ASCI News, November 2021

25 Nov 2021 4:18 PM | Anonymous

ASCI’s AGM was held on Saturday 6th November 2021 and was open for ASCI members to attend as a guest via Zoom. The following Board Director appointments and farewell took place at the AGM.


Alexandra Riha was re-elected to the Board of ASCI as Director and re-appointed as ASCI President. Alex was initially appointed as ASCI President in December 2019.

Alex brings to ASCI a wealth of industry experience and a genuine passion for the institute and the supply chain sector. "We are committed to creating a recognised Supply Chain profession - enabling individuals and businesses to build sustainable and profitable supply chains", stated Alex. Alex is also registered as an Operations Practitioner under ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme.

ASCI Treasurer Geoff Palm retired from his position as ASCI Board Director and Education Officer.

Geoff has made a huge contribution to ASCI where he first joined the WA Chapter in 1993 and then became a Director for ASCI and ASCI President in the early 2000's. More recently Geoff has been the ASCI Treasurer, ASCI Education Officer and the person behind the enquiries email and phone. Geoff has not only been an active Board member he has also organised and ran all of the ASCI programs for members throughout the course of the year.

Geoff’s established career in supply chain enabled him to bring his valuable expertise and insights to ASCI while illustrating his commitment to his profession and to the supply chain sector. In addition, Geoff saw and helped guide ASCI through many changes over the years.

Everyone at ASCI would like to thank you, acknowledgement and farewell Geoff for his tireless and ongoing work he has done for ASCI.  We wish you Geoff a relaxing retirement however we will no doubt see you at one of our events in the future.

Following Geoff’s retirement, ASCI would like to extend a warm welcome to Michael Harich as Treasurer, and was previously an ASCI Board Director. 

Michael took over as ASCI Treasurer on 6 November, following outgoing Treasurer Geoff Palm.

Michael has a long career in the supply chain sector and his experience ranges from sales and business development, solution design, implementation, project management, operational and performance management to controlling and optimisation. While also being active with ASCI, Michael has his own renovation business in Sydney. Welcome Michael and we all look forward to working with you in your capacity as Treasurer.

A/Prof Flavio Macau, lead research investigator and ASCI WA Chapter President, has finalised ASCI’s State of Supply Chain Management Report 2021.

The report highlights are now available, with the full report available for download to ASCI members .
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