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Meet the Executives

Learn about the team that drives Sadleirs forward.

CEO of Sadleirs

Ian Kent

Chief Executive Officer

After 20 years in financial services Ian has been in Logistics since 2004 in a range of senior management and CEO roles. Ian joined the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group as CEO in December 2015 to lead a well-positioned, historic organisation through difficult economic times in a rapidly changing world. With a great team across the country the group is ideally placed to help our customers meet their future needs.

Director Commercial Services

Alun Powell

Director – Commercial Services

Alun began his career as a Management Trainee with a UK Shipping Line in 1974. He then moved to Australia and held management roles in the Global Freight Forwarding & Custom Brokerage industry. Alun is a specialist in the International freight supply chain.

Alun joined Sadleirs Group in 1997, becoming an Executive Director in 1999 and he is now responsible for Group Commercial Services.

Chief Financial Officer

Gary Pyne

Chief Financial Officer

Gary has been the CFO for the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group for almost three years. He has worked in Transport and Logistics related businesses for over 28 years in Australia and New Zealand.  He also has direct responsibility for the management of the Plantagenet Winery and Vineyards.

National Human Resources Manager

Phil Scott

National Human Resources Manager

Phil joined the Sadleirs Team in 2013 having had an extensive career in HR and Recruitment Services and has been involved in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain industries for over 5 years. Phil holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Commercial Law and Management from Curtin University.

As the Human Resources Manager, Phil is responsible for leading and managing the provision of generalist HR services, whilst aiming to enhance the HR function within the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group. He is tasked with ensuring that our organisation has a clear vision, compelling values and to promote a culture of excellence, teamwork, accountability and results.

Chief Operating Officer

David Cox

Chief Operating Officer

David Cox has been with Sadleirs since February 2016 when he started in the role of WA State Manager. In July 2017 he took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, focusing on ensuring best practice and best customer service is achieved through all our Australian operations.

Prior to joining Sadleirs, David spent 7 years with a Heavy Haulage Mining Specialist managing on road and mine site operations, as well as special projects throughout Australia in his role of Executive General Manager.

David also comes with extensive experience, over 15 years, in various Senior Management roles in concrete supply and quarry operations along the East Coast of Australia.

General Manager Packaging

Glen Davies

General Manager - Packaging

Glen commenced working in the packaging industry in 1991 and joined the Sadleirs Group in 1996 as a Sales Representative in Cliff Street, Fremantle.
This is his 21st year with the business and has held the General Managers position since 2004. He is currently Chairman of AFIBCA – the governing body of the Australian bulk bag industry.

Chief Information Officer

David Gibson

Chief Information Officer

David is a PRINCE2 & ITIL-qualified CIO with a successful background in, transport, manufacturing, utilities and international sectors. With a broad range of IT experience David has worked for organisations including Bluescope Lysaght and Anglian Water Group.
David has a strategic approach to successful IT leadership, ensuring all business stakeholders and customers are engaged in the process of delivering IS results that utilise emerging technology solutions.

Sadleirs Director

Tom Wisdom


Tom is a Board Director and a member of the Samson Family. He has 18 years experience within Agribusiness and Corporate Finance, most recently as a portfolio Director at CBA. Tom is responsible for projects and strategic initiatives within the Lionel Samson Sadleirs Group.