Jeanne Johns, Managing Director and CEO, Incitec Pivot
Jeanne Johns is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
of Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL), a world leading industrial explosives
and fertilisers organisation.
A global executive with more than 25 years’ experience, taking
the helm of IPL in November 2017 was a natural fit for Jeanne,
given her extensive experience running asset-based businesses
with a personal passion for safety.
During an impressive career with BP, Jeanne held various executive roles, including as President, Asian Olefins and Derivatives (China), President, BP North America Natural Gas Liquids (USA), Head of Downstream Safety and Operational Risk (UK).
Jeanne is a Founding Member of the Australian Climate Leaders Coalition; the inaugural Victoria Chair of the American Chamber
of Commerce in Australia Council of Governors and an International Fertilizers Association Executive Board member.
With a market cap of more than $5 billion, IPL has manufacturing operations in the USA, Australia, Mexico, Chile, Canada, Indonesia,
PNG and Turkey; along with joint ventures in South Africa.
IPL subsidiary Dyno Nobel is a global supplier of commercial
explosives and industrial chemicals. Incitec Pivot Fertilisers
is Australia’s largest manufacturer and supplier of fertilisers.
Jeanne has a B.S., Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude,
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio and undertaken
Executive Education Programs - MIT, Harvard, Stanford,
Cambridge and International Executive Programme, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Richard Macchiesi, General Manager | Innovation & Corporate Affairs, Visy
Richard Macchiesi has 25 years’ experience in the FMCG industry across multiple disciplines. He worked in the flavour industry developing strategic new products in Australia before heading to Chicago establishing a start up in new dairy-based technology, growing the business to over $200m in its first two years. Richard's career has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia identifying strategic alliances for new businesses, utilising a strong understanding of innovation and technology commercialisation. Richard is currently the General Manager of Corporate Affairs and Innovation at Visy working on strategic sustainable initiatives that deliver value for his clients and Visy.
David Chuter, CEO and Managing Director, IMCRC
David Chuter is CEO and Managing Director at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), based in Melbourne. David is an experienced senior executive with a strong industry record in leading strategic business growth, operational management and change in the manufacturing sector. He is passionate about local industry and creating a stronger platform for Australian manufacturing through catalysing investment in technology, innovation, collaboration and competitiveness. David has more than thirty years of international manufacturing experience, with much of this gained in the global automotive industry. David joined the IMCRC in June 2016. Prior to this, he was CEO of MHG Asia Pacific from 2014, and a member of the Futuris Automotive executive leadership team from 2001.
David is a member of Australia’s Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum, responsible for the research and innovation and digital business models workstreams. He is a Director of the CRC Association, a Director of the Australian Industry Group Centre for Education and Training, and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David holds a first-class Honours Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from the University of Bath (UK), and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Professor Bronwyn Fox, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), Swinburne University of Technology
Demonstrating sustained commitment to supporting the growth of the manufacturing industry in Australia through targeted research, Professor Fox was previously one of the founders of the Carbon Nexus facility at Deakin University, which catalysed the creation of an industrial research precinct.
Leveraging her specific knowledge of materials science and engineering, Professor Fox has built multidisciplinary teams to work with the manufacturing sector to ensure they are digitally equipped and linked into global supply chains.
Bronwyn is an internationally recognised expert on carbon fibre and composite materials and is Chair of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (Victorian Division), a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).