PKN is celebrating 60 years as the leading media hub for Australia's packaging industry in our upcoming November-December print issue.

As part of our special anniversary feature, we'll be highlighting 60 industry movers and shakers who are making a significant contribution to shaping our industry and driving us forward on our path to a sustainable future.

Our 60 of the Best list is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise individuals who are making positive change happen, demonstrating leadership, entrepreneurship, vision, and passion. Some are doing this as part of their day jobs and/or in a voluntary capacity, serving to advance packaging education, sustainability, recycling, materials and machinery innovation, and more.

Nominations have been flowing in, so if you would like to nominate a colleague, please submit 150 words outlining the nominee's role and contribution along with a high resolution head and shoulders image of the individual.

The final deadline for submission is 21 October. Submit to Lindy Hughson –

Food & Drink Business

Beverage business Lion has announced the resignation of its CEO Stuart Irvine. He was CEO for eight years.

Taste and nutrition company Kerry is set to build a technology and innovation centre of excellence in Queensland. The site will also be the company’s new headquarters for Australia and New Zealand.

Five peak bodies across Australia are urging the ACCC not to greenlight Woolworths Group’s proposed acquisition of PFD Food Services, calling out the retailer’s “track record of anti-competitive behaviour” and citing concern for the potential damage to small businesses in the supply chain.