Meet the team

At GS1 Australia our Consult team solve complex supply chain issues for clients, helping them to succeed in the markets where they operate.
 

John P. Szabo, B. Eng - Industrial 
Consulting Manager, GS1 Australia

John manages the GS1 Australia Consult team. An accredited GS1 traceability auditor, John previously served as the Co-Chair of the GS1 Global Traceability Programme group. For over 30 years John has contributed to improvements in supply chain management for multinational organisations. Whilst at Cadbury, John held the role of Industrial Engineer and was seconded to the UK to design and deliver the implementation of a Global SAP business model in Australia, France and Poland. John is passionate and committed to providing expert advice to best address client challenges, focusing on business process and sustainable practices to set them up for future growth and success.

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Earl H. Lappen, MBA, MAIPM, AFIML 
Principal Consultant
GS1 Australia

As Principal Consultant at GS1 Australia, Earl holds over 30 years of international business and IT experience drawn from a diverse range of senior management roles. Earl's expertise lies in the creation of truly integrated supply chains delivering bottom line results. A current member of the Supply Chain Council Australia & New Zealand Leadership Team, the Information Masters Forum and the Australian Institute of Management, Earl is multi-lingual being fluent in English, Malay and Hokkien.

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Mishu Sareen, B.Tech - Comp.Science, PRINCE2 Consulting Advisor
GS1 Australia

Mishu holds a Bachelor of Technology as well as Prince2 project management certification. As Consulting Advisor at GS1 Australia, Mishu is focused on achieving supply chain improvements through data management to achieve cost effective results. Mishu's pragmatic problem solving approach to client needs has delivered cost effective results for many organisations across a vast array of industries including Healthcare, Pharmacy, Grocery, Food Service and Liquor.

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Shalymar L. Coronel, B.S. Chemical Engineering Consulting Advisor
GS1 Australia

As Consulting Advisor at GS1 Australia, Shaly holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with practical experience in the fields of Quality Assurance and Data Analytics. At GS1, Shaly provides expert advice to members and clients bridging the gap between trading partners through data synchronisation. Prior to her role at GS1 Australia, Shaly contributed to major projects for multinationals across South East Asia including Shell and Ford Motor Company.

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Brendon Johnson
CEO- Principal Consultant
Carlica Pty Ltd

Brendon has worked as a senior executive in consulting positions across eCommerce, eBusiness & EDI. He holds a successful track record of over 30 years in defining and delivering business solutions for the supply chain through the introduction of new technologies and the implementation of organisational change. With a unique 360 perspective developed through roles as a vendor, a buyer and an independent consultant for electronic trading solutions, Brendon is able to assimilate requirements from all parties and deliver efficient, viable and sustainable solutions.

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The Consult team work in close collaboration with a number of key specialists at GS1 Australia, providing clients with an enhanced service to achieve optimal results.

Terry Papadis
Manager, Education and Training
GS1 Australia

Terry leads GS1 Australia’s team of education and training professionals, responsible for providing members of GS1 Australia, international and local university students and industry professionals with a range of world-class training courses in best practice supply chain solutions and systems. Prior to joining GS1 Australia in 2008, Terry worked for Coles Myer Ltd in a variety of head office roles across buying, purchasing, technology solutions and supply chain operations, including the implementation of the GS1 system at Myer, Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Coles. He is active in building working relationships with leading universities in Australia and abroad. As a valued trainer, Terry also provides course development advice for a number of tertiary education courses.

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Fiona Wilson
Training Advisor
GS1 Australia

Fiona Wilson is currently the training advisor at GS1 Australia, creating and delivering training to GS1 Australia members, industries and universities. Fiona’s roles at GS1 Australia have included General Manager Standards Development, where she was involved in the development of GS1 standards to benefit industries and companies. She is passionate about the GS1 system and how it can assist companies in streamlining their supply chains, making them more effective and efficient.

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Stephan Wijnker
Senior Advisor, Standards Office
GS1 Australia

Stephan holds over 10 years of international experience in consulting and advising roles working with large corporate businesses, SMEs and associations from various industries on the development and implementation of global supply chain standards. Stephan joined GS1 Australia in 2011 and specialises in the exchange of product master data, business transaction data and visibility event data.