In a move to improve business efficiency and capture synergy savings, AWB Limited has announced the integration of the Sydney national office of Landmark with AWB’s Melbourne Head Office.
Managing Director Andrew Lindberg said the Sydney Landmark office was to be closed on March 31, 2004, with most positions relocated to Melbourne.
As a result of the consolidation process, Mark Allison’s position as Managing Director of Landmark has been made redundant, and he leaves the company today on an amicable basis.
“I would like to thank Mark for his assistance during the integration process,” Mr Lindberg said.
Mr Lindberg said Landmark’s Sydney office performed a number of functions supporting its national operations including finance and accounting, IT, legal, human resources, marketing and public affairs. These functions were essentially duplicated by the AWB’s Melbourne Head office.
“Consolidation of the two head office functions is a logical move, and one of the steps for full integration as per AWB’s overall plan,” he said.
“By integrating these functions, the company will capture cost savings, improve business efficiency and management while still delivering the required level of support to both AWB and Landmark networks.
“The national merchandise procurement and technical support activities will also move to Melbourne. The Parramatta office of Landmark will continue and some Sydney office positions will be transferred to that location.”
Mr Lindberg emphasised that the announced closure of Landmark’s Sydney office would not impact on Landmark’s rural network and customer activities.
Mr Lindberg said an organisational structure had been announced today, and that no further decision had been made regarding individual staffing positions.
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