BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Governed by a Board of Directors, the board comprises of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and up to seven Directors who meet each quarter. Elected Directors are nominated by wholesaler members and are ratified at the Annual General Meeting.

Dean Osmond, President
40-year Consumer Products industry veteran. Managing Director of the BPM Group, operating in Australia; New Zealand; the United Kingdom and North America. Dean has attended exhibitions globally since 1981 his company is a foundation member of the AGHA. Dean has exhibited in all the above countries and others including Germany and Hong Kong. Our Australian domestic schedule includes currently 15 Exhibitions! Dean has a passion for exhibitions both Trade and Consumer and believe in the future of Exhibitions as a cornerstone method of communicating with our existing and potential customers.

Gregory Collier, Vice President
Greg Collier has over 30 years of experience covering retail, wholesale, manufacturing, warehousing and product distribution. In addition, he possesses a lifetime of experience covering business development and strategy, customer service, banking and Information technology. Greg has an infectious and exuberant personality and a strong leadership style fostering teamwork, vision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

Tim Gillespie, Treasurer
Tim Gillespie is the Managing Director of homewares brand Ashdene, which exports to over 25 countries across the globe. Tim has extensive experience in designing homewares ranges and commissioning their bespoke manufacture, contributing to the industry for over 26 years.

Andrew McLean, Director
Andrew McLean is the General Manager of Australia for the global pewter brand, Royal Selangor.  Andrew has extensive experience across retail and wholesale operations and has worked in leadership roles for large organisations including Pacific Brands and Coles Myer.  Andrew is passionate about the industry and contributing to retail success stories.

Sharlene Toister, Director
Sharlene is the owner of Compendium Australia Pty Ltd, established in 2004, supplying a wide cross-section of retail outlets with uplifting and inspiring gifts.  She has a BA in Education and has worked with the Small Business Development Corporation and Dale Carnegie Training. Despite fabulous advances in technology, Sharlene believes computer screens will never replace ‘real life’ human connections, which is why she is so passionate about AGHA and ensuring the longevity of the Gift & Homewares Industry.