Whakatane Mill – Brett Keen, International Sales Manager and Ball & Doggett – Brad Partington, General Manager – Packaging

Whakatane Mill - Brett Keen, International Sales Manager and Ball & Doggett - Brad Partington, General Manager - Packaging : Day 4 Session 1


Session : Transformational ANZ Supply Chain Partnership – Driving Innovation and Future Experiences

Creating steadfast relationships within Ball & Doggett and suppliers are important in the fabric of moving with a changing landscape that is the Australian packaging landscape.

Join Brett Keen and Brad Partington as they deliver discussions on transformational ANZ supply chain partnerships.

Showcased as an industry first at Australia’s largest packaging exhibition, APPEX 2024 our stand sat amongst 450 others whilst we delivered a successful four day campaign including twelve live sessions with international and domestic specialists within the packaging supply chain. The ‘Live Experience’ platform focused on driving education, sharing expert insights from across the supply chain that impacts delivery of sustainable packaging into the industry.

As the Australian packaging industry navigates an unprecedented change, these conversations are more relevant than ever.

We know you will find this session insightful and invite you to journey with us and explore each of the live sessions captured for you to enjoy, learn from and share with your network.

Ball & Doggett is proud to partner with APPEX 2024 to deliver this experience for the Australian packaging industry.

With thanks to ecoporium by Ball & Doggett’s media partnership with PKN Packaging News.

Brett Keen, International Sales Manager

Both domestically and abroad, Brett Keen has been involved in the paper and packaging industry for over 20 years with particular expertise in fibre-based packaging. Brett’s previous roles include General Manager for Packaging and Roll Solutions at BJ Ball along with and various industry management rolls in NZ and the UK.

Brett joined the Whakatane Mill in 2021 and was tasked with the responsibility of re-introducing the Formakote range into the New Zealand and Australian markets establishing partnerships and working closely with converters and brand owners on delivering their packaging and sustainability initiatives. In recent times Brett has taken on the role of Sales Manager for International markets. Whakatane Mill is the only Folding Boxboard mill in Oceania offering a comprehensive range of high-quality Packaging boards.

With Brett’s knowledge and expertise in the packaging sector, Brett is focused on delivering growth and solution-based outcomes for customers and brand owners in our industry.

Brad Partington, General Manager – Packaging

With an impressive career spanning over twenty years within the Ball & Doggett’s group, Brad Partington oversees procurement, sales channels for packaging products, and manages significant supply agreements. His accolades include winning the Printing Industries of NSW Future Leaders award in 2013 and being the national runner-up in the same category. Brad’s adaptability and leadership shine as he navigates various roles within Ball & Doggett, embodying the values of teamwork by relocating his family twice.

He leads by example, adhering to the motto “Strive to be YOUR best,” and drives innovation while fostering strong relationships in the packaging and print industries. His commitment to ethical business practices and genuine desire for everyone’s success form the foundation of his interactions with suppliers, customers, and internal teams.

Brad’s dedication and leadership are instrumental in shaping the company’s trajectory.


Hosted by Zaidee Jackson (AAIP), National Business Development Manager – Sustainable Packaging