Craig Brown, Sappi; Lou Tsoukalas, Ball & Doggett 

With the recent partnership between Ball & Doggett and Sappi, we unpack the journey into innovative barrier papers, global current state of play around these papers. We explore what’s on the horizon around further innovation answering to the “GLOBAL” question of sustainability.


Craig Brown Bio

With 30 plus years in the industry across the Australasian markets, Craig has a passion and knowledge for all things paper and packaging.

Currently MD for Sappi Australasia representing products from Sappi’s 19 mills across Europe, USA and South Africa.
Prior roles include former CEO of Ball & Doggett, CEO BJ Ball Group as well as various senior management roles across the journey including Packaging.

Craig has a particular like for packaging products and innovation in packaging. “ It is great to be part of the process of innovation from customer and paper mill concept to exciting new possibilities for packaging solutions in areas that were not possible with paper some years ago”

Sappi is a market leader across many traditional paper grades and now very much leading innovation in the manufacturing of Functional Papers with their barrier coating technology. Craig is looking forward to helping deliver these solutions locally in a market that is looking for sustainable packing option.

Lou Tsoukalas Bio

With over 30 years in the paper and packaging industry, both domestically and internationally, Lou Tsoukalas delivers expertise across Fibre, Rigid and Flexibles market sectors.
His business journey includes successful senior roles in sales and marketing and general management leading teams to successful outcomes; growth and diversification with international acumen.

As National Manager – Flexible Packaging for Ball & Doggett, the role drives strategic sales focussed initiative that delivers on fundamental outcomes in sales growth, profitability, customer satisfaction and product placement via market segmentation, sustainability, brand and customer engagement.
Lou and the depth and breadth of his experience, creates a uniqueness in the ability to offer a “solutions” based market engagement.