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Macaulay pushes PIAA restructure

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
By Print21

(l-r) Mary Jo Fisher, Membership Services Director, PIAA; Andrew Terrell, Terrell Print Finishing (Adelaide); Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA.

New PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay is pushing ahead with plans to decentralise the peak industry association by moving some management roles out of Sydney and setting up state-based standing committees.

Macaulay announced the changes following a national roadshow to meet association members after his appointment to the job early in May.

“Following meetings with members in all States, PIAA has implemented a small but significant restructure,” he said. “The purpose of this is to re-focus the ethos of the organisation on member service and communication. One element of this will be to decentralise the senior management of the association, stationing senior expertise around the country, in the various State offices.

“The position of General Manager, Sales & Marketing, based in Sydney, no longer exists,” said Macaulay. “This role will be replaced by two roles, a Membership Services Director and a Marketing and Communications Manager. Many members will know Mary Jo Fisher, who is stationed in Adelaide. Mary Jo has been appointed to the newly created role of Membership Services Director. Mary Jo will join the PIAA management team, will remain based in Adelaide, and will lead the Membership Services staff nationally. She will have additional roles in assisting me with lobbying, and her IR expertise will remain available to PIAA for significant test cases. We have commenced recruitment to replace Mary Jo in her current role. Depending on candidates, it is envisaged that this role will be stationed in Adelaide or Perth.”

Macaulay will be on the road again during July, as the PIAA holds a Standing Committee meeting in each state/territory.

“In every state, we’ll be holding member-only forums to discuss issues within the state and the industry,” he said.

The association also announced that Sandrine Dart – former GM, Sales & Marketing – who joined the PIAA during former CEO Jason Allen’s time at the helm, has now left to pursue other opportunities. “We thank Sandrine for her efforts and wish her well with her future endeavours,” said Macaulay.

(l-r) Diana Frankcom, Adelaide Digital Reflex Printing, with Andrew Macaulay, PIAA.

The team at PIAA headquarters, Chatswood, NSW

 

 

 

 

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