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Meet the Executives

Learn about the team that drives Sadleirs forward.

CEO of Sadleirs

Ian Kent

Chief Executive Officer

After 20 years in financial services Ian has been in Logistics since 2004 in a range of senior management and CEO roles. Ian joined the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group as CEO in December 2015 to lead a well-positioned, historic organisation through difficult economic times in a rapidly changing world. With a great team across the country the group is ideally placed to help our customers meet their future needs.

Rachel Rees

Chief Financial Officer

B.Bus (Acc), Grad Dip ACG, FTIA, FCIS, FGIA, FCA

Rachel joined Sadleirs in January 2018 and is a results oriented Senior Executive and Chartered Accountant with extensive leadership, commercial, strategic and risk management, corporate governance and financial management experience. She has a track record of success over more than 25 years across a broad range of industries.  Rachel has been instrumental in crafting organisational transformation, assisting companies to operate effectively in a changing landscape to not only navigate the business through change but capitalise on new opportunities as they arise.

Prior to joining Sadleirs, Rachel was Chief Financial Officer of the ASX listed Empire Oil & Gas. Previously, Rachel was Vice President-Corporate Affairs: Australia for TSX listed Uranium One. At Uranium One Rachel was an integral part of the leadership team that developed Australia’s fourth uranium mine from feasibility study through to a well-respected emerging producer.

Director Commercial Services

Alun Powell

Executive Director

Alun began his career as a Management Trainee with a UK Shipping Line in 1974. He then moved to Australia and held management roles in the Global Freight Forwarding & Custom Brokerage industry. Alun is a specialist in the International freight supply chain.

Alun joined Sadleirs Group in 1997, becoming an Executive Director in 1999.

Chief Operating Officer

David Cox

Chief Operating Officer

David Cox has been with Sadleirs since February 2016 when he started in the role of WA State Manager. In July 2017 he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, focusing on ensuring best practice and best customer service is achieved through all our Australian operations.

Prior to joining Sadleirs, David spent 7 years with a Heavy Haulage Mining Specialist managing on road and mine site operations, as well as special projects throughout Australia in his role of Executive General Manager.

David also comes with extensive experience, over 15 years, in various Senior Management roles in concrete supply and quarry operations along the East Coast of Australia.

General Manager Packaging

Glen Davies

General Manager - Packaging

Glen commenced working in the packaging industry in 1991 and joined the Sadleirs Group in 1996 as a Sales Representative in Cliff Street, Fremantle.
This is his 21st year with the business and has held the General Managers position since 2004. He is currently Chairman of AFIBCA – the governing body of the Australian bulk bag industry.

Chief Information Officer

David Gibson

Chief Information Officer

David is a PRINCE2 & ITIL-qualified CIO with a successful background in, transport, manufacturing, utilities and international sectors. With a broad range of IT experience David has worked for organisations including Bluescope Lysaght and Anglian Water Group.
David has a strategic approach to successful IT leadership, ensuring all business stakeholders and customers are engaged in the process of delivering IS results that utilise emerging technology solutions.

Sadleirs Director

Tom Wisdom

Chief Commercial Officer

Tom is a Family member of the Samson Family. He has 18 years experience within Agribusiness and Corporate Finance, most recently as a portfolio Director at CBA. Tom is responsible for projects and strategic initiatives within the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group.

Toby Edmunds

Chief Strategy Officer

Toby is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group. Previous roles include management and leadership within public and private companies both nationally and internationally. Toby has a strong background in defense, emergency response, resources and heavy industrial sectors in Europe and Australasia. Toby has the responsibility for strategy and growth for the Group.

Toby holds various graduate qualifications in Business, Project Management and OHS Management, is an Associate Fellow with the Australian Institute of Management, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is currently completing a MBA at the University of Western Australia.