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Priyani Withanaarachchi


Priyani is a senior leader in supply chain with extensive experience across Operational Excellence, Strategy, Governance, Risk Management, Project Execution, Change Management and Finance in Australia and Asia Pacific. She has applied strategic thinking, a hands-on approach and a continuous improvement mindset to develop and executive innovative supply chain solutions. Her achievements include transforming supply chains for sustainability, developing best practices, improving customer experience through supply chainwide quality and developing teams and talent across supply chain functions. Her approach to collaborative problem-solving with a whole of business approach has contributed to win-win outcomes across the supply chain. She has led complex change projects in outsourcing, network optimisation, the establishment of a world-first distribution operation, supply chain standards, international logistics, intermodal freight, inventory optimisation, automation and system enhancements, reverse logistics and end-of-life product management. In her role as General Manager of Strategy and Governance for Nissan Motor Company, Priyani was responsible for strategic projects and governance across seven countries in the Asia Pacific Region.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, a Master of Business in Supply Chain Management and is a Fellow Certified Practicing Accountant. Priyani is passionate about diversity and inclusion and cares deeply about nurturing the next generation of leaders. She volunteers as a mentor and as a board member of not-for-profit organisations in her pursuit to make a difference by giving forward.

Master of Business (Supply Chain & Logistics), RMIT University

Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance), Swinburne University of Technology

Crisis Management for Leaders, Harvard Business School

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

MHFA Accredited First Aider

Member, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia

Fellow, Certified Practicing Accountants Australia

Member, The Institute of Company Directors Australia

Executive Board Member, Women in Supply Chain