As part of its expanding operations, Arrow Transport has promoted Barbara Karipis to the role of Group General Manager.
The growing business now operates out of the five major ports around Australia.
In light of this expansion, the company has identified the requirement to have a high performing head office.
To lead Arrow into its next phase of growth the board saw it necessary to appoint the right Group General Manager.
It certainly did not have to look very far.
Karipis, who had previously worked alongside Arrow Managing Director Craig Webster at Chalmers for nine years, was brought over in 2017.
Since then she has handled operational accounts, established and managed backroom offshore functions, set up and managed Arrow’s centralised invoicing team and held the role of Chief Financial Officer.
It’s no surprise the appointment came from within, given Karipis strong history of exceptionalism.
Customer-oriented, she also played a key role in the development of the company’s internal operating system, AOS.
“With her natural leadership skills, industry knowledge, customer focus, true passion for the business and its success, a work ethic second to none, I think its fair to say she appointed herself,” said Craig Webster, Arrow Transport Managing Director.
“And I could not be happier,” he said.
This feature first appeared in Prime Mover Magazine.