Australasian Supply Chain Institute launches Canberra Chapter

4 Mar 2021 10:51 AM | Monique Fenech

Sydney, 4 March 2021: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), has announced a new Chapter in the Australian Capital Territory to deliver continued professional development to members in the region.

ASCI’s Continued Professional Development Program includes webinars, events, seminars, conferences, professional certifications and short courses that, when attended, satisfy the maintenance obligations of Registrants under the Professional Accreditation Scheme – the first Scheme of its kind for supply chain management in Australasia. 

Appointed in voluntary roles to lead the new ACT Chapter are:

  • Gary Pearce, ACT Chapter President
  • Daniel Harding, ACT Chapter Vice President

Gary Pearce RegPracILS is a Registered Practitioner (Integrated Logistics Support) under the Professional Accreditation Scheme. He is a proficient and qualified Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) Manager with over 49 years’ experience working in various ADF (21 years), Public (12 years) and Private (16 years) sectors. 

With a Masters in both Logistics Management and Project Management, Gary has demonstrated experience in ILS, asset management, project management, supply chain, logistics engineering, procurement logistics, materials management, maintenance, technical support, documentation/data, test/trials and training development and conduct. In addition, Gary, based on his experience and knowledge, been awarded the Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) by the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA). He is a former SCLAA President and past Board Director of SCLAA.

Daniel Harding has had over 30 years' experience working in managerial roles in Manufacturing, Operational Excellence & Supply Chain for a number of major organisations including Johnson & Johnson, MSD, AstraZeneca & Dairy Farmers. Four years ago Daniel joined Seeing Machines in Canberra and is currently the Supply Chain Director responsible for logistics & procurement. 

ASCI’s ACT Chapter will run an International Women’s Day breakfast reflecting the international theme #choosetochallenge with a keynote Esther McVicar, Executive Manager, Systems & Quality, Royal Australian Mint hosted at the SAP office in Deakin. The Chapter has also commenced Meet & Greet online sessions on the last Thursday afternoon of each month for new members to meet the Chapter Committee.

According to ASCI President, Alexandra Riha RegPracOps, there is an identified cohort of supply chain management experts in Canberra that specialise across Integrated Logistics Support, procurement, operations and logistics – our four streams of Registration.

“We have a long term growth strategy for our Professional Accreditation Scheme and are pleased to welcome Gary Pearce and Daniel Harding onboard in our new ACT Chapter as we strive to achieve our plans for the region,” she said.


About Australasian Supply Chain Institute

Australasian Supply Chain Institute is the not-for-profit Professional Accreditation Body for Supply Chain Management In Australia. Drawing from its education heritage since 1964, ASCI has developed a professional framework to the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority and runs a Professional Accreditation Scheme that makes available registration to the entire supply chain management community.

ASCI provides access to a Continued Professional Development program, including global industry certifications, webinars, events, podcasts, research and resources for registration maintenance and professional learning. 

Please visit for more information about our registrations, memberships and programs. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.

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