The affairs of the Association are directed by an Executive Committee consisting of the President of the Association, the Vice-President, and six other members, all of whom are elected by the voting members of the Association.

The Executive Committee is the governing body the Association and will operate within the constitution, by-laws, regulations, laws, and other applicable policies to conduct the affairs of the association. Positions and duties of the executive committee are defined in the Associations rules and bylaws.

The Appita Executive Committee comprises members from the corporate sector of the Australian and New Zealand pulp, paper and packaging industry.


Executive Committee Members

PARKINSON Steve image

President Terry McDonald
National Quality Manager,
Visy Paper Australia

Terry MacDonald

Vice President -David Vercoe
Technical Manager at Australian Paper, Maryvale Mill in Morwell Victoria.

PARKINSON Steve image

Immediate Past President - Stephen Parkinson
Projects & Innovation Manager, ABBE

Dr Warren Batchelor
Associate Professor, Bioresource Processing Research Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University.

Lauren Beckett

Ms. Lauren Beckett
Environment Manager, Opal Australian Paper, Australia


Howard Burvill
Industry Consultant & Advisor

Steve Keyte

Stephen Keyte
Customer Service Manager - Pulp, Oji Fibre Solutions

O CONNOR Matthew

Matthew O’Connor
Pulp & Paper Process Specialist,
Norske Skog Albury, NSW


Ms. Kelly Thompsell
Continuous Improvement Leader, Kimberly-Clark Australia 

Baden Wass

Baden Wass
Technical Account Manager, Manildra Group