The SCLAA Board

Amanda OBrien

0408 129 705

Appointed June 2015 - Independent Director
November 2016 - National Chairman

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.

Joshua Holmes

0450 465 637

Appointed March 2014
Elected Vice President November 2017

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.

Peter Hollins

0417 955 093

Appointed November-2007
Appointed Secretary/Treasurer August 2008
Vice-President October 2010- 2014

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.

Patrick Ingenegeren

0408 643 087

Appointed Independent Director November 2017

Patrick has over 20 years’ experience in supply chain management and logistics across Australia and Europe with extensive industry experience in automotive, marine, retail and OEM specialised electronics.  He is a key member of the leadership team of warehousing specialist TT Logistics, has held several senior management positions and taken responsibility for boarder organisational transformation programs. With a passion for sales, client development and driving operational efficiencies Patrick stimulates continuous improvement and is well networked. Businesses are putting a premium on credibility, knowledge of their business and the ability to communicate value and Patrick believes the SCLAA plays an important role in developing supply chain and logistics professionals to meet these expectations. In other words Patrick has a unique understanding of what Australian companies are expecting from their service providers.

Patrick holds a bachelor of business and has also held former board positions including the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia.

Erica Gilcrist

0423 849 177

Appointed Independent Director November 2017

Erica Gilcrist has been involved in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry for over 20 years.  Originally from Detroit, Michigan (USA), Erica spent the first six years of her career working with General Motors both within the 3PL and 4PL space globally.  Her experience spans across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia.  With expertise in strategic process and business (re) alignment and growth, Erica has worked with/for some of Australia’s leading organisations including Holden, Toll Logistics, Target Australia, Amcor Paper (now Orora), and BlueScope Steel. During her tenure as a private business owner, Erica also sat as Director for Bendigo Community Bank as well as a Regional Delegate on the Mornington Peninsula Tourism Board of Directors.  Erica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication from Michigan State University.

Stanley Fan

0431 024 189

Appointed March 2014

Stanley is currently the National Logistics and Inventory Manager of CAPS Australia. Stanley has significant supply chain experience in Fortune 500 companies in mining, IT, engineering and FMCG industries. As a Supply Chain manager 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.

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.

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.


Daniel Esdaile

0420 553 823

Appointed November 2017

Dan is an experienced operations and supply chain leader, and currently a Management Consulting at PwC; he brings multiple years industry and professional services experience across a number of industries including, retail, health, food services & manufacturing, wagering, utilities and finance.

Dan has demonstrated expertise in implementing large scale transformation programs with strong experience in designing operating models, developing process, and building & coaching teams to implement.

Prior to PwC, Daniel worked for Australia Post, and StarTrack as an Operations Leader focused on Process Optimisation and Supply Chain Network Planning, and as a Commercial Analyst focused Product Development and M&A.

As a Director of the Supply Chain Association of Australia Dan utilises his passion innovating the industry, by developing programs to grow the supply chain community and the capability of leadership; recently developing a mentoring program, and industry collaboration program within Victoria.

Dan has a Bachelor of Business – Supply Chain Management

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