Fiona Geminder, daughter of the late Richard Pratt and Jeanne Pratt AC, is a co-owner of Visy, a packaging and recycling group of some 110 plants and factories throughout Australia, and the country’s largest privately owned company. Ms Geminder is actively involved in Visy’s daily business, dealing with customers, Visy factories, governance and strategic planning for innovation.
After graduating Bachelor of Arts at Monash University in 1985, Ms Geminder gained experience in marketing and advertising working for leading international agencies in New York and London. She served as Business Development Manager for Pratt Industries USA, before returning to Australia in 1993 and assuming the co-management of Visy’s recycling enterprise with her husband, Raphael. In 2000, the Geminders moved to Visy’s plastics division, where they built and subsequently floated PACT, an independent company.
Ms Geminder graduated with her law degree from Monash in 2008.
As a family trustee for The Pratt Foundation, Visy’s and the Pratt family’s philanthropic trust, Ms Geminder is involved in the Foundation’s social investment across a wide range of community charities, projects and causes in Australia and Israel. In 2017, she and her mother represented the Pratt Foundation as hosts for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Australian, New Zealand and Israeli delegations and guests at the twilight ceremony in Israel, commemorating the Centenary of the Australian Light Horse Charge at Beersheba in World War I.
In her own philanthropic initiatives, Ms Geminder has taken a particular interest in funding the Monash law faculty programs that partner Victorian Legal Aid, and supporting the university’s Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation. She has also served as a member of the university’s fundraising Task Force.
In addition to her role at Visy, she has been a director of the PACT group, and has served as a director of the Kin Group of companies since 2017.