About National GS1 Traceability Advisory Group​

The advisory group specifically provides recommendations on the need for supply chain traceability standards and priorities, including:​

  • Multi-sector representation to address linkages across supply chains​
  • State and federal government engagement – to inform and be informed of regulatory aspects of supply chain traceability​
  • Active management and communication of opportunities as well as risks to Australian industry​
  • Direct reporting and advice to the GS1 Australia Executive Team​

The primary objective of the group is to inform GS1 Australia on the requirements of industry and government relating to traceability standards and communicate with industry and government on supply chain traceability priorities in Australia. The Group's objectives are aligned with the role of government to ensure Australian industry maintains and builds global competitiveness, sustainable economic growth and positive socio-economic outcomes and opportunity for all Australians.​

The NGTAG  is chaired by nominated industry representatives. GS1 Australia administers and supports the operational functions of the group. Members provide input, support and guidance on the industry adoption of global data standards, including but not limited to standards for traceability.

Co-Chairs

Ram Akella, PMP, MAICD
Head of Business Solutions -Own
Brand, Convenience and 
Product Traceability

Woolworths Group

David McNiel
Customer Experience Manager

InfraBuild