Pro-Pac Group Board of Directors

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Rupert Harrington

MSc, B Tech, CDipAF, MAICD

(Non-Executive Director – appointed 6 November 2017)

Mr Harrington is an experienced company Director with over 30 years’ experience as a Non-Executive Director of companies operating in manufacturing, industrial services, health and technology. He has been involved in Private Equity since 1987 and is considered to be one of the key founders of the Australian industry.

Mr Harrington is Non-Executive Chair of Clover Corporation Limited (ASX: CLV), Director of Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX: IDX) and was previously a Director of Bradken Limited, Advent Partners and others.

Mr Harrington is Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee 


Mark Blackburn

Diploma of Business (Accounting) , CPA, MAICD

(Non- Executive Director – appointed 23 November 2022)

Mr Blackburn is an experienced executive and director with financial qualifications. He has extensive senior finance management experience within ASX and NYSE listed corporations and has held Chief Financial Officer roles at McMillan Shakespeare, iSelect, IOOF, Ausdoc Limited and the Laminex Group.

Mr Blackburn is a non-executive director, and chair of the audit committee, of Lifestyle Communities Limited

Mr Blackburn is the Chair of the Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee.


John Cerini

Bachelor of Science (Majors in Applied Science and Chemical Engineering)

(Executive Chairman & CEO – appointed 3 October 2022)

Mr Cerini is a seasoned executive with extensive industry and manufacturing experience, and was CEO of Integrated Packaging for 12 years before it was acquired by Pro-Pac, as well as Pro-Pac’s Chief Operating Officer for 2 years. Prior to joining Integrated Packaging, Mr Cerini spent 5 years as the CEO of Detmold Industrial Packaging, and 4 years as the Divisional General Manager of the Metal Packaging Group at Amcor Limited.

Mr Cerini has also held a number of industry board positions, including a Chemistry Australia Board member from 2015 to 2019, Board Chairman of Stratex Pty Limited from 2010-2017 and board member of CRC For Polymers from 2012-2018.



Kathleen Forbes


(Company Secretary and General Counsel - appointed 17 October 2018)

Ms Forbes has over 25 years of legal and company secretarial experience. Her past roles include General Counsel at Salmat Limited and General Counsel and Company Secretarial roles with Corporate Express Australia Limited. She started her career at national law firm Clayton Utz where she spent 5 years. Kathleen is admitted as a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court.

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