Project Industry Briefing: Project Banksia
Monday 3 October 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Opening Address & Introduction - Andrew Bradley, ICN Victoria
Presentation - Jonah Smith, Executive Director of the Seqirus Project Banksia
Presentation - Matt Radcliffe, Construction Manager, Project Banksia
Presentation - Mike Gong, Director of Global Sourcing Leads MRO, CSL Bahring
Gateway Portal Presentation
All panelists Q&A
Senior Industry Adviser
Having joined ICN Victoria in 2007 as Grampians Regional Manager, Andrew is currently the Senior Industry Liaison, a position that is crucial to delivering the state government’s Local Jobs First Policy. Andrew has extensive experience in this field and works cross-functionally within ICN to ensure that all of our customers’ needs are met.
Maintaining and improving the level of Australian businesses with onshore operations acts as one of Andrew’s key motivators, which in turn involves regularly bringing together project owners, buyers, and suppliers from across the state to Help Local Win.
Jonah Smith is the Executive Director of Project Banksia, responsible for the construction, commissioning, qualification and start-up of a new greenfield manufacturing facility for CSL Seqirus, which will manufacture cell-based influenza vaccines for global distribution and Products of National Significance (antivenoms and Q Fever vaccine) for the Australian public.
Jonah has been with the CSL group for 17 years, holding various manufacturing and project management leadership roles based on CSL Seqirus’ Parkville site. He also spent two years leading the manufacturing operations at CSL Seqirus’ site in Liverpool, UK, manufacturing egg-based influenza vaccines.
Jonah returned to Australia in 2018 to lead the Parkville Site and in 2020 he transitioned to a new project management role, leading Project Banksia.
Jonah holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry and Biotechnology). Prior to joining CSL, Jonah held engineering and production management roles in the food manufacturing industry with Kraft Foods Ltd.
Matthew has extensive large pharmaceutical and health project experience including 4 years at Pfizer in the USA, 4 years at CSL Parkville, 3 years at Peter McCallum Victorian Comprehensive Cancer
Center and Casey Hospital Expansion Project in Berwick. Commencing with Watpac in 2015, Matthew worked through the transition to Besix Watpac and is focused on creating win-win relationships with
subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, and our clients.
Mike Gong is the Director of Global Sourcing Leads MRO at CSL Behring, and the CSL Capital Sourcing lead for APAC. Mike is an experienced sourcing manager with over 15 years’ experience in project engineering, capital sourcing and has extensive manufacturing experience. His skills include strategic sourcing at Direct and Indirect spend within a manufacturing field, plant management experience including production, engineering and logistic, and international working experience across Europe, USA and Asia. Mike holds a Master and Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.
Global Sourcing Leads MRO
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