Australasian Supply Chain Institute announces new leadership for Queensland Chapter

4 May 2021 10:44 AM | Monique Fenech

Sydney, 4 May 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) has announced new leadership for the ASCI Queensland Chapter – its fastest growing region in 2021. The new appointments (volunteer roles) include:

  • Justin Butcher RegPracLog RegPracProc, Chapter President
  • James Scotland, Chapter Vice President
  • Craig Bennett, RegPracOps, Chapter Secretary

Attributing to the rapid growth is economic prosperity in the region and new corporate members.

Justin Butcher is a senior supply chain manager with over 18 years’ experience delivering supply chain outcomes for Australian blue-chip mining and manufacturing companies. 

Justin has had a broad career, from leading long-term capacity planning of rail, port and intermodal assets to managing integrated business plans that maximise the economic utilisation of materials, plant and network assets to fulfil customer demand. 

Justin has also held senior roles, accountable for strategic sourcing and contract management across a wide-variety of direct and indirect categories. Justin has brought these elements together as a divisional manager responsible for procurement, purchasing, inventory and logistics management, gaining a unique insight into their interdependency and opportunities to unlock end-to-end supply chain value.

According to Justin, the ASCI Queensland Community provides a unique opportunity. 

Our Queensland Chapter Committee is a team prepared to promote increasing importance of global and local supply chains to economic and social outcomes – and empower its career professionals through industry networks, bodies of knowledge and the progression of ASCI’s Professional Accreditation Scheme in Queensland,” he said.

James Scotland, Vice President, has a career history in senior management in widely different industries including Logistics, Insurance and Education; followed by several years as a business consultant, strategist, corporate trainer and small business owner. He has practical experience in helping Australian businesses to improve, grow and succeed. He is currently General Manager, Mining & Energy Services Council of Australia: Ai Group member service to meet challenges faced in traditional mining through to renewable energy, generation and storage. 

Craig Bennett, Secretary, is a Registered Practitioner (Operations) and Business Consultant who is at the forefront of leveraging analytical insight to drive supply chain excellence. Over the past decade, Craig has worked in various supply chain roles for global and domestic companies and has leveraged various competencies to achieve strategic objectives. 

Craig is currently the Managing Director of Centre of Business Pty Ltd, a boutique supply chain and analytics consulting company that achieves results through focusing on improving people, process and technology.

Craig has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Master of Business Administration and attained an academic award after completing a graduate certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Craig also holds project management and change management qualification.

The Queensland Chapter Committee also includes:

Adriaan Van Wyk – an industrial engineer with nearly two decades of professional experience in industries ranging from manufacturing, engineering, automotive, and the waste industry. 

Bree Clements – recruitment specialist in Procurement & Engineering roles. Across her career Bree has developed and extensive experience in permanent recruitment, fixed term contracts, project volume recruitment, assessment centres, unbundled and shortlisting services as well as workplace health and safety.

Scott Theuerkauf - supply chain management professional with a proven track record of achieving success across diverse businesses, geographies, cultures and functions. Current role at Hastings Deering as Manager of Supply Chain (Parts Excellence).

“The Queensland Chapter Committee is part of the national office working group for gender diversity and look to grow the female members of the Queensland community as part of the value add to the entire Queensland supply chain community,” said Justin. 

According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, this leadership team is well equipped with the experience and dedication to harness the rapid growth of our Queensland membership community.

“On behalf of the ASCI Board, we congratulate and thank Justin, James and Craig for accepting their nomination, particularly James for his prior leadership of the Chapter, and look forward to supporting them to drive the ASCI vision: advancing supply chain as a recognised profession in Queensland.”



About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its education heritage since 1964, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

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