Chair - Mark Chellew

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Mark Chellew brings extensive knowledge of the manufacturing sector through his role as CEO of construction and lime materials producer Adelaide Brighton.

During his 13-year tenure he transformed the cement group into one of Australia’s top 100 companies with a strategy that included vertical integration of quarry and premixed cement concrete operations, diversifying the product range and enhancing Adelaide Brighton’s position in lime supply to the resource sector.

“Manufacturing has a strong future in this country if we can ensure policy settings support innovation, competitiveness and growth,” Mr Chellew said.

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Executive Director - Ben Eade

Ben Eade has worked with Manufacturing Australia since its inception in 2011, helping the organisation to become a strong champion for Australia’s large manufacturing base.

Prior to joining Manufacturing Australia as its Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr Eade consulted extensively to corporate, not-for-profit and public organisations.