Anthony Pratt is the Executive Chairman of Visy and the Founding Patron of P.T.A.
Visy, with Pratt Industries U.S.A., is the world’s largest privately-owned recycled paper and packaging manufacturer, employing more than 10,000 people, mainly in Australasia and the U.S.A. Annual group sales exceed $5 billion.
Visy focuses on recycling, paper, packaging, clean energy and environmental technology. The paper-making arm, Visy Paper, is one of Australia’s largest exporters of manufactured goods, with customers in China, Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa and the United States.
Prior to his return to Australia in 2009, Anthony was based in the United States where he led the Pratt family’s business expansion. Under Anthony’s leadership as Chairman, Pratt Industries U.S.A. has expanded to more than 140 sites across the country, and now employs more U.S. citizens than any other Australian company. In April, 2016 Anthony was named “North American Packaging C.E.O. of the Year” by leading industry authority, R.I.S.I.
Anthony also serves as founding patron of Prince’s Trust Australia, which extends to Australians the charitable endeavours of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.
Firmly committed to sustainable manufacturing, Anthony is an acknowledged leader in circular business practice. In 2007 he made a commitment at President Clinton’s Global initiative in New York City to invest $1 billion in clean energy and recycling infrastructure over the next 10 years. He completed that pledge in just 6 years.
Anthony divides his time between Melbourne and Atlanta (where Visy and Pratt Industries are headquartered) with his wife Claudine Revere, son Leon and daughter Lilly.
IT’S BEEN A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO SUPPORT THE ADVENT TO AUSTRALIA OF PRINCE CHARLES’ LEADERSHIP IN THE WIDE-RANGING PHILANTHROPY VENTURES WHICH HE HAS ENCOURAGED AND INSPIRED OVER MANY DECADES. IN PROMOTING SOME OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS’ CORE INTERESTS, SUCH AS ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, EDUCATION, DISADVANTAGED YOUTH, AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS, THE PRINCE’S TRUST AUSTRALIA IS CONTRIBUTING INNOVATIVELY TO SOME OF THE KEY PRIORITIES WHICH, THROUGH THE PRATT FOUNDATION, I AND OUR COMPANY VISY ALSO SUPPORT.
- VISY EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN ANTHONY PRATT FOUNDING PATRON