• The finalists for the 2024 Women in Packaging Awards, powered by PKN, have been revealed.
    The finalists for the 2024 Women in Packaging Awards, powered by PKN, have been revealed.
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In the first year of PKN’s Women in Packaging Awards programme, industry has stepped up with meaning. The response has been phenomenal, and the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the finalists from a competitive field of high-calibre nominees. 

We thank the judges for their time and commitment, diligently working through the high number of submissions.

PKN is delighted to announce (in alphabetical order) the finalists for the 2024 Women in Packaging Awards:

Communications Excellence Award

  • Julia Casey, Packserv
  • Zaidee Jackson, Ball & Doggett
  • Jessica O’Donnell, Close the Loop Group
  • Anita Olsen, The Brand Engineers
  • Andrea Polson, Licella Holdings
  • Valentyna Skyba, Result Packaging 

Design and Branding Visionary Award

  • Amber Bonney, The Edison Agency
  • Helen Chapman, Horse & Water
  • Pippa Corry, philo & co

Innovation Champion Award

  • Fonny Chang, Woolworths
  • Hannah Glover, Close the Loop Group
  • Joanne Howarth, Planet Protector Group
  • Megan Schutte, Detpak

Manufacturing Leader Award

  • Ellie King, Orora Group
  • Prenola Naidoo, Detmold Group
  • Nina Nguyen, Pakko
  • Fernanda Reis, Sealed Air (SEE)
  • Samantha Saunders, HMPS
  • Charlotte Terris, Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Packaging Technology Leader

  • Marissa Altmeier, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
  • Nayeleh Deirram, Amcor Flexibles
  • Rebecca Kersey, Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation
  • Rackel Reis, Amcor Flexibles

Sustainability Leader Award

  • Marissa Altmeier, Pernod Ricard Winemakers
  • Kate Bezar & Rebecca Percasky, Better Packaging Co.
  • Conny Gibson, Woolworths & Arnott’s
  • Julia Kay, Great Wrap
  • Katharina Lennie, Sealed Air (SEE)
  • Simone Thomassen, Ego Pharmaceuticals
  • Liza Vernalls, Yates

The achievements of all the finalists will be celebrated, and winners announced, at the Women in Packaging Awards luncheon on 21 June, at The Gallery — Beta in Sydney, with all of industry invited to attend. The venue has a limited capacity, so it's advisable to book early. Tickets can be booked online here.

PKN is proud to partner with our amazing sponsors who have made this inaugural programme possible: Amcor, Ball & Doggett, Currie Group, Avery Dennison, Close the Loop Group, Impact International, Planet Protector Group, Tetra Pak, Delta Global, FujiFilm, Positiv and Trimatt Systems. And thank you to our association partner, AIP, for ongoing support.

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