Global supply chain consultancy TMX Transform has appointed ex-PwC and Woolworths supply chain heavyweight Linda Venables as a Strategic Advisor.
Linda joins TMX after three years with PwC, two of which were spent as the consultancy’s first ever Chief Supply Chain Officer.
"The collective intellectual property and end-to-end capability within TMX is impressive," Linda said.
"I am looking forward to contributing my own knowledge to a team made up of experts with decades of industry experience in Network and DC Design, Freight and Logistics, Planning and Property."
My aim is to help TMX clients ‘see around corners’ and to prepare for what lies ahead. Supply chains are increasingly complex, and strategic thinking and long-range planning have never been more important.
"With changing customer demands, emerging environmental and social legislation, and a constantly changing risk landscape, future-proofing supply chains has to be front of mind for executives and boards."
Travis Erridge, CEO of TMX Transform, said Linda exemplified TMX values.
Linda’s appointment further strengthens our two core values – supporting our people, and our customers. Her diverse working career, extensive industry experience, and passion for mentoring talent will be highly valuable. We’re fortunate to be able to attract such great talent.
Prior to moving to Australia, Linda worked in the UK and Europe for 3M, MasterFoods, and deployed ERP solutions across Nestle Europe, before moving into the third-party logistics sector with DHL.
In Australia, Linda has held senior roles in supply chain for Woolworths and, as Chief Logistics Officer for Metcash, transformed the grocery and liquor wholesaler’s supply chain.
Linda is experienced in designing and leading large-scale business transformation and in program management, with over 25 years of experience deploying automation systems throughout various organisations.
Well-known within the international industry as well as domestically in Australia, Linda is in the top ten globally in Supply Chain Digital’s Most Influential Women in Supply Chain.
Business Chief Asia ranked Linda second in the top women in supply chain leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. Linda is based in Queensland and recently commenced with TMX, reporting to CEO Travis Erridge.
She has a Masters of Manufacturing Management from Cranfield University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
This article was originally published by Supply Chain Insights on December 7, 2023. Linda's appointment was first announced in the AFR Professional Life newsletter on December 6, 2023.