Ross Pilling

Ross Pilling - Chairman and Managing Director , BASF Australia & New Zealand

Ross is the Chairman and Managing Director for BASF in Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 30 years’ experience in highly regulated chemicals, manufacturing and services industries across Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK.

Ross is a Board Member of the Australian Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association and Deputy National President for the Australian Industry Group. He is on the Industry Advisory Committee of RMIT’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering and on the Board of the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.

From 2004 until taking up his current role in 2008, Ross was Managing Director of BASF Asia Pacific Service Centre in Malaysia with responsibility for establishing a shared services centre to deliver HR, Finance and IT services to 60 BASF companies in 16 Asian countries.

Ross joined BASF Australia Ltd in 1999 as Business Director with responsibility for the trans-Tasman Shared Services Platform. He introduced significant organisational and process change in the Supply Chain, IT and assets utilization areas. He was appointed Director in 2002.

He is a graduate of The University of Liverpool (UK) in Metallurgy & Materials Science (Hons). He completed his Masters in Industrial Engineering and Administration at the Cranfield Institute of Technology (UK).

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