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

 

Chairman

Russell Stucki 
GS1 Australia

   

Special Director

Ian Dunn 
Head of Trade Relations, Woolworths Limited

   

Executive Director

Maria Palazzolo 
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, GS1 Australia

   
James Hulse
Head of Non Perishable Operations
Representing: Coles
   

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

   

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

   

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

   
David McNeil

Customer Service & Fulfilment Manager
Liberty Steel
Representing: Australian Logistics Council
   
Paris Golden
Director - Consumer
McCormick Foods Australia
Representing: Australian Food & Grocery Council
   
Maria Clara Esguerra
Director, Supply Chain, Oceania
Nestlé Australia Limited

 

Council members

 

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

   

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

   

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

   
   

 

Company secretary

 

Colin Barnes 
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

 

Steven Pereira
Chief Information Officer
   
Colin Barnes
Chief Financial 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