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Neil Ainslie MAIP
Director,  NAA Enterprises Pty Ltd
Location: Adelaide based / International and Australia wide.
Email: neil@neilainslie.com

Phone: +61 (0) 409 863 496
Website: www.neilainslie.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-a-3b94b217

Wechat id: neilainslie

Area of Expertise: More than 35 years’ experience in technical, design, production, thin-wall plastic packaging, extrusion, moulding, labelling and Heat transfer decoration.  Management, sales & marketing of packaging. Local and Overseas sourcing. Passionate about packaging technology & trends, innovation, sustainable materials along with waste management (recycling education) production performance. Knowlegdeable in start up operations, importing and shipping , warehousing & transport, Quality, FMCG and HACCP.

Christopher Bell MAIP
Director, Beltrim Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne – Work area:
Australia and Globally.
Email:   bell_5@bigpond.com

Phone: +61 (0) 413 270 318

Area of Expertise: 

  • Metal Packaging covering NPD , R&D, New plant start – ups and Commissioning (16in All), Material and Product specification on all Beverage ,Food and General purpose Products in 2 and 3 piece cans
  • Coordinate global project on tinplate with many international partner companies covering all functional and food contact conditions.
  • Project managing plant removals and equipment sales – past 5 years.
  • Prepare and Project manage R&D proposal on Products, Materials and Processes under Australian Tax laws.
  • Expertise in the  investigation of customer claims, Quality , material cost reduction programs focused on sustainability, Environmental Works approvals of Equipment and Packaging Covenant.

Pippa Corry MAIP
Founder & Director, philo & co Pty Ltd

Location: Australia and Worldwide
Email: pippa@philoand.co
Mob: +61 (0) 422 258 045
Web: www.philoand.co

About Pippa: 

Pippa is a certified circular economy consultant; she holds a BSc in Product Design and over 13 years’ experience in industry working with globally recognised brands and top-tier design agencies. In addition to Pippa’s AIP membership, her accreditations and partnerships include:

  • APCO Member and Design Working Group participant
  • PIDA Young Packaging Professional of the Year Finalist in 2023
  • Guest Lecturer to the UNSW

Pippa regularly speaks at industry forums such as Circularity, AGDA and AIP and provides holistic strategies that not only improve resource use and reduce waste but incorporate broader sustainability aspects.

Area of Expertise:
Philo & co translate complex sustainability challenges into innovative, actionable programs across packaging design, brand strategy and communication. We offer several dedicated strategies bespoke to the needs of FMCG brands and design agencies as well as tailored advisory that offers agile, strategic expertise including:

  • Packaging design review & recommendations
  • Packaging impact and recyclability analysis
  • APCO compliance and PREP assessment
  • Circular packaging ideation & innovation workshops
  • Packaging legislation compliance
  • Sustainability positioning & messaging
  • Sustainability claims reviews & recommendations
  • Supplier guidelines & industry engagement
  • Thought leadership & team training

Clients include: Bulla, Yates, UNSW, Peggy Sue, Co-Partnership, Thirst Craft

Renata Daudt AAIP
Sustainable Packaging Consultant, AWEN Consulting
Location: Australia and Worldwide

Email: awen@awenconsulting.com
Mob: +61 (0) 403 912 721
Web: www.awenconsulting.com

About Renata:
Renata’s professional experience has shown her the worst – and the best – of recycling and waste management around the globe. She holds multiple degrees in packaging materials engineering, and has over a decade of experience working for large corporates in 15 countries. This includes Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Germany, India, China, Russia and Europe. Renata has worked extensively with paper, plastic and ink and understands the ideal way to process raw materials so they function effectively but impact lightly on the environment.Through AWEN, she educates and empowers business leaders to make innovative, powerful, informed and sustainable choices that protect nature

Area of Expertise:
Many business owners are surprised to learn that waste materials are not treated equally around the world.
Each country has different laws, recommendations, recycling facilities and capabilities to treat different waste materials. There are even regional differences within Australia and New Zealand. This makes it even more complicated to select the best sustainable packaging for your needs. As a packaging specialist, AWEN is a trusted consultant to small and medium-sized businesses in Australia and New Zealand. We have a working knowledge of which materials can be recycled or fed back into productive use in these countries. We also have strong relationships with a wide range of sustainable designers and suppliers.

