It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of a new SCLAA Independent Director, Sue Tomic. Sue will be taking up the position of Secretary/Treasurer on the SCLAA Board. Considerable diligence is taken by the SCLAA Board when considering the appointment of Independent Directors and the Board is delighted that Sue has agreed to accept the position.
2018 was a landmark year for the Association with agreements signed for additional membership benefits, the MOU with the Australia International Trade Association, development of our new website (to be launched shortly), our upgraded Member Management System and administrative cost reductions. The wealth of knowledge and experience that Sue brings to the Board will contribute considerably to the continued development of the Association for the benefit of members.
Sue has over 20 years experience in strategy & operations, finance and operational management advisory and has provided professional services to the Retail, IT, Automotive, Intermodal Freight and Logistics industries.
With a strong Management Consulting background and exposure to underperforming businesses, turnaround and accelerated transformation situations and previous experience working for and consulting to companies on matters of financial performance, financial management and operational improvement that achieve sustainable value add, Sue has resumed her professional services practice and is the Founder and lead consultant of Chain Consulting.
Sue fell into the logistics industry by accident 10 years ago, having held the position of CFO and interim CEO of Maritime Container Services, the largest privately owned intermodal terminal operator in Australia. Her knowledge of the containerized freight sector (road and rail) and all its associated challenges for the movement of IMEX products -both rural and local has led to a passion of being an ambassador for change to reduce costly inefficiencies. She is currently General Manager of DP World Logistics-the only Intermodal Depot at Port Botany and DP World’s first venture into landside logistics in Australia.
Sue has a strong network of operator/owners and contacts and looks forward to fostering collaboration across key stakeholders in the Containerized freight transport and logistics sector from Paddock to Port (or Port to DC, whatever the case may be).
Sue holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting & Management, and is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.