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ADIA Board Strengthened By Manufacturing Experience

ADIA Board Strengthened By Manufacturing Experience

8th Mar 16

Summary —

ADIA has appointed Ms Samantha Cheetham of SDI Limited to its Board.  Ms Cheetham serves as the joint Chief Executive Officer of the publicly listed SDI Limited, Australia’s largest manufacturer of dental products that exports globally.

Key Issues For The Dental Industry —

Australia’s peak business organisation representing dental product manufacturers and suppliers, the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), has appointed Ms Samantha Cheetham of SDI Limited to its Board.  Ms Cheetham serves as the joint Chief Executive Officer of the publicly listed SDI Limited, Australia’s largest manufacturer of dental products with reported sales of AUD$68.7m in FY2014-15.

The announcement that Ms Cheetham has been appointed to the ADIA Board was made on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016.

In announcing the appointment the ADIA National President, Mr Mike Covey, said that given the Association has a strong commitment to supporting local businesses that manufacture dental products the Directors were excited by the contribution that Samantha will bring to ADIA's work supporting the nation's dental manufacturing sector.

Of the eight directors on the ADIA Board, four are appointed on a skills basis to ensure that the Association has available to it the expertise required to maintain its leadership in the dynamic commercial, technical and regulatory environment in which the dental industry works.

Ms Cheetham said that it is a genuine privilege to have been selected as an ADIA Director and in making this remark she noted that ADIA enjoys extraordinary levels of support from businesses across the industry. 

"Australian dental product manufacturers face unique challenges and I hope that ADIA, its members and the broader industry is able to benefit from my perspective in this area,” Ms Cheetham said.

The ADIA Board also reappointed Mr Craig Young of A-dec International as a Director, his second three-year team on the ADIA Board.

In a year that ADIA embarks upon the task of developing a next-generation strategic plan, these appointments provide the Board with the capacity that will ensure we can deliver initiatives that will allow businesses to grow, create jobs and operate sustainably.

Member Engagement —

ADIA provides leadership, strategy, advocacy and support. Our members set our agenda, fund our activities and directly benefit from the results. With respect to ADIA Board appointment, Directors consider expressions of interest received from the entire membership which are then reviewed by the ADIA Board – Governance Subcommittee that makes a binding recommendation.

Currency of Information —

This update was issued on 8 March 2016 and please note that changes in circumstances after the publication of material or information may impact upon its accuracy and also change regulatory compliance obligations.

Disclaimer —

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