Chris Feddersen, MSc, BAppSc, MAIP
Managing Director, PackEng
Location: Melbourne based / Australia wide.
Email: chris@packeng.com.au

Web: www.packeng.com.au
LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/chris-feddersen-60b29862
WeChat ID: Feddersen

Area of Expertise: More than 20 years’ experience in technical, production, fibre packaging and marketing of packaging. Passionate about packaging technology, innovation, waste management (recycling education) and production performance. Knowledgeable in Dangerous Goods transport, auditing, NATA, GMP, FMCG, HACCP, supply chain, traceability, cold supply chain,Project Management and Business Development.


Dean Gianni MAIP
Owner,  Flexible World
Location: Adelaide based / International and Australia wide.
Email:   dean@flexibleworld.com.au

Phone: +61 (0) 473 613 003
Web: www.flexibleworld.com.au

Area of Expertise:
Over 32 years of experience owning and running my own business involved in the technical design, production and sales of flexible plastics, poly-coated papers, lamination and MAP speciality films for the fresh produce industry.

  • Specialist in sales and marketing of products locally and internationally.
  • Sourcing materials locally and internationally.
  • Passionately visiting trade shows in Europe,Africa and the East looking for new products and trends such as innovative sustainable materials that reduce waste to landfills.
  • Guiding customers to invest in the right equipment for the right product.
  • Material cost reduction and replacement.
  • Relocating factories with the right layout to optimise workflow.
  • Implementing BRC quality systems.

Michael Grima MAIP
Founder, QDesign Enterprises
Location: Global
Web: www.qdesignenterprises.com

Area of Expertise: 23 years experience in Design, NPD management, Business Development and Strategy across manufacturing, consultancy and brand owner industries. Major clients include Mondelez, Heinz, Unilever, Lion Dairy Drinks, Diageo, Kambrook, Cryovac Sealed Air, Fonterra Brands, Mars and Ansell which resulted in over 150 new products delivered to market and various awards won both locally and abroad.

Noel Havill NZIM (Cert Sup), MAIP
Consultant, Havill PackPrint Developments Pty Ltd
Location: Australia wide & New Zealand
Web: www.havill.com.au

Area of Expertise: More than 40 years packaging and printing industry experience, specialising in Folding Carton, Litho-Laminate and Corrugated Packaging. Point-of-Sale, Shelf-Ready Packaging. Marketing & Promotional Printing; Large Format, Digital, Offset, Flexographic and Labels. Expertise also in developing Contract Packing and Product Co-Manufacturing arrangement. Extensive Domestic and International Pack and Print Resourcing.

Janette Hughes, AAIP
QA Implementer | Melbourne Quality Assurance
Location: Based in Melbourne; service to all of Australia
Email: janette@melbourneqa.com
Mob: 0466 377 371
Web: www.melbourneqa.com

About Janette:
Although involved in the food manufacturing industry for over twenty years, it is Janette’s twelve years as a Business Manager that had given pursuit to Food Safety and Quality Assurance.  With a degree in Business Management, a diploma in Food Industry Quality Assurance Management, a certificate in Food Science, and Lead Auditing qualifications, it is these traits that are predominately implemented into our client’s businesses.

Janette has assisted companies with improving their systems and processes by developing and implementing management policies and procedures and training staff members on these improvements.

Area of Expertise:

  • Development, Implementation and Management of Food Act, PrimeSafe, HACCP, and GFSI food safety programs
  • Internal Auditing of food safety systems alongside local and international standards

Helen Lewis PhD FAIP
Consultant, Helen Lewis Research
Location: Australia

Email: helen@helenlewisresearch.com.au
Website: www.helenlewisresearch.com.au
Mobile: +61 (0) 419 010 158
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helentlewis/

Areas of Expertise: Packaging and product stewardship including:

  • Corporate strategies for packaging sustainability including material choices, design, sustainability, environmental claims, and end-of-life management
  • Packaging and product stewardship regulations within Australia and globally
  • Compliance with the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) and the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines

Gail Macleod MAIP, Business Analytics UCT, Digital Marketing UCT, Business Management WITS, Graphic Design UJ.
Consultant, Macleodglba
Location: Australia, Global
Website: www.macleodglba.com

Email: gailm@macleodglba.com.au

Area of Expertise: A veteran with over three decades of experience and over 5000 packaging projects, bridging manufacturer and brand owner capabilities with innovation, design intent, brand identity and strategy.

