The affairs of the Association are directed by an Executive Committee consisting of the President of the Association, the Vice-President, and six other members, all of whom are elected by the voting members of the Association.

The Executive Committee is the governing body the Association and will operate within the constitution, by-laws, regulations, laws, and other applicable policies to conduct the affairs of the association. Positions and duties of the executive committee are defined in the Associations rules and bylaws.

The Appita Executive Committee comprises members from the corporate sector of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and packaging industry.


Executive Committee Members

Stephen Parkinson

President Stephen Parkinson
Projects & Innovation Manager, ABBE

Terry MacDonald

Vice President -Terry McDonald
National Quality Manager
Visy Paper, Australia

Vesna Milunovic

Immediate Past President
Vesna Milunovic

Technical Product Development Manager, Visy Pulp and Paper



Gil Garnier
Director, Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University

O CONNOR Matthew

Matthew O’Connor
Pulp & Paper Process Specialist,
Norske Skog Albury, NSW

Piers Pettit

Pier Pettit
Principal, Enviroprocess Pty Ltd

Joe Tascone

Joe Tascone
Product &Technical Support Director
Norske Skog (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Australia

Baden Wass

Baden Wass
Technical Account Manager, Manildra Group

Paul Watson

Paul Watson
Technical Services Manager Oji Fibre Solutions Kinleith and Tasman mills