Board of Directors

Chairman

Carlo Gosatti (Inglewood Products Group)

Carlo has a Commerce degree with a double major in Economics and Marketing from Curtin University. After graduating in 1992, he began working in the family business Inglewood Products Group. Inglewood Products Group started in 1957 and continues to be a family owned and operated business employing over 20 people. The company operates a sawmill, timber processing and manufacturing facility in Oldbury, WA, with kilns, four siders, and CNC equipment. Products include Custom Outdoor Furniture, Joinery, Indoor Furniture Components and Building Materials. In 1997, Carlo became the group’s Operations Director. He won the 2004 Reginald Muir Memorial Scholarship, undertaking a study tour in Europe focused on training and technology in the furniture industry.

Carlo was Vice President of FIAA WA until its move to the national AFA. He continues to sit on the board of the Food, Fibre and Timber Industries Training Council (WA) Inc as Vice Chair. Since being a representative of the WA Technical Advisory Group for the National Furnishing Training Package in 2002. Carlo is aware of the current issues facing industry including thin markets, workforce development and VET in schools. His keen interest is to see all participants of the furnishing sector to remain focused and well trained through innovation in order for industry to successfully compete in the global furnishing arena.

chairperson@australianfurniture.org.au


Board Directors

Josh Topelberg (Decor Design Centre)

Representative Director

Josh Topelberg has been actively involved in the furniture industry all of his working life. Josh began his career in big box retail and moved into bedding sales for one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. In 2001 he joined his family’s company, Decor Design Centre, which has been operating as a supplier to the furniture and design industry for over 50 years.

Josh has significant supply chain experience, sourcing products globally and assisting in the design process from concept through to market. He holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Western Australia and has been involved with the Furniture Association at a board level since 2005.

Josh is actively involved in his local community and has been a Councillor at the City of Vincent since 2009. He is passionate about the industry and the people that make it tick.

Geoffrey Bowll (Starship)

Appointed Director

Geoffrey is a pragmatic, seasoned professional marketer with an outstanding track record of success, driven mainly from a bent for process and research/strategic planning. He has spent many years on a range of boards of large and small organizations across health, education, export and retail.

Geoffrey has extensive marketing & management experience in agribusiness, art, automotive, charities, fashion, finance, food, HVPG, media, pharmaceutical, property, retail and web businesses. With some 33 years in the field, Geoffrey has led a successful advertising agency for 23 years. His background is market research and strategy for major corporates including Australia Post, Australian Trade Commission, Ford, National Australia Bank, Telstra, Just Jeans and Myer.

Geoffrey co-launched The Starship in 1991. It is a creative-based, full service, integrated ad/design agency handling clients such as Barry Plant, iSelect, La Manna, Metricon, Scope, Sustainability Victoria and Tintern.



Lawrence Christoffelsz (Logistics Results)

Appointed Director

Lawrence's background centres around a dynamic management career in international trade supply chain optimisation and logistics solutions within a competitive business market. He is an expert in building top‐producing logistics and trade organisations through strategic marketing, tactical sales, partner alliances and key account management with an outstanding record of achievement in supply chain improvement and international contract negotiations. 

Lawrence's excellent communication skills, coupled with an ability to actively manage change, will provide significant benefit to the Association, along with his proven leadership skills and ability to train and maintain enthusiastic and productive staff.

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