Elisabeth Mannes


Lis has over 30 years of international experience in Industrial and FMCG companies in Europe and Australasia. She is currently the Executive General Manager of CHEP Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brambles Limited (ASX: BXB). She brings global leadership skills and has an impressive depth and breadth of experience in operational excellence and business transformations.

This has included managing for growth as well as business integrations. Prior to joining CHEP she was Executive General Manager of the Consumer and Industrial Division, of Pact Group Holdings and previous to this she was Operations and Business Development Director of Tip Top, a division of George Weston Foods (GWF), one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest food manufacturers.

Lis holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University (UK) and an MBA from Warwick University (UK). She is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE). Lis is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors (GAICD) and was a founding board member of the NFP, National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO).

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