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Leo awarded Industry Leaders scholarship

Friday, 28 September 2018
By Wayne Robinson


Industry Leader scholarship: Sarah Leo, Openbook Howden

Sarah Leo, general manager at SA printing business Openbook Howden, and the SA Board member at the PIAA, has been awarded an Industry Leaders Fund Scholarship towards her MBA at the University of Adelaide.

The process in achieving this scholarship was a rigorous, with a three-stage assessment process, including a panel interview with Industry Leaders Fund Board Members.

Openbook Howden said that, “Sarah has demonstrated outstanding leadership potential and was awarded this scholarship from the Industry Leaders Fund to develop and expedite the realisation of that leadership potential.”

Openbook Howden started life as a two-colour printer in 1986, today it has more than 50 staff producing print, design, interactive and e-comms solutions, stock management, distribution and mail services. Leo and chief operating officer Michael Richards run the business.

The PIAA is congratulating Leo, its president Walter Kuhn says, “Sarah has made a significant contribution to the Printing Industries Association during her short time on the Board and this award is reflective of the esteem in which our Industry holds her.”

Andrew Macaulay, CEO of the Printing Industries Association, said that South Australian members were delighted with the leadership that Leo had been showing, especially with PIAA’s recent achievement in securing increased vocational education funding for the State.

Macaulay says, “Our next challenge will be ensuring that this funding is dedicated to print training and we are working hard with the various stakeholders, including our members, Government and the AMWU to make this a reality.”

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