The SCLAA Board

Amanda OBrien

0408 129 705

Appointed June 2015 - Independent Director
November 2016 - National Chairwoman

Amanda O’Brien is a Transport & Logistics Professional and the CEO and Managing Director of Australian Worldwide Logistics Pty Ltd trading as Xtreme Freight with head office based in Melbourne. Amanda’s particular expertise is in strategy and solving logistical challenges for Global Freight Forwarders and increasing efficiencies in the supply chain through strong partnerships and transparent analysis. Her belief is that developing people’s talents is fundamental to achieving great results and that flexibility and outside the box thinking is the greatest catalyst for change which is essential in keeping up with globalisation.

Past experience in diverse fields ranging from Telecommunications, Airlines and Retail holding both management and procurement roles has seen Amanda involved in projects that return investment to companies with people at the core. Changing the image, increasing the efficiencies and developing seamless logistical solutions for clients in the Transport & Logistics sector is fundamental to her philosophy.

Amanda joined the committee of the Victorian Division of the SCLAA in 2012 to contribute to the growth of female participation in the industry and believes that giving back to the community and awareness of social and political issues is cognisant with greater results.

Peter Hollins

0417 955 093

Appointed November-2007
Appointed Secretary/Treasurer August 2008
Appointed Vice-President October 2010

Peter has spent his working life within the supply chain activities of the fuel, food and automotive industries. As a management accountant he is focused on streamlining processes to deliver better outcomes at lower costs and providing management with alternate views of information to facilitate operational decision making.

  • 1992 – 2016 Financial Controller, AMCAP Distribution Centre
  • 1989 – 1992 Finance Director, Jenny Craig (UK)
  • 1985 – 1987 Nelson Parkhill BDO (CA)
  • 1982 – 1985 Caltex Australia


Mark Skipper

0418 445 725

Appointed August 2010
National Chairman February 2014 to November 2016
Independent Director November 2016

Mark Skipper has been involved in the Retail & Supply Chain Industry for over 40 years in Australia, Asia and the Sub Continent. Most recently, he was President & Managing Director Asia Pacific JDA Software (RedPrairie.) a company that specialises in providing Supply Chain software and services. He has been a Company Director since 1978 including a BRW Top 150 Australian private company.

He is currently advising Boards on continuous controls detecting breakdowns in controls, missed revenue opportunities and fraud. Mark is Chairman of a TGA listed Medical Device Company and a large Agricultural Winter & Summer Cropping and Sheep Operation in the Lachlan Valley NSW.  Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management / Marketing and his CPL qualifications in Australia and Asia Pacific through the Asia Pacific Logistics Federation.

David Rogers

0413 480 037

Appointed November 2007
National Chairman November 2009 - February 2014
Independent Director - February -2014

David is currently running his own boutique consulting business called Insync Supply Chain Management that provides a range of supply chain consulting services to improve customer satisfaction levels, reduce costs, increase profitability and provide a competitive advantage.

Prior to starting his own business David worked in the corporate environment in various supply chain management positions with various companies.

David has a Master of Business (Logistics Management), Diploma of Transport and Distribution (RMIT), Diploma of Project Management. David is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Supply Chain Logistics Australia Association (SCLAA), Chairman of the Asia Pacific Logistics Federation (APLF), National President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and National Councillor for GS1 Board in Australia.

David also holds Certificates in Business, Finance Management, Change Management, Materials Handling Management, Training and Assessment and is a Certified Logistics and Supply Professional Asia Pacific (CLSP-AP) and a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) Australia.

Matt Madsen

0402 174 266

Appointed February 2017

Matt has over 20 years of experience in Project Planning & Delivery, Operations Management, and Commercial Management in the Mining, Industrial Manufacturing, and Oil & Gas industries. Having extensive leadership exposure and P&L responsibility, Matt is adept at facing challenges during the capital project lifecycle and operations optimisation. He has worked internationally for most of his career delivering projects and managing mining & industrial manufacturing operations in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Asia.

Matt holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in addition to PM training gained through Motorola including TQM and Lean methodologies.


Steve Ellis

0412 736 488

Appointed July 2010

Steve is principally a business Logistician, with detailed comprehension and capability in all of the associated disciplines. Steve is also a long-term practitioner in the application of alliance partnering principles.
Steve’s particular expertise in supply chain management, physical distribution, inventory management, strategic alliance and employee relations has been developed from both hands-on and senior management roles. In these roles Steve also developed substantial experience in the strategy (supply and business) and business management fields.

