Sarah Leo joins Printing Industries board

January 11, 2018 / Comments Off on Sarah Leo joins Printing Industries board


Printing Industries Association of Australia thanks Peter Lane for nearly 27 years of industry leadership, as he announces his resignation from the Board, and is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sarah Leo from Openbook Howden in South Australia to the Board of Directors.

Peter has made significant contribution to print sector leadership for nearly three decades on the board of the industry’s peak body, and having served multiple terms as both President and currently Secretary. As the industry moves forward, Peter has been instrumental in seeking generational transfer in leadership, and has assisted in the succession planning for the representative from South Australia.

Walter Kuhn, President of Printing Industries, says, “Our industry is stronger due to decisions made by Peter Lane. On behalf of the print sector I thank Peter for all that he has done.”

Sarah commences effective immediately on the board.

Walter Kuhn says, “Sarah’s appointment represents an exciting generational change in our board. Her extensive experience in marketing and promoting print brings extended capability to our already comprehensive board composition. Sarah is engaged with the membership and will provide a valuable fresh perspective as we invigorate our association’s governance”.

“2017 has been a transformational year for the association as we have implemented major IT infrastructure projects, absorbed the Packaging Council of Australia and delivered valuable member services in the areas of workplace relations, government lobbying, events and Sustainable Green Print. We are looking to the future as a commercially sustainable association that delivers quantifiable value to members. It is critical our board has the skills and the representation across the industry to deliver our refreshed strategy”.

“Sarah’s appointment reflects considered and strategic succession planning that the association is progressing across all states. We are dependent on younger members of the industry from varied sectors to raise their hands and consider board representation to ensure we can keep refreshing the association”, Kuhn says.

Sarah Leo says, “As an industry, we have shouldered significant changes and the resulting transformation is exciting and encouraging.  Print in all of its forms, continues to demonstrate significant ROI for clients and I look forward to assisting the board to communicate our industry’s brand proposition”.

“We would like to formally acknowledge the contribution that Peter has made to the board, and wish him well in his future endeavours”, Kuhn says.

Andrew Macaulay, CEO of Printing Industries, thanks Peter Lane for the counsel and backgrounding on association history that Peter has shared with him. Macaulay says, “Peter has provided me with invaluable insights into our Association, and this has guided me as we move the association forward. I thank Peter sincerely for his contribution.”