact, Raphael was the co-founder and Chairman of Visy Recycling, growing it into the largest recycling company in Australia. Raphael was appointed Victoria’s first Honorary Consul to the Republic of South Africa in July 2006. He also holds a number of other advisory and Board positions.

Education: Raphael holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Syracuse University, New York.

Other current directorships: Director of several other private companies.

Sanjay Dayal
Sanjay Dayal

Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

Sanjay Dayal
Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

Background:

Member of the Board since 3 April 2019

Sanjay joined Pact Group from BlueScope Steel where he held the position of Chief Executive, Building Products, Corporate Strategy and Innovation. This followed several other senior positions in Asia and Australia over a nine year period with the company. Prior to BlueScope, Sanjay had a very successful career with Orica and ICI, including Regional General Manager for Manufacturing and Supply Chain and General Manager for the DynoNobel Integration, based out of London.

Sanjay holds a Bachelor of Technology (Chemical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi.

Lyndsey Cattermole AM
Lyndsey Cattermole AM

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lyndsey Cattermole AM
Independent Non-Executive Director

Background:

Member of the Board since 26 November 2013
Member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (from 1 July 2019 to 14 August 2019)
Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (from 15 August 2019 to 1 September 2020)

Lyndsey founded Aspect Computing Pty Limited and remained as Managing Director from 1974 to 2001, before selling the business to KAZ Group Limited, where she served as a Director from 2001 to 2004. Lyndsey has held many board and membership positions including with the Committee for Melbourne, the Prime Minister's Science and Engineering Council, the Australian Information Industries Association, the Victorian Premier’s Round Table and the Women’s and Children’s Health Care Network.

Lyndsey holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society.

Other current directorships:
Director of Wellness and Beauty Solutions Limited, Non-Executive Director of Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Ltd, and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and several private companies.

Carmen Chua
Carmen Chua

Independent Non-Executive Director

Carmen Chua
Independent Non-Executive Director

Background:

Member of the Board since 1 September 2018
Member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee (from 1 September 2020)

Carmen is based in Hong Kong and has broad base management experience in the packaging and material science industry. Carmen was most recently the Chief Marketing Officer of the Resins and Functional Material business for Royal DSM. Previously she held the positions of President for Laird PLC and VP/GM of Materials Group at Avery Dennison Corporation. Carmen has also held leadership positions across sales, marketing and business development with organisations such as Worldmark, Dell and Adampak.

Carmen has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from University Science Malaysia, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth, UK and Advanced Management Program from Wharton School of Business.

Jonathan Ling
Jonathan Ling

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jonathan Ling
Independent Non-Executive Director

Background:

Member of the Board since 28 April 2014
Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee (from 1 September 2020)
Chair of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee (from 15 August 2019 to 12 August 2020)
Member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee (1 September 2020)

Jonathan has extensive experience in complex manufacturing businesses. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of GUD Holdings Limited from 2013 to 2018, and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Fletcher Building Limited during the period 2006 to 2012. He also held leadership roles with Nylex, Visy and Pacifica.

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Other current directorships:
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Pro Pac Packaging Ltd, and Non-executive Director and Chairman of Planet Innovation Ltd.  Is also a Director of several private companies.

Michael Wachtel
Michael Wachtel

Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Wachtel
Independent Non-Executive Director

Background:

Member of the Board since 21 April 2020
Member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee (from 21 April 2020)
Chair of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee (from 18 August 2020)

Michael brings a strong professional background and extensive global experience in governance, risk management, finance and complex international transactions to the role. Through his Future Fund Board role he has a deep involvement in global markets and monetary policy trends. Michael has previously held a number of leadership roles in professional services organisations, including as Chair (Asia Pacific and Oceania) of EY.

Michael has Bachelors of Commerce and Law from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics. Michael completed the Harvard Business School Executive Program in 2011 and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Other current directorships:
Michael is currently a Board member of Future Fund, Seek Limited and St Vincent’s Medical Research Institute.

Jonathon West
Jonathon West

Company Secretary

Jonathon West
Company Secretary

Background:

Jonathon West was appointed to the positions of General Counsel and Company Secretary as well as Head of Corporate Development of Pact on 1 June 2016.

Prior to this appointment, Jonathon was most recently at Goodman Fielder Limited where he held a variety of roles over a 10 year period, including Group Strategy and Corporate Development Officer, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary and Group Commercial Director. Prior to that Jonathon worked in both private practice and industry in Australia and the UK, including with Burns Philp Limited, Sportal.com, AOL Europe, Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills.

Jonathon holds Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Melbourne.

Executive Team

Pact’s highly experienced Executive Team is focussed on finding ways to improve performance and profitability.
Sanjay Dayal
Sanjay Dayal

Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

Paul Washer
Paul Washer

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Beilby
Greg Beilby

Executive General Manager: Contract Manufacturing

Douglas Cohen
Douglas Cohen

Executive General Manager: Asia

Camillo Colombo
Camillo Colombo

Executive General Manager: Pact Retail Accessories

Simon Cowl
Simon Cowl

Executive General Manager: People & Culture

Eric Kjestrup
Eric Kjestrup

Executive General Manager: Pact Packaging (New Zealand)

Siobhan McCrory
Siobhan McCrory

Executive General Manager: Sales, Marketing & Innovation

Andrea Pidcock
Andrea Pidcock

Executive General Manager: Pact Packaging (Australia)

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

Executive General Manager: Pact Recycling & Demand Creation

Rahul Teotia
Rahul Teotia

Executive General Manager: Procurement & Supply Chain

Wayne Williams
Wayne Williams

Executive General Manager: Pact Reuse (Supply Chain, Infrastructure and Environmental Solutions)