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Meet the Executives

The Executive Team at Sadleirs are dedicated to upholding the company’s core business values. Learn more about the leaders that drive Sadleirs forward.

David Cole

Chief Executive Officer

David is a highly experienced and respected leader with over 20 years of experience within the logistics industry. He is driven by commercially competitive business and is a strategic innovator, building teams to inspire others through collaboration, operational effectiveness and customer centricity.

Prior to joining the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group in August 2019, David held several senior positions including Chief Operating Officer for Armaguard (part of the Linfox Group), General Manager at Rand National Transport, General Manager at AHG Refrigerated Logistics and National Sales Manager at BGC Blokpave.

Director Commercial Services

Alun Powell

Executive Director - Global

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.

General Manager Packaging

Glen Davies

Divisional General Manager

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.

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Ivan Joseph

Group Chief Information Officer

Ivan joined the group in January 2019. Ivan brings with him an extensive background, having worked across a range of industries including Legal, Investment Banking and Retail.

He believes that it is important to drive digital transformation, align digital with business strategy while ensuring an optimum customer and employee experience.

Nic El'Atrache

Head of People & Culture

Nic is a human resource professional with an extensive career spanning over 20 years, across several industries such as mining, engineering and logistics. She has proven experience in managing People & Culture teams to ensure an organisations strategic success.

Nic brings to Sadleirs excellent cultural transformation & change management skills, with a strong focus on people, culture, safety and leadership.

One of our newest members of the executive team, joining June 2021.

David Kiggins

Chief Financial Officer

David comes to Sadleirs with significant leadership and financial experience across a broad range of industries, having worked previously as a senior executive and company director in companies specialising in distribution, construction services, automotive retail and helicopter operations.

David joined the Sadleirs team in June 2021.

Ed Fragapane

Head of Sales & Marketing

Ed is a sales and marketing professional who has worked within transport companies throughout his entire career. Ed became qualified in Marketing and has utlised his skills in account management and business development roles before working his way up into sales and marketing management where he has held a number of senior roles with National companies.

Ed started with the Group in February 2020.

Tamara Deetman

Executive Assistant

To contact any of the executive team please email tdeetman@sadleirs.com.au

or call on 08 9333 2452