IPPO board 2017-23 (left to right): Steven Pacitti (President), Lindy Hughson (Secretary-General), Lisa McTigue-Pierce (Vice President) and Andrew Manly (Treasurer).

The IPPO Board is elected at the full General Members’ Meeting held at Interpack, and has a tenure of three years.

The current IPPO Board (2017-2023) comprises seasoned packaging journalists from three continents: Asia, North America and Europe.

Steven PacittiPresident

Editor of Plastics in Packaging magazine since January 2003, Steven first entered the packaging sector in 2000 working across two publications, The Canmaker and Canning & Filling (now The Filling Business).

He joined Plastics in Packaging in 2001 as part of the launch team and held the position of assistant editor until December 2002.

Steven has also contributed content to several books and reports, including for the London Metal Exchange and the Instituto de Embalagens (Packaging Institute) in Brazil.

A 2.1 graduate in English Literature (BA Hons) from the University of Portsmouth, UK, Steven served as vice-president of IPPO (2014-17) prior to his appointment as president.

Email: ippo.president@gmail.com

Lisa McTigue PierceVice President

Lisa has been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and has never been bored in her job, not even for a day. Packaging is such a dynamic function that crosses nearly every market. Identifying emerging trends, sharing best practices and keeping up with new packaging technologies for its audience drives the content team at Packaging Digest.

Over the years, Lisa has worked with the following media companies to produce magazines, websites and other digital properties about the packaging industry:
Cahners Publishing Co.
Independent Publishing
Stagnito Communications, An MWC Co.
Stagnito Communications, An Ascend Media Co.
BNP Media

In July 2009, Lisa left b2b media for 15 months to work at the leading global consumer research and advisory company Iconoculture to help set up a new business area in packaging.

In October 2010, she was recruited back to the b2b media market to do the work that she loves on the #1 packaging magazine in North America, Packaging Digest.

Specialties: Editorial management and strategy, magazine production, interviewing, writing, editing, video production, playing with the grandkids

Lindy HughsonSecretary General

An expert B2B editor and publisher, Lindy has 26 years’ experience in reporting, presenting and curating content across a range of market sectors including FMCG, packaging, industrial, design and printing.

Lindy has a keen interest in sustainability, packaging innovation and brand design and has travelled widely to cover these topics at global trade shows and conferences.

She values making face-to-face connections, getting out and about in the industry to see new factories and products, and collaborating with clients on content projects that will engage and inform the wider packaging industry audience.

Email: ippo.secretarygeneral@gmail.com


Andrew ManlyTreasurer

Having spent more than 30 years promoting packaging technology in various roles, Andrew’s main focus as a member of IPPO is to facilitate the better understanding of machinery used in production and distribution, as well as the materials used in packaging.

Having visited 70+ countries to raise awareness of the value of packaging and the machinery it requires to fulfil its function, he sees a strong and active IPPO playing a vital part in this mission as well as ‘raising the bar’ on standards in packaging journalism.

Andrew works as a freelance packaging journalist.

As Treasurer he is the person to contact on money matters!