Services include: White Space, Consumer Trends, Business Objectives, Brand Creation, Strategy, Research and Development, Brand and Packaging Design, Packaging Engineering and Architecture to include digital and sustainable launches, e-commerce and retailer relevant packaging with implementation when relevant through eight regional global/local teams to conceive excellence in fit for purpose design that can work at scale.

Emanuel Mazzucco MAIP
Director, Mela Creative Pty Ltd
Location: Sydney, Australia
Email: emanuel@melacreative.com.au
Phone: +61 (2) 9557 6699
Mobile: +61 (0) 419 222 229
Website: melacreative.com.au
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emanuel-mazzucco/

Area of Expertise: Director and founder of Mela Creative, a packaging design agency in Sydney, established in 1992. Emanuel has over 30 years experience as a packaging designer and leads a team of Australian graphic designers that push the creative edge in packaging design. He works with clients to turn their product knowledge and marketing strategy into a brand and into packaging designs that have impact on the shelf. Services include branding, packaging design, POS, print and digital marketing. He has worked with clients in hardware, automotive, FMCG and retail.
Major brands include Coca-Cola, Rexona, Buildex, Lane, Zenith, Castrol, BP and Sandhurst Fine Foods.

Ron Mines FAIP
Director, RM Boxology Pty Ltd
Location: Australasia
Email: boxologist.ron@gmail.com
Web: www.boxologist.com.au

Area of Expertise: Corrugated boxes, paper, FMCG unitising & palletising, WHS, APC.

*FMCG unitising & palletising refer Aussie Pack’n’ship

Specialised training programs, based upon your systems for quality, health and safety and environment. On-site product quality compliance for corrugated boxes, is another area in which I specialise. I am a qualified Cert. IV Assessment and Workplace Trainer.

Ralph Moyle FAIP CPP
Consultant, Packaging Solutions with Ralph Moyle Pty. Ltd.
Location: Melbourne
Email: ralph.moyle2@gmail.com
Phone: 0400 083 003
Web: www.packagingsolutionswithralphmoyle.com.au

Area of Expertise: Ralph Moyle FAIP CPP is an experienced food-packaging consultant with 40 years in the food processing industry and 20 years focused on packaging. Through a unique range of senior management experiences in Packaging, Operations, Technical and Quality Assurance in large and medium FMCG businesses, Ralph has brought increased value to many organisations through the value of smarter packaging at less waste.  Ralph’s packaging knowledge has resulted in successful contemporary designs and material selections, improved shelf life, lower material costs, shorter supply chains and environmentally-friendly selections that have provided greater economic value.

Nicholas Payne MAIP
Founder, OWL
Location: Australia-wide
Website: www.theowlgroup.com.au
Linked: linkedin.com/in/nicpayne

Area of Expertise: 

OWL is a boutique packaging consultancy with a firm belief that the right packaging solution should never cost the earth. With a history of working with businesses to develop and source packaging solutions that are both functional and sustainable, we work with brands to establish the best fit for their product whilst navigating the complexities of the National Packaging Targets and the growing consumer sentiment towards sustainable packaging.

As direct liaisons between brands, packaging manufacturers, and processors, OWL can manage the entire packaging process for you. They ensure that your packaging solution meets all aesthetic and technical requirements, while also being suitable for processing and shipping on its way to the customer.

