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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.

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.

David joined Sadleirs in August 2019.

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.

Danica Pilgrim-Younger

National Safety Manager

Danica comes to Sadleirs with significant Health, Safety and Environment experience across a broad range of industries, having worked previously as a HSE Manager for the Resources and Construction sectors.

Danica is passionate about family and this is what has been the driver in her career, advocating for continual improvement in safety systems and safety management, ensuring that everyone gets to go home to their loved ones every day.

Danica joined Sadleirs in January 2022.

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.

Glen has held the General Managers position since 2004, He is currently Chairman of AFIBCA – the governing body of the Australian bulk bag industry.

Glen started with Sadleirs in October 1996; he has been the General Manager since 2004.

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.

Eduardo 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.

Troy Haug

General Manager, ICT

Troy joins the group with over 20 years’ experience in leading technology teams at private and publicly listed companies from a range of industries including, Mining, Industrial Services, Construction Services and Manufacturing. He has lead transformational technology strategies in previous roles and established IT/OT for a leading global Lithium manufacturer.

Troy commenced with the group in December 2021.

Rachelle Finn

Head of People & Culture

Rachelle is a passionate HR professional with over 25 years’ experience in the resources, industrial services and energy industries. She specialises in building and leading HR functions in diverse and evolving environments with expertise in strategic planning, change management, reward & recognition and talent management.

Rachelle joined Sadleirs in February 2022.

Tamara Deetman

Executive Assistant

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

or call on 08 9333 2452