The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC) has announced that Mark Goodsell  will take on the role of Executive Director for the AAMC.

AAMC Chair John Pollaers welcomed the appointment of Goodsell, currently Head of Manufacturing at the Australian Industry Group, 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. Pollaers warmly complimented outgoing executive director 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,” said Pollaers. “The CEO-led AAMC has been at the forefront of shifting the conversation around manufacturing as a direct result of that start-up phase.

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

The AAMC is a CEO-led private sector initiative pursuing Australian success in advanced manufacturing. The AAMC brings together industry leadership to drive innovation success and resilience in the Australian economy.