Tina Pickering MAIP
Food Technologist, Correct Food Systems
Location: Based in Newcastle NSW, work Australia-wide
Email:  tina@correctfoodsystems.com.au
Mobile: +61 (0) 404 878 362

Area of Expertise: Food Technologist with over 35 years’ experience in FMCG and healthcare industries. Have always had a strong interest in packaging with a solid background in packaging development. Strong background in Purchasing (both local and overseas) and Materials Management. Specific areas of expertise are HACCP and labelling foods to meet legislative requirements as a consultant, auditor and a trainer to the food industry. Correct Food Systems offers accredited training in Food Labelling and HACCP Implementation and non-accredited HACCP Refresher training.

Pierre Pienaar, MSc FAIP CPP
Consultant, PackTech Solutions Pty Ltd
Location: Australia and Worldwide
Email: packsol@onthenet.com.au
Mobile: +61 421 606 028
Web: www.packsol.com.au

About Pierre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6C5YrH0ZXM&t

Area of Expertise: International experience in all forms of packaging processes across all material types. Over 30 years experience in packaging design, cost reduction, problem solving, supply chain analysis, artwork management and die lines, specification preparation, packaging rationalisation. Passionate about packaging technology training. Advise on NPD management across manufacturing, consultancy and brand owner industries. Audit packaging systems on your behalf. Speciality areas include Packaging Economics, Pharmaceutical Packaging, Food Packaging, Confectionery Packaging. Have experience as legal expert witness.

Greg Roberts Dip.Pkg.Tech. FAIP CPP
Consultant, 4P Technical Services Pty Ltd
Location: Global
Web: www.4ptechservices.com.au

Area of Expertise: Global experience across all packaging material types and processes. Services include packaging design, cost reduction, trouble shooting, shelf ready, artwork management / die lines, Covenant action plans / environmental assessments, supply chain value analysis, staff development / in house training, quality systems, HACCP programs / auditing, expert witness, continuous improvement, project management.

Tony Rubenstein MAIP
Packaging Consultant, Sixone Pty Ltd
Location: Global
Phone: +61 (0) 414 300 003
Email: tony@sixone.com.au

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyrubenstein/

Area of Expertise: I am a packaging industry veteran with 33 years of practical experience across flexible packaging, manufacturing, recycling, sustainability, compliance, contract packing & NPD.

Having spent my entire career operating at the nexus of packaging, sustainability & consumer goods, I have a wealth of practical, hands-on experience in dealing with transformative packaging legislation, transition to the circular economy, sustainable packaging design, packaging sourcing, packaging commercials and packaging industry intelligence.

In a rapidly evolving landscape that puts increasing emphasis on packaging sustainability, circularity, compliance & reporting, I apply my knowledge & experience to automating & simplifying sustainable packaging action & strategy for consumer & industrial brands.

With sustainability front of mind, key aspects of this process include:
material specification, product design, materials reduction/optimisation, compliance reporting (APCO/ARL), communications strategy and packaging policy

My benchmarks for success are:
CLARIFYING obligations & opportunities relating to sustainable packaging, SIMPLIFYING internal processes & IMPROVING commercial & human ROI.

Gilad Sadan MAIP
CEO, N.A.V.I Co. Global
Location: Melbourne based / Australia wide.
Mobile: 0416 526 536
Email: gilad@navicoglobal.com
WeChat ID: G888Navico

Area of Expertise: N.A.V.I Co Global is a Fresh Produce Creative Agency based in Melbourne, Australia.

Established to provide a unique insight into the food and fresh produce industries, N.A.V.I Co Global is founded on four core principles – Network, Advice, Value and Innovation.  Their key focus is using Packaging as a marketing tool and consumer led innovations.

N.A.V.I Co Global’s edge and competitive advantage include Global trends and insights into product design, development and innovation; supply chain management; and execution of the production process – from logistics to the innovative use of food packaging.

Gilad has over fifteen years of experience in the packaging industry specialising in various packaging formats, Rigid and flexible plastics as well as cardboard and compostable packaging. He work with marketers to design products from ideation to creation. Gilad keeps his finger on the pulse of up-and-coming trends and concepts being developed around the world, and he frequently attends key industry trade fairs in Europe, Asia and in the USA and delivers keynote talks at trade fairs, conferences and industry expos covering various packaging ‘hot topics’.

