Industry heavyweights, including representatives from Pernod Ricard, GfK Australia, Ideaworks and Active Display Group, will make up the POPAI board for a two-year period.
Janet Bailey from Shopitize is the new Chair, Norrelle Goldring from GfK Australia is Vice Chair and Zita Watkin from Active Display Group is Company Secretary. The board also comprises Richard Dumas (Pernod Ricard), Danny Lattouf (Ideaworks), Gary Parsons (EDA Australasia), Simon Skidmore (Onepartners) and former company secretary Anthony Steel (Frank Steel Displays).
Outgoing Chair Sarah Nichols says POPAI is well positioned for the future.
“The chapter is in excellent hands,” she said. “POPAI continues to grow in relevance and importance as the marketing-at-retail landscape changes. I look forward to seeing and hearing of future developments and triumphs.”
POPAI General Manager Lee McClymont says the board appointments mark an exciting period in POPAI’s growth.
“Each of the team has dedicated countless hours in service to the industry,” she said. “They all bring individual perspectives, skills and networks to their roles.
“Janet is a passionate leader in the shopper-marketing space, with more than 25 years in the industry and three years of service to the POPAI board, including recently as Vice Chair. Her evolution to Chair is a natural progression for POPAI.
“Norrelle is one of the strongest shopper and retail insights voices in the country, with more than 20 years in FMCG and long-term service to POPAI, including chairing POPAI’s Shopper Marketing Industry Council.
“Zita is a leader in the Australian POP industry with over 18 years of marketing, design and manufacturing experience and countless creative and industry awards and accolades, and has been a tireless contributor to the board of directors for the past two years.
“It’s an exciting time for POPAI … I’m looking forward to working with our new board to deliver growth, value for our members and progress for the industry.”