AAMC appoints Mark Goodsell as new executive director

The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC) has welcomed new leadership into its organisation. It has announced that Mark Goodsell, current Head of Manufacturing at the Australian Industry Group, will take on the role of executive director for the AAMC.

AAMC Chair, Mr John Pollaers, welcomed Mr Goodsell’s appointment as part of an important strategy to build closer alignment with Ai Group and significantly expand the work begun by the foundation members and executive of the AAMC.

Mr Pollaers warmly complimented outgoing ED, Jennifer Conley, on her contribution in establishing the organisation.

“Jenny built enormous good will for advanced manufacturing among stakeholder networks – indeed among our most influential policymakers – and translated complex issues into clear communications for a broad audience. The CEO-led AAMC has been at the forefront of shifting the conversation around manufacturing as a direct result of that start-up phase,” he said.

“Mark is eminently qualified to be taking the Council’s work to its next phase of expansion pursuing success for Australia’s manufacturing sector,” Mr Pollaers said.

“With almost thirty years with the Australian Industry Group, Mark has a deep understanding of manufacturing and the enormous demands of 21st century global business.”

Ai Group chief executive, Innes Willox, said: “Ai Group is looking forward to deepening our already close involvement with the AAMC and building on our engagement with its members. These companies are among those at the forefront of new models of Australian manufacturing success.”