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 
GS1 Australia


Special Director

Ian Dunn 
Head of Trade Relations, Woolworths Limited
Representing : Australian Retailers Association


Executive Director

Maria Palazzolo 
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer,
GS1 Australia

      James Hulse
Head of Supply Chain Operations,
Board Appointed

Jeff Maguire 
Group Head of CDS Development & Implementation, Australia, Pacific & Indonesia,
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Representing: Australia Food & Grocery Council


Alastair Miller 
Head of Independents - ANZ
Accolade Wines
Representing: Liquor Merchants Association


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

      David McNeil

Customer Experience Manager
InfraBuild Steel
Representing: Australian Logistics Council

      Paris Golden
Managing Director
McCormick Foods Australia
Representing: Australian Food & Grocery Council
      Maria Clara Esguerra
Director, Supply Chain, Oceania,
Nestle Australia Limited
Representing: Australian Food & Grocery Council

Trent Barrett
Medical Devices ANZ Supply Chain Leader,
Johnson & Johnson Medical
Board Appointed



Council members


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


Gary Stones
National Retail Operations Manager, Myer  
Representing: Australian Retailers Association



Company secretary


Tony Morganti
GS1 Australia


Executive management team


Maria Palazzolo  
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer 

Maria joined GS1 Australia in 1983, not long after it was founded. 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. 


Department Heads


Tavita Maanaima​
Chief Information Officer
Tony Morganti
Chief Financial and Compliance Officer & Company Secretary

Richard Jones 
Chief Marketing Officer


John Hearn 
Chief Services Officer


Marcel Sieira 
Chief Customer Officer


Sue Schmid 
Chief Global Programs Officer


 Ben Teo
Chief Project Officer


Karen Littlepage
Chief People & Culture Officer