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Against the wind: Andrew Macaulay in Print21

Thursday, 02 August 2018
By Print21
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Andrew Macaulay, CEO PIAA.

The altered landscape of the commercial printing industry in Australia has seen a drop in the number of companies enrolled as members of the Printing Industries Association of Australia. The peak body has struggled to find a new identity as successive boards turned a blind eye to the inevitable decline of its membership.

The simple fact is, there are a lot fewer printing companies today. Andrew Macaulay, CEO, was brought in to pick up the pieces after a self-destructive spat three years ago. Even as he stabilises the ship, he harbours no illusions about the job ahead. He spoke with Patrick Howard in the latest issue of Print21 magazine.

One Response to “Against the wind: Andrew Macaulay in Print21”

  1. August 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm,


    PIAA puffery. Current management saw $2.1K losses 2016/2017. Members walking. 930 members in 2016 almost halved to 480 in 2017. What’s ‘Against the Wind’ in this situation is a CEO on $350K. The industry hasn’t halved in 12 months, so blaming industry rationalisation is bulldust. The outsourced IR service is a joke and the so-called ‘specialist’ advisers have zero understanding of our industry. Interest in PIAA events has pretty much dried up. You can count on one hand the numbers who turned up to recent IR, business and sales training sessions. Zero to some of them. That’s why if there’s a photo, you might see 2 people. SAD.

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