The Australian Institute of Packaging is pleased to announce that Graeme Newton, Cheif Executive Officer for the Queensland Reconstruction Authority, will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 12th annual Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference.
The event, which will be held on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September at the Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane, will have a theme of 'Solving the Supply Chain Puzzle, and is expected to see 300 delegates in attendance.
The uniquely-styled and educational Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference is designed for both professional and personal development in a relaxed environment and is ideally suited for professionals and practictioners from the supply chain, logistics, transport and procurement industries.
2011 has seen Queensland undergo the largest series of consecutive natural disasters in the states’ history. In times like these it is critical to understand how to manage a business in a crisis. Mr. Newton's presentation will discuss what was effective, what did not work, the challenges faced, and the lessons learnt from the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi.
Mr. Newton was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Reconstruction Authority in January 2011 and brings to the role more than 10 years experience as Senior Executive in the semi-Government and Government sectors; most recently as the State’s Coordinator-General and Director General of the Department of Infrastructure and Planning.
With tertiary qualifications as a Surveyor and Masters level qualifications in business and project management, Mr. Newton has an in depth understanding of urban and regional planning, commercial business drivers and major project delivery.
He has led the approval and delivery processes for several major Queensland projects across the infrastructure areas of water, energy, and transport. and has delivered pipelines, telecommunications and transmission line projects.