Picton Press owner Graham Jamieson is departing from his role as WA representative for the Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) board of directors, with Anthony Pittaway, manager of Perth based Discus Demand set to take over.
Pittaway will be representing his state at the association’s AGM, along with being involved in the upcoming National Print Awards. He has been involved in the print industry for nearly 30 years, along with having been a member of the WA PICA committee and being convenor of the LIA WA division.
Jamieson says, “The opportunity to be a Board member at PIAA has been a pleasure and a privilege and I value all the relationships that have been made, both people and companies alike. The association is in good hands and I wish to congratulate Anthony on his appointment to the Board.”
The PIAA says Jamieson has contributed to the association for more than 10 years.
Picton Press is in voluntary administration, owing a total debt of around $9m, including $1.3m to the ATO. The association says the change to its board predates Jamieson’s business being placed in administration.
Walter Kuhn, president, PIAA says, “We are grateful for all Graham has contributed within the Visual Communication sector. Graham has been an essential member of Our Association and Printing Industries owes a great deal to his valuable leadership.
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“As poignant as it is, to farewell Graham who has made such a lasting impact on the industry, it is exciting to welcome new skills and fresh vision. Printing Industries welcomes Anthony Pittaway as he joins the Board as the WA representative. We have every confidence that Anthony will assist us in setting, achieving, and furthering our industry’s goals and vision.”
Pittaway says, “This is an opportunity I am eager to become involved in, and I look forward to contributing to the direction and focus of our peak industry association.
“I am a WA born and bred person, so I have a passion for WA members. I am hoping to get a feel for the role and bring my passion and energy to it.”
The industry body is also asking for expressions of interest from its members to join consulting committees in each state.
Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA says, “We have sought nominations for the Member Consultative Committees. National member feedback has seen this structure established to enable more constant feedback to your board via the state director.”
PIAA members are able to lodge expressions of interest by Friday 22nd June to [email protected]
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