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New Pacific National CEO appointed

Dean Dalla Valle has been appointed CEO of Pacific National.
Dalla Valle brings with him four decades of experience with BHP Billiton, most recently as its Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for marketing and distribution of commodities, the global Health Safety and Environment program, technology and the Samarco recovery project in Brazil. Prior to this, Dean was President of BHP Billiton’s international coal business.
“With his depth of background in the successful management of large, capital intensive businesses, his knowledge of supply chain dynamics and his extensive hands-on operational knowledge and experience, Dean is an excellent fit for Pacific National,” said Russell Smith, Executive Chairman, Pacific National.
“As CEO, Dean will be extremely well placed to lead Pacific National as we continue to deliver on the company’s plans to strengthen and grow the business, leveraging the expected expansion in the national freight task over coming years.”
Dean will commence his role at Pacific National on 17 July 2017 and current Pacific National CEO David Irwin will step into an advisory role with the company, supporting the Board and Dean.
“I would like to express my gratitude to David Irwin for his many years of service with Pacific National,” Smith added. “The company is stronger for his leadership and I know we will continue to benefit from his deep knowledge of the freight and logistics sector in future.”
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) welcomed the appointment.
“At a time of considerable change in the Australian freight logistics industry, Dean Dalla Valle’s will be a welcome addition to the policy debate around supply chain efficiency and safety and the requirements of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy,” the ALC said in a statement.

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