POPAI Australia & New Zealand has announced its board of directors for the coming two year period.

POPAI's new board are:
•         Jeff Gittus – Active Display Group
•         Sarah Nichols – Brown Forman
•         Anthony Steel – Frank Steel Displays
•         Debbie Schubert – PepsiCo Australia
•         Michael Cowdroy – Dynamix
•         Martin Quinn – Economics Group

Outgoing Chairman Phil Smith says POPAI is well positioned for the future.

"The chapter is in good hands and in an excellent position to grow the relevance, importance and share of marketing at retail initiatives. I look forward to seeing and hearing of future developments and triumphs."

POPAI general manager Karen Spear says the board elections mark an exciting period in POPAI's growth.

"I would like to thank our outgoing Chairman Phil Smith, who is leaving due to work commitments, for his tireless contribution over the past six years, and Dale Rees who has given ten years of service to the Board including a Chairmanship from 2003-2005," she said.

An election of the new office bearers for chairman, vice chairman and company secretary will take place during the board meeting on 8 September, 2011.