September 2013

Aerosol Association of Australia elects new President

The Aerosol Association of Australia has elected John Bigley as its new President. Bigley is Managing Director – Metal Australasia for Ardagh Group, Australia’s largest manufacturer of tinplate and aluminum aerosol cans.

He joined the Aerosol Association of Australia’s Executive Committee in 2011 and has chaired the Association’s PR and Marketing Working Group since its inception in early 2012.

Bigley has worked in the packaging industry for 25 years, including serving as Manufacturing Director for the Specialities Division of Ardagh Metal in Europe and various regional roles with Metal Box, US Can and Impress.

He was also previously the Chairman of the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association and the (UK) Metal Packaging Manufacturers’ Association.

Commenting on his new role, John Bigley noted:  “I am honored to be elected as President of an association which is recognized by its peers as pioneering many important industry initiatives ranging from promoting awareness of aerosol recyclability to its bi-annual industry awards which recognise innovation and excellence in the industry.”

“I am also keen to build upon my predecessor’s work in reviewing and expanding the range of services offered to Association members and ensuring that the Association takes a leadership role in important imperatives such as sustainability and product stewardship.”

Former Association President, Lindsay Showyin, will retain his Presidency of the Asian Aerosol Federation and chair its next meeting in Sydney, Australia in April 2014.