As 2020 winds to a close, PKN gives one final shout out, in this 120-second video snapshot, to the people in packaging selected for our 60 of the Best list, who are making positive change happen in our industry, demonstrating leadership, entrepreneurship, vision, and passion. 

Read more about these fine individuals here.

The industry professionals on our 60 of the Best list are serving to advance packaging education, sustainability, recycling, materials and machinery innovation, and more.

Also, the future of Australia’s packaging industry is in the hands of the emerging new leaders. As part of the 60 of the Best list, PKN profiles 10 rising stars who have demonstrated outstanding application in their roles, high academic achievement, and recognition from industry peers and peak bodies.

The list is not exhaustive, nor is it ranked. People appear in alphabetical order and they are all making significant contributions to shaping our industry and they are driving us forward on our path to a sustainable future.

PKN acknowledges there are many other individuals who are working hard to achieve positive change in their companies and in the industry. We salute you.

Food & Drink Business

Soft drinks, water and juice have returned to growth for Coca-Cola Amatil, the company announced in a trading update today (22 January). The 4Q20 rise was 0.4 per cent, after falling for the previous three quarters.

Former head of Meat and Livestock Australia Richard Norton has been announced as the new CEO of Food Agility CRC. He will join the centre on 1 February.

Keg rental company Kegstar has appointed Stephen Hopkins as its new general manager for Australia and New Zealand.