• Corporate structure


  • GS1 Australia is governed by an independent Board and Council, consisting of 15 representatives from various trade and industry associations, including major retailers and manufacturers.

    Our board members' diverse experiences and skills are invaluable when it comes to determining and reviewing strategy, annual operational plans and budgets, and ensuring proper audit functions and legal compliance. Their hands-on, current industry experience is vital. 

    Our board includes executives from several Australian and international companies, from a large cross-section of Australian industry associations.

    Board of Directors

      Russell Stucki                      

    Chairman

    Russell Stucki
    GS1 Australia

      Ian Dunn            

    Special Director

    Ian Dunn
    Head of Trade Relations, Woolworths Limited
    Representing: Retail Council

     
      Maria Palazzolo  

    Executive Director 

    Maria Palazzolo
    Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, GS1 Australia 


       
      Gary Dawson  



    Linda Venables                     
    Chief Logistics Officer, Supermarkets, Liquor & Convenience 
    Representing: Metcash

      Grant Enders  



    Grant Enders
    General Manager, Liquor Supply Chain, Coles
    Representing: Retail Council

      Mark Fuller  



    Mark Fuller
    Chief Operating Officer, GS1 Australia

      Ged Halstead  



    Ged Halstead
    Chief Information Officer, CH2, Clifford Hallam Healthcare
    Representing: Healthcare sector

      Jeff Maguire   



    Jeff Maguire
    Head of HR for Supply Chain and Workplace Relations,
    Coca-Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd
    Representing: Australia Food & Grocery Council

    Alastair Miller  


    Alastair Miller 
    Commercial Finance Director, 
    APAC, Accolade Wines
    Representing: Liquor Merchants Association

      Tim Piper  



    Tim Piper 
    Director Victoria, Australian Industry Group
    Representing: Australian Industry Group

      Tim Plummer  



    Tim Plummer
    Oceania Supply Chain Director, Nestlé Australia Limited
    Representing: Australian Food & Grocery Council

     

    Council members

      Michael Kilgariff                      



    Michael Kilgariff
    Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Logistics Council
    Representing: Australian Logistics Council

      Ian King  



    Ian King
    Chief Executive Officer, AUS-MEAT Ltd
    Representing: Australian Meat and Livestock Industry

      David Rogers  


    David Rogers
    National Chairman of the Supply Chain & Logistics 
    Association of Australia Ltd
    Representing: Supply Chain & Logistics
    Association of Australia Ltd

      Russell Zimmerman  



    Russell Zimmerman
    Executive Director, Australian Retailers Association
    Representing: Australian Retailers Association


    Company secretary

      Colin Barnes            



    Colin Barnes
    GS1 Australia 


    Executive management team

    Maria Palazzolo

    Maria Palazzolo 
    Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

    Maria joined GS1 Australia shortly after it was founded in 1979. During her time with the organisation, Maria has been responsible for successfully implementing global standards for eCommerce applications within many companies in different industry sectors throughout Australia.

    Maria has also been responsible for producing many industry specifications as well as collaborating on the introduction of eCommerce strategies in a range of industry sectors including defence and government.

    Her extensive work with organisations such as the Australian Retailers Association, Australian Industry Group, National Association of Retail Grocers Australia, Australian Food and Grocery Council, Logistics Association of Australia and the Australian Industry Information Association gives her a wealth of experience in all aspects of supply chain management and technology development.

    Maria has held the position of CEO since 2002. 


    Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller
    Chief Operating Officer & Deputy CEO

    Before joining GS1 Australia in 1999, Mark worked with BHP for over twenty years, and held senior roles in operations, logistics, sales and marketing. At BHP, Mark led the implementation of leading supply chain solutions including one of Australia's first corporate eCommerce gateways.

    Mark's role at GS1 Australia is to collaborate with industry and government to create greater awareness and utilisation of the GS1 System of global standards, as an enabler for improving supply chain management. As well as managing day-to-day operations, Mark is also responsible for the growth and development of GS1 Australia's suite of products and services. 


    Steven Pereira

    Steven Pereira
    Chief Information Officer

    Steven Pereira has been with GS1 Australia since August, 1996. In that time, he has held a number of high-level managerial positions within the organisation. His current responsibilities involve GS1 Business Solutions, Technical Services, Internal Audits/Data Quality Management, Projects & the GS1 Institute.

    Prior to joining GS1 Australia, Steven spent seventeen years with Coles Myer.

    In addition to his involvement in several Australian industry working groups and committees, Steven sits on a number of tertiary institutions’ industry advisory committees, including at Swinburne and RMIT Universities, and has contributed to course development at University of Melbourne and Deakin University. He has been involved in a number of research projects and has contributed to various published research papers.

    Steven has also spoken at various local, international and academic conferences and is also involved at a global level in the GS1 standards development process. 


    Colin Barnes

    Colin Barnes
    Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Governance

    Colin Barnes joined GS1 Australia in December 2001. Prior to joining GS1 he worked in the film and television production industry for ten years and held chief financial officer and company secretarial positions. He has also held senior financial roles with Bosch, Philip Morris, and Costain. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

    As Chief Financial Officer, Colin's responsibilities include finance, legal, risk management and customer service/membership administration. Colin is also the Company Secretary of GS1 Australia. 

    Department Heads

     Richard Jones      



    Richard Jones 
    Head of Marketing & Training Solutions  

     John Hearn 



    John Hearn 
    Head of Data & Digital Content Services  

     Marcel Sieira 



    Marcel Sieira 
    Head of Customer Engagement & Business Development    

     Sue Schmid 



    Sue Schmid 
    Head of Customer Relations & Standards Office 

    Peter Chambers
     



    Peter Chambers 
    Head of Supply Chain Improvement Services