Our People


Steve Nicholson
Acting CEO ANZ and
Director of Corporate Affairs

Steve has been with the group for 16 years and has an extensive background working in senior roles both in Australia and NZ but also Asia and the UK.

Steve is also the regional spokesperson for our sustainability initiatives and as sole ANZ director is responsible for the sound governance and company compliance with regulatory authorities.

Jo Semidang
Country Manager Australia and
Deputy Regional CEO ANZ

Jo came on board in July 2021 as the Australian Country Manager for both Solaris Paper and the Sorbent Paper Company and Deputy CEO for ANZ.

Jo has over 15 years of experience in global consumer electronics and FMCG across the Asia Pacific region. Jo has extensive experience in marketing, regional brand management and strategic business planning, with strong leadership capability. Jo is a Mechanical Engineer with MBA in Business Management.

In Jo’s spare time, he enjoys good food and coffee and loves travelling.

Greg Ayers - GM 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.

Alex Hazay - GM Sales

Alex has joined Solaris Paper in January 2020 as a General Manager with responsibility across commercial and marketing functions in the business.


Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Business Administration, Master’s Degree in International business and has an extensive FMCG background working across various retailers and suppliers within local and global organisations.


His experience includes dynamic and diverse categories across both Retail and B2B covering general management, strategy, brand marketing, innovation and operations.


In his spare time Alex enjoys spending time with his young family and being active outdoors.

Soft on the Environment

PEFC Certified

100% of our fibre is certified sustainable

Dispersible, biodegradable toilet paper

Suitable for all systems

Cartons & core are recyclable

Find your local plastic packaging recycler here

Supporting Australia

Solaris Paper is an Australian company supporting local jobs