APCO announces 2022 board of directors

Essity Australasia executive elected to new board of directors.

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has announced its board of directors for 2022, welcoming industry leaders across a variety of critical sectors.

The organisation has elected Barry Cosier from the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) to the role of industry association director, while Fiona Baxter from Essity Australasia (Asaleo Care) has joined the board as brand owner director.

According to APCO, Cosier will be a key contributor with her broad knowledge and experience in corporate sustainability, retail, manufacturing, and government sectors.

Cosier was elected for a three year term while Baxter was elected for a term of two years which is in line with the board’s planned election rotation for directors.

In addition, Chris Foley from Kmart Group (businesses include Kmart, Target and catch.com.au) was re-elected to serve a further three year term as a brand owner director.

Following the approval of the constitutional amendments at the annual general meeting, APCO’s board will also appoint two new skills based directors each for a term of three years.

According to APCO,  this has allowed the board to retain the skills and experience of Andrew Petersen, particularly in the areas of sustainability, public policy and government/industry collaboration.

In addition, Tim Welsh has been appointed as a skills based director bringing high levels of experience in product stewardship and in particular a focus on plastic packaging in closed loop systems.

Sam Andersen, board chair, APCO, said the board has been strengthened for the benefit of the company and its members.

“We are very pleased to have retained the skills and experience of two high calibre incumbent directors, as well as welcome three new directors to our board. The quality and experience of all approved candidates was very high this year, and we thank all nominees for their time and effort, and their commitment to serving the members of APCO,” said Andersen.

“The additional skills and experience we have added to our group will serve us well over the next three years as we navigate the workings of the NEPM review, and work towards the achievement of the 2025 National Packaging Targets”.

The new board of directors were elected at APCO’s Annual General Meeting, held this week.

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