Steve Ellis started Logistics in 1998 following a career involving a number of senior positions in the transport, distribution and the logistics consulting industry. In his Consultancy career Steve has conducted or been Managing Consultant for in excess of 170 tasks, covering a very diverse range of industries and requirements.

Danny Busija

0433 584 506

Appointed July 2010

Danny Busija commenced his professional career as an auditor and accountant with a rural stock and station agency based out of Melbourne. After 10 years, Danny joined the Recruitment industry where he has enjoyed fifteen successful years to date. Having started in Industrial Labour Hire, Danny became somewhat of an expert within Warehousing and Logistics. Danny then steered himself towards executive search recruitment, specialising across the whole of Supply Chain.

3 years ago Danny and his business partner set up Selection Partners, a boutique talent consulting firm that provides recruitment, coaching, training and outplacement services across many industry sectors including Supply Chain.

Danny is arguably one of the true specialist recruiters in this field. A believer in giving something back to industry, Danny joined the committee of the Victorian Division of the SCLAA after being a member for a number of years. In 2009 Danny was then appointed to the National Board of the SCLAA. Danny currently Chairs the Marketing sub committee for the SCLAA, and is the Chair for the Transport and Logistics Certification Council which administers the Certified Practicing Logistician (CPL).

Gary Pearce

0429 962 114

Appointed January 2016

Gary is currently employed with QinetiQ Australia as a Principle Consultant.  In this role he has performed all aspects of a discipline specialist role for Integrated Logistics Support (ILS).  In addition to providing high level ILS Consulting Services to QinetiQ’s customer, most of whom manage complex Defence Projects, Gary is an ILS lead and mentor within the company providing comprehensive advice to his peers and senior managers in ILS related matters.

Gary is a proficient and qualified ILS Manager with over 43 years’ experience working in various ADF (21 years, as an Army electronics technician, supervisor, manager and trainer), Public (12 years within the Defence Materiel Organisation acquisition and sustainment projects), and Private (10 years, in senior ILS contracting and consulting services) roles and responsibilities.  Gary has been awarded a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management (UNSW) and Project Management (USQ), an Associate Diploma in Engineering-Electronics; and recently awarded the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) Qualification by SCLAA.  In addition to his tertiary qualifications, Gary has significant experience in ILS and project management, logistic support analysis, supply chain processes, logistic engineering, maintenance, configuration, technical support, documentation/data, test/trials, tender development/evaluation; and training development and delivery.

Stanley Fan

0431 024 189

Appointed March 2014

Stanley is currently the Supply Chain Coordinator of CAPS Australia. Stanley has significant supply chain experience in Fortune 500 companies in mining, IT, engineering and FMCG industries. As a Supply Chain management coordinator he is focused on supply chain optimisation, cost reduction and business improvement.

As Current Vice Chairman and Director, Past WA Division President and Past Chairman of Future Leaders Group of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia, Stanley has a strong network within and good understanding of key developments in the Supply Chain and Logistics Management industry. Stanley was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the SCL industry in 2010 by being awarded the Future Leaders Award in the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards.

Stanley is a current committee member and Past Vice President of the apicsAU WA Chapter. He has established several key relationships and strategic initiatives between associations (SCLAA, apicsAU, CILTA and CIPSA), tertiary providers in WA, strategic industry projects in QLD and professional industry associations in Asia. He also represented SCLAA (WA) in an introductory meeting with the Taiwan International Logistics and Supply Chain Association (TILSCA) in 2009.

Stanley holds two Master Degrees (Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Master of Strategic Procurement) from Curtin University and a Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering.

Joshua Holmes

0450 465 637

Appointed March 2014

Joshua Holmes over the past 8 years has been assisting companies with the development of their staff with specialised industry training in Transport & Logistics, Manufacturing, Food Processing and Business. Also consulting with Organisations in regards to CoR, WH&S, Fatigue Management, Lean and best practice.

Joshua gained his knowledge for the Transport & Logistics Industry and others due to his previous employment within these industries as well as four years in Vocational Rehabilitation Services which exposed him to Employers from many different organisations and their ongoing concerns of their daily operating procedures. Joshua has a strong focus on promoting the Transport and Logistics Industry to the unemployed and the younger generation looking for a sustainable career choice.

Joshua has been working with SCLAA over 9 years promoting events to non members within the industry and his networks, and has been a member of the SCLAA NSW committee for a number of years.

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