Executive Profiles

Dr Hermione Parsons

Dr Hermione Parsons is the Director of the Centre of Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL) at Deakin University and Chairperson of the Supply Chain Advisory Network involving businesses representing each point of the international supply chain. She has more than 25 years executive management experience in public and private sector organisations with responsibility for: port landside logistics, multimodal infrastructure, competition and regulatory reform, supply chain strategy in food and agribusiness, and industry government relations. Dr Parsons has led many projects relating to ‘whole of supply chain’ integration and complexity across Australia and internationally for the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Dr Parsons works closely with businesses at each point of the logistics chain and is an advocate of objective research to support improved public and private sector decision making. She holds a PhD (Monash), Master Urban Planning (Melbourne), BA Hons (Monash) and a Grad Dip Education.

David Muir

David Muir, is Director of ‘Logistics Matters’. He das a proven senior management track record in leading multi-disciplined logistics businesses operating within the domestic and import/export/port related freight movement industry and within government. Strong strategic, innovative, leadership, business development and management skills with an ability to identify or create opportunities for the organisation and its customers and develop profitable service offerings and outcomes. Experienced in business, government, customer and people development and relationships, change and project management; and brand, marketing and service development. Former Managing Director of CC Containers – a fully owned company of Mediterranean Shipping Company. With over 35 years’ experience in multi-disciplined multi-modal logistics, David holds tertiary qualification in Business Management and Marketing and has held senior positions in some of Australia’s leading transport and logistics companies. David was also the Senior Industry Advisor for Transport & Logistics within the Victorian Government for 5 years and sat on many working groups including the VFLC, COAG and the Transport & Logistics Industry Round Table. David’s achievements include setting up the first “Port Shuttle” operation to/from the Port of Melbourne, receiving the Victorian Transport Associations WFD Chalmers Award for Services to the Transport Industry and support of the VTA and his appointment to the Board of the Victorian Transport Associations.

Zoran Kostadinoski

Zoran is a Regional Manager, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia at the International Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Australia Limited (IFCBAA ). He has a diverse background in international trade logistics spanning over 25 years, fulfilling management roles in import and export operations, international shipping, freight forwarding, barrier clearance, supply chain management and government liaison. Improving the global and domestic supply chain efficiency and visibility is a passion for Zoran, who is an active participant at various industry and government consultative committees.

Paul Garth

Widely recognised as one of Australia’s most knowledgeable Supply Chain practioners Paul led the State Government’s seminal Business Activity Harmonisation Study (BAHS). Following over twenty years experience in senior executive roles with leading logistics companies Brambles and Mayne Nickless he founded Pro Kinetics in 2001. The company has grown to manage supply chains for some of Asia Pacific’s major brands. He has been a Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for over twenty five years. Pual is Managing Director, Pro Kinetics Pty Ltd.

Nigel Edwards

For 25 years Nigel has consulted across a range Supply Chain and Logistics industry verticals, undertaking project management, business analysis, solution design and implementations for private, public and not-for-profits organisations. During this time he has been an active participant in various industry associations and committees. Nigel is keen to contribute on how technology infrastructure, IoT, Blockchain and data integration, esp. in port container logistics, may assist with supply chain efficiencies. Nigel is a Bachelor of Applied Science – Chemistry (Victoria University), holds a Post-Graduate in Manufacturing / Operations Management (Monash) and is currently studying for his Doctorate in Philosophy – Supply Chain and Logistics (RMIT). Nigel is Director of Dotcom Logistics Pty Ltd.