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The Chemistry Australia Board comprises leading Chief Executive Officers and Managing Directors from the Australian chemistry industry. The Board provides leadership to our industry on a range of strategically important issues and ensures that the activities of Chemistry Australia are directed to those areas and services that provide greatest value to members.

Jonathan Clancy Jonathan Clancy
Chair, Chemistry Australia;
Independent Director

Jonathan was previously Chief Executive Officer of Qenos, the sole manufacturer of polyethylene in Australia, in 2009. 

Jonathan has extensive experience in change management and strategy. He took the lead role in ensuring the successful integration of ChemChina International with Qenos and has subsequently driven an extensive Knowledge Exchange program.

Jonathan was the Managing Director on the Qenos Board and a member of the ChemChina joint venture (Bluestar) Board.

Jonathan is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Business (Distinction) and also holds Post Graduate Qualifications in Business.

John Cerini

John Cerini
Integrated Packaging Group

John has been the CEO of the Integrated Packaging Group since 2003. Prior to joining IPG John was a Senior Executive and Divisional General Manager in the Amcor packaging business for 10 years and CEO of Detmold Packaging for five years.

Since joining IPG, John has capitalised on growth opportunities in flexible packaging in industrial materials handling, and the horticulture and agricultural crop packaging sectors. This has been achieved through acquisition, organic growth and a commitment to research and development.

John has a broad range of successes that include business turnaround, Asian based manufacturing, joint venture establishment and acquisition.

Cameron Dunn
Managing Director
FBT Transwest

Cameron joined FBT Transwest as Managing Director in 2009. Prior to this, Cameron has held senior roles within the Transport and Logistics Industry in a career that commenced in 1986 at United Tankers. He has worked in the Industry for businesses providing specialised services for the chemical, plastics and food sectors.

A career highlight was in 1998 when he was awarded the Young Western Australian Transport and Logistics Professional of the Year.He is on the Board of the Victorian Transport Association (VTA) and holds the position of Vice President. Cameron is also Deputy Chairman of the National Bulk Tanker Association (NBTA) and on the board of ARTIO – Vic.

Cameron completed his education at MBS and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the CEO Institute.

David Hawkins

David Hawkins
Chairman and Managing Director
BASF Australia Limited

David has been Chairman and Managing Director of BASF Australia and New Zealand since July 2016. 

Prior to this, he was Head of Corporate Functions for Australia and New Zealand. This role included the subregional management of Finance, Tax, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Procurement, Real Estate and Information Management, as well as the country management operations of New Zealand.

David joined BASF in 1999 to run the Information Technology platform and its broadening to include Supply Chain. In 2004, he was appointed Director of the Service Platform and the directorships of BASF’s Australian companies in 2005.

Prior to BASF, David held a number of roles in a world-leading Australian subsidiary of a UK glass manufacturing business, including manufacturing management, strategy, business re-engineering, systems design and implementation.

David is a graduate of Monash University with bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering and Science (Applied Mathematics). He holds a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University and is a graduate member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.


Barry Kelly
Managing Director
LyondellBasell Australia

From mid-2003 to present, Barry has been the Managing Director LyondellBasell Australia & a Director of PolyPacific Australia. From end 2004 to 2010, he was also a Board member for the Plastics & Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA).

Barry was involved in Basell International management roles, participating in corporate Strategy development and sale of various businesses for Basell & its predecessor companies in the Netherlands from 1999 to 2001 and was responsible for the South American & Asian operations of Basell’s Joint venture companies from 2001 to mid 2003.

Barry was Site Manager for the Basell (formerly Montell) Clyde plant from 1995 to 1999.  From 1992 to 1995, he was a member of the Shell Clyde (Sydney) site management team, and from 1988 to 1992, a member of the Shell Carrington Site (UK) Management team. Barry is experienced in oil refining and polymers manufacturing in Australia and abroad (UK, Netherlands & Belgium).

Barry is a graduate in chemical engineering from Queensland University (1979) & in Economics from Macquarie University (NSW) (1985).

Dr Grant Lukey

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Coogee Chemicals

Grant joined Coogee Chemicals in 2006 in a commercial and operational role having primary responsibility for the methanol plant in Victoria. Previously Grant was General Manager of a company connected with Fletcher Building Limited that licensed green concrete technology. He was appointed CEO of Coogee Chemicals in July 2015.

With a background is in Chemical Engineering, Grant also holds a PhD in minerals processing and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University (AMP 188).

 Louis Vega

Louis A. Vega
President & Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand
Vice President Olympic & Sports Solutions
The Dow Chemical Company

As President & MD, Vega is accountable for all operations across Australia and New Zealand; leading Dow’s 400 employees, four manufacturing sites and seven business centers. He is charged with the Region’s growth strategy, revenue and profitability, ‘go to market’ strategy, business development, investment decisions and multiple third party collaborations. 

In his role as Vice President of Olympic & Sports Solutions, Vega is responsible for extracting the full business and brand value of Dow’s partnerships with the Olympic Movement, NASCAR Racing, the PGA and all of Dow’s sports franchises to drive revenue growth for the Company. Vega has established a business structure uniquely positioned to harness the combined power of the Dow brand, the Olympic Movement and Dow’s sports partnerships to drive revenue opportunities for Dow and value for Dow stakeholders. In this role, Vega serves as the primary focal point to the International Olympic Committee, sports federations and Host Committees for upcoming Olympic Games.

Prior to joining Dow, Vega’s career was a progressive series of roles in Washington, DC; from Capitol Hill to the Executive Branch, over the span of 12 years.  He has a degree in Government & Public Relations from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico and currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

 Sean Winstone Sean Winstone
Vice President – Continuous Manufacturing
BE (Chem, Hons), Grad Cert Business Management (Executive).
Sean joined Orica in 1989 and has worked across a variety of manufacturing roles including Kooragang Island Site Manager and Global Ammonium Nitrate Manufacturing Manager. Prior to his current role he was Sustainability Manager for the  Australia/Asia region.


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