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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

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.