Somayeh Shirdel MAIP CPP
Consultant, Re4Pack
Location: Adelaide Australia, ANZ
Email: info@re4pack.com.au
Mobile: +61 404 467 333
Web: www.re4pack.com.au

Area of Expertise: International experience in plastic part/film design for variety of packaging solutions and in specific for recyclable packaging toward reducing pressure on our environment and create a sustainable circular economy.

As a highly experienced Mechanical Engineer with extensive project management and process control experience from the Packaging/Plastics Industry I consult with organizations and can walk them through any projects from concept through to implementation. Technical skills including injection molding tool and part design with the use of 3D modelling software, sound knowledge of polymer science and plastic manufacturing processes such as injection/blow molding, profile and blown extrusion, thermal and adhesive lamination as well as part assembling and converting machines for stand up pouches, BIBs and other kind of flexible packaging formats.

I consider regulatory and compliance factors for food and pharmaceutical packaging and look worldwide for the most innovative providers of sustainable packaging and latest technologies in this sector.

My experience includes but is not limited to: NPD for different kind of fitments and closures, intelligent packaging including extruded and laminated films. Identifying fit for purpose film solutions and sourcing more effective layers and additives for achieving optimum performance in terms of high barrier properties, improved seal strength, drop height, puncture and perforation forces, tear resistance, flexibility and heat/chemical resistance. Introducing new production lines, process control, laboratory tests and quality assurance services in specific for food /aseptic packaging. General troubleshooting and problem solving, cost reduction and more.

Ian Sutton BAppSc MAIP
Director, Sutton Flexible Packaging Training
Location: Melbourne based / Australia wide.
Email: SuttonFlexTraining@bigpond.com

Area of Expertise: More than 35 years’ experience in technical, sales, and senior management in plastic raw materials and finished products and their application in the food packaging field. Experience in these areas in Australia and globally (UK, Europe, Asia, USA and South Africa).
Specialization in the training of employees at all levels of various companies in the key aspects of food packaging using flexible and semi-rigid polymers.

Daryl Thompson, MAIP, SPE, BA(Hons) Industrial Design
Director,  Human Centred Packaging Design
Location: Australia and worldwide
Company Address: 15 Charles Conder Place, Berwick, VIC 3806
Email: humandaryl@gmail.com
Mobile : +61 (0) 412 011 967
Web: https://humancentredpackagingdesign.wordpress.com/
Daryl Thompson – LinkedIn

Area of Expertise: 26 years international experience in Packaging Design, problem solving, NPD management, Business Development and Strategy for B2B and B2C clients.
Supporting manufacturers, Branding Consultants, Brand owners and Retailers. Major clients include Lion co, Fonterra, Peters, GSK, Smith & Nephew, Reckitt Benckiser, and Hotel Chocolat. 1000’s of award winning products delivered to market – generating IP assets and profitable, cost effective solutions.

Uncovering real human needs – to create – great user experiences in packaging designs that work.

Liza Vernalls MAIP
Consultant, LV Consulting
Location: Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific

Email: info@lvconsulting.org
Website: www.lvconsulting.org
Mobile: +61 (0) 436 400 781

Area of Expertise: Over 20 years’ experience in identification of packaging innovation and establishment of R&D pipelines. Cost reduction identification using my unique methodology honed over a number of years in the industry. Working with packaging suppliers to collaboratively unlock key innovation areas for development. Sustainability program development from entry level to sophisticated. Technical team mentorship to help build T-shaped capability. I am passionate about the role that packaging plays as the “silent salesman” and how to build the right attributes into the package to ensure that it is seen, but more importantly bought.

Sarah Yanez MAIP
Consultant, Totally Wrapt Packaging Ltd
Location: New Zealand – Wellington based, Lower North Island and Upper South Island.

Email: sarah@totallywrapt.co.nz
Mobile: +64 4 973 0358

Area of Expertise: Having worked as a Packaging Development Manager and Packaging Technologist in a number of large FMCG companies, Sarah has a wide range of experience including injection moulded containers, bulk bags, multiwalled bags, flow wrapping, pouches, tin cans, bottles, induction sealing, cartons, shelfready shippers, date coding, palletising and container loading. She is also able to help navigate the world of art work, printing, barcodes and material selection.