Solaris Paper

About Solaris Paper

About Solaris Paper

Solaris Paper is an Australian managed and operated tissue manufacturer focused on the Retail and Away-from-Home markets

Our products include premium bath tissue, paper towel and facial tissue. Our family of brands include LIVI® tissue, towels and dispensing systems, and EMPORIA® branded consumer tissue products – one of the fastest growing tissue brands in Australian Retail.

 

Our People

Paul Tonkin - CEO ANZ

Paul Tonkin - CEO ANZ

Paul joined us as our Group CEO for the ANZ region in 2017, and has had extensive CEO / CMO & C-suite leadership roles (marketing, sales, strategy) across blue-chip global healthcare and consumer goods companies, with multiple roles across APAC, Australia, NZ and Europe.

Paul holds a Master degree in Business Administration (RMIT), specialising in International Management and Marketing and has had broad industry career experiences. He has deep knowledge of business transformation, brand partnering and digital customer journeys.

Paul loves to spend his personal time travelling as well as catching up with family and friends, and whilst a passionate follower of the arts also manages to find time to enjoy plenty of sport, in particular, football!

David Cross - Country Manager

David Cross - Country Manager

David was appointed Country Manager for Solaris Paper in May 2017 with responsibility across all commercial and operational functions in the business.

David holds a Commerce degree majoring in marketing from UNSW and has an extensive FMCG background with blue chip organisations across Europe, Asia & Australia. His experience includes dynamic and diverse categories across both Retail and B2B covering general management, strategy, brand marketing, innovation and operations.

Outside of work, David is busy with his active family and he regularly participates in a range of sports. He is also a passionate traveller, including food & wine experiences wherever possible.

Yvonne Liu - Finance

Yvonne Liu - Finance

Yvonne joined us as Senior Analyst in 2016 and progressed to a FP&A Lead role in 2017. As a motivated commercially astute finance business partner with strong accounting and analytical skills, Yvonne always strives to add value to business and drive bottom line improvement. Prior to Solaris, Yvonne developed her accounting career in ASX 50 and SME across engineering, manufacturing and construction industries.

Yvonne spent 5 years at Downer Limited and worked in various high profile projects and businesses where she had proven business partner experience with GMs and C-level executives. She holds a Bachelors in Commerce with Majors in Accounting and Finance from UNSW.

In her personal time, Yvonne enjoys reading and travelling the world with her husband.

Melanie Beristain - HR

Melanie Beristain - HR

Melanie has over 17 years’ experience in recruitment and generalist HR.

Prior to joining Solaris as Head of HR in August 2018, Melanie worked within the FM sector for 8 years. She has enjoyed exposure to both corporate and operational HR roles, overseeing the People & Culture needs for large teams. Her particular strengths are in ER, performance management, change management, coordination of high-volume recruitment campaigns, and delivery of tailored training programmes to operational teams.

Melanie holds a degree in International Relations & Politics, and originally from England, she enjoys life in Sydney with her husband and long walks with her dog.

Greg Ayers - Operations

Greg Ayers - Operations

Greg is a Senior Operations and Supply Chain executive with 30 years of experience in pharmaceutical, food and Paper multinational organisations. As the head of Operations and Supply Chain, Greg leads the converting, safety, warehousing, planning, quality, engineering and distribution operations for Solaris Paper across Australia.

Prior to joining Solaris Paper Greg held General Manager and Director roles in Operations and Supply Chain in the food manufacturing industry. Greg has a passion for leading change programs across the entire supply chain and will pursue excellence and continuous improvement to achieve both competitive and transformative outcomes.

On a personal note, Greg loves nothing more than barbecuing for family and friends on weekends overlooking the beautiful Blue Mountains from his deck.

Simon O'Donnell - B2B Sales

Simon O'Donnell - B2B Sales

Simon joined Solaris Paper at the start of 2018 as the Head of Sales in the Away from Home channel and is responsible for the commercial division in which our key brand is Livi.

Prior to joining Solaris Paper, Simon has worked in extensive commercial roles across the motor industry, FMCG and paper manufacturing. These roles have included running national sales teams, responsible for national customers and leading market entry activities in Australia and New Zealand. Simon holds a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Sydney, specialising in Marketing and Project Management.

In his personal time, Simon enjoys spending time with his young family, watching an array of Australian sports and involvement in motorsport.

Careers
Careers

Solaris Paper has a variety of people from different backgrounds, experiences and walks of life, making our Company a really vibrant and interesting place to work.

Our culture is one where ideas and suggestions flow freely through meeting rooms and corridors, and where results are realised and celebrated as a team.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team,

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