Jamieson resigns from PIAA Board

There has been no slowdown in the rate of change on the Printing Industries board, as Graham Jamieson resigns, with Anthony Pittaway, manager, Discus Demand, replacing him.


This follows on from Matt Aitken being replaced on the board in May, Peter Lane, SA representative being replaced in January, and Kieran May stepping down and being replaced by Walter Kuhn in May 2017.


Printing Industries describes it as a generational change in industry leadership, driving momentum. With elections for board members set to take place at the end of the year, more changes could yet occur. The association says it encourages members to take part, nominate, and vote for their preferred candidates, with the process beginning in September.


Jamieson says, “The opportunity to be a Board member at PIAA has been a real 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.”


Jamieson is the general manager of Picton Press, currently in voluntary administration over $9m owed to creditors, including $1.3m to the ATO. The company is still trading, and seeking a sale or restructure to pay back its debts. Printing Industries clarified the succession planning predated Picton Press entering administration, with Pittaway originally turning down the offer due to a lack of time to commit to the organisation.


Walter Kuhn, president, PIAA, explains, “It has been planned for some time, and was going to happen within a certain period. It was opportunistic that Anthony was available to take on the role. He was not ready at that time, but now he is. It was pre-planned, and part of our strategy to bring new people onto the board.


“Pittaway has been in the industry for 30-odd years, knows the industry, knows the people, and he has ink in his veins. He has been involved in a number of businesses, and managed them, understands what the industry wants and needs.”


Pittaway will attend the upcoming AGM representing Western Australia and says he is excited about the nationally aligned National Print Awards.


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.”


On Jamieson, Kuhn 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.


“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.”


Andrew Macaulay, CEO, PIAA says the renewal in governance is indicative of the refreshed involvement avenues that are open to members of the association.


He says, “Pittaway is a long-time, enthusiastic printer who will bring fresh ideas to the board. We are excited to see the change, as part of the refreshing of the board, and encourage members to participate in the elections at the end of the year. It is your association, and you should have your say.


"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.


“These Committees are being established in each State and this member leadership initiative provides a further succession planning opportunity for the emerging generation within Printing Industries and will allow members for more regular and individualised communications.”

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