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
Opal Australian Paper

PARKINSON Steve image

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

Dr Warren Batchelor
Associate Professor

Lauren Beckett

Ms. Lauren Wood
Environment Manager
Opal Australian Paper


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 Boyer Mill


Ms. Kelly Thompsell
Continuous Improvement Leader
Kimberly-Clark Australia 

Baden Wass

Baden Wass
Technical Account Manager
Manildra Group