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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 two 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 five 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 Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Raphael 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 several other advisory and board positions.

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

Other directorships:
Raphael is a director of several 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 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.

Carmen Chua
Carmen Chua

Independent Non-Executive Director

Carmen Chua
Independent Non-Executive Director

Background:

Member of the Board since 1 September 2018
Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee

Carmen is based in Hong Kong and has broad base management experience in the packaging and material science industry. Carmen is currently the Corporate Vice President of Henkel, heading their global electronics SBU. Prior to that, Carmen led the global powder resins business of Covestro, was the Chief Marketing Officer of the Resins and Functional Material business for Royal DSM, President for Laird PLC and VP/GM of Materials Group at Avery Dennison. Carmen has also held leadership positions across sales, marketing and business development with organisations such as Worldmark and Dell Computer.

Carmen holds 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.

Other directorships:
Carmen is a director of a private company.

Michael Wachtel
Michael Wachtel

Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Wachtel
Independent Non-Executive Director

Background:

Member of the Board since 21 April 2020
Chair of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

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 a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics. Michael has completed the Harvard Business School Executive Program, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Certified Tax Advisor.

Other directorships:
Michael is currently a director of Future Fund, SEEK Limited and St Vincent’s Medical Research Institute.

Kathryn de Bont
Kathryn de Bont

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Kathryn de Bont
General Counsel & Company Secretary

Background:

Kathryn was appointed to the positions of General Counsel and Company Secretary on 1 June 2022.

Kathryn has been part of the legal team at Pact since November 2018. Prior to this, Kathryn worked in legal and governance roles in both private practice and industry, including with Sodexo, Programmed Maintenance Services Limited, Skilled Group Limited, Visy and Ashurst.

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University.

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

Douglas Cohen
Douglas Cohen

Executive General Manager: Pact Packaging Australia & Asia

Camillo Colombo
Camillo Colombo

Executive General Manager: Pact Retail Accessories

Simon Cowl
Simon Cowl

Executive General Manager: People & Culture

Gavin Garland
Gavin Garland

Executive General Manager: Contact Manufacturing

Carolyn Ireland
Carolyn Ireland

General Manager: Investor Relations

Eric Kjestrup
Eric Kjestrup

Executive General Manager: Pact Packaging (New Zealand)

Stephen Loh
Stephen Loh

Executive General Manager: Supply Chain

Siobhan McCrory
Siobhan McCrory

Executive General Manager: Sales, Marketing & Innovation

Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

Executive General Manager: Pact Recycling & Demand Creation

Jonathon West
Jonathon West

Executive General Manager: Strategy & Joint Ventures

Wayne Williams
Wayne Williams

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