James Fazzino

Chairman, Manufacturing Australia, Convenor of Male Champions of Change

James Fazzino was formerly the Managing Director & CEO of Incitec Pivot. During his 14 year tenure at Incitec, first as CFO and then as CEO, the company increased in size 6-fold, with Mr Fazzino overseeing construction of two new manufacturing plants, successfully integrating the $3 billion Dyno-Nobel acquisition and restructuring the group to become a global industrial chemical company with operations around the world.

After retiring in September 2017, James returned to his alumni of Latrobe University, where he was made Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, a role that sees James advise the Vice-chancellor and the University leadership team on strategic directions for the Latrobe Business School.

James is also Chairman of Manufacturing Australia, a CEO-led coalition of Australia’s largest manufacturers who work with all sides of government, business and community to help the sector realise its full potential. Mr Fazzino was a founding member CEO of Manufacturing Australia, well known for his passionate belief that Australian manufacturing can compete on the world stage.

An original member of the National 2015 MCC group, James stepped up to support Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner as Co-Convenor of the group in May 2019.