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


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