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PACIA announces new CEO

The Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association has announced that CEO Margaret Donnan will be departing after six years in the role, with Samantha Read appointed as her replacement.

“We are delighted to have Samantha join the PACIA team and look forward to her leadership of the industry to build and promote a vibrant market sector,” said Sam Bastounas, PACIA’s chairman, in a statement.

“We thank her for her leadership of the industry over the last six years and wish her every success in future,” said Bastounas of Donnan.

Read has served as CEO of the Biofuels Association of Australia, and has also had senior roles in the steel and automotive sector, including on the board of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.

Read will begin her role on January 13.

To read Manufacturers’ Monthly’s August interview with departing CEO Margaret Donnan, click here.

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