Australasian Supply Chain Institute Appoints Two Board Directors

17 Sep 2020 1:02 PM | Monique Fenech (Administrator)

Australasian Supply Chain Institute has announced the appointment of two new Directors to the Board: Linda Venables and Dr Tom Janoshalmi.

The two appointments strengthen ASCI’s position as the Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management in Australia by adding specialist knowledge and experience in logistics and digital technologies at the board level. 

According to Alexandra Riha, President, Australasian Supply Chain Institute, boards have had to play an extremely hands-on role during the COVID-19 pandemic and ASCI’s Board had been no exception.

“Both Linda and Tom demonstrate knowledge and expertise in global supply chains which helps us identify key collaborative programs that can support the ASCI Professional Accreditation Scheme,” she said.

Linda Venables has over 30 years’ international, operational experience building and leading teams in the UK and Europe, with the last 14 years in Supply Chain in Australia.

Most recently, Linda demonstrated her strategic leadership as Chief Logistics Officer at Metcash, driving an end-to-end supply chain transformation with her team which included network design, the introduction of automation and enhanced digitisation of vendor partnership transactions.

Linda has previously held roles on the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Trading Partner Forum and on the Board of GS1 Australia (barcode standards) along with having played a key role in heavy vehicle transport regulation, Chairing the Australian Logistics Council’s Retail Logistics Safety Committee (RLSC) from 2015 to 2018. 

Linda was the ASCI Individual Award For Excellence recipient in 2019 and is a member of the ASCI NSW Chapter and the ASCI Risk Committee.

Dr Tom Janoshalmi is responsible for SAP’s global Digital Core Movement program, reporting into the Board. In his current role, Tom focuses on developing and implementing strategies for high customer impact technology adoption to enable supply chain resilience.

Tom has a 20-year track record of leading successful business transformations with Global Fortune 500 companies. Since joining SAP, Tomhas held several leadership positions, including Chief Growth Officer at Digital Business Services, Line of Business general management in Asia Pacific and in the Americas. Prior to joining SAP, Tomwas Supply Chain Manager at Freudenberg Automotive. Tom holds a Doctorate degree from Newcastle University in Operations Research and a Business Degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a guest professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Departing the Board is Laynie Kelly who served as Director for more than three years. Her contribution to ASCI’s strategy for 2025 was very valuable and inspirational.  She will be missed and we wish her all the best for her next assignments. 

“I am very excited to have these two new members on the Board. They will bring fresh insights, ideas based on their vast experiences and networks to shape future of ASCI for enhancing supply chain management as career path and as a recognised profession,” says Alexandra Riha.



About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. 

Drawing from its 65 year heritage, 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 in Australia.

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

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