Our People

Our management team brings a wealth of experience from the printing, IT and related industries to provide the knowledge, vision and drive to shape our business for the future and the changing needs of our customers.

We’re committed to creating a company that solves our customers and society’s challenges through the innovation and dedication of our people, and with respect for human rights within our business and supply chain.

Senior Executive Team

Yohei Konaka

Chairman & Managing Director

Yohei Konaka began his career with the company in 2001 in sales and business planning. In 2010 Yohei transferred to Konica Minolta US working with dealer and direct operations, and in 2015 he relocated to Konica Minolta Canada with a role in strategic and corporate planning.

After returning to Japan in 2017 Yohei worked to communicate and embed the company’s vision to internal and external stakeholders, which includes an ongoing commitment to customers and society. Most recently he held a senior role in the Digital Workplace Business Headquarters in Konica Minolta Inc. working on the development of key initiatives to contribute to the company’s digital transformation strategy

“I believe companies play an important role in contributing to society, and that together with our employees, customers and business partners we can create a more sustainable, equal and fair world.”

Yohei now lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children.

Nick Jones, Chief Information Officer

Nick Jones

Chief Information Officer

Nick has led high performing IT teams across multiple continents over the last 10 years and is currently completing his Masters in IT Leadership.

With a strong commitment to enabling exceptional customer and employee experience through technology, Nick believes IT has a significant role to play in shaping business and society for a more productive, enjoyable and secure future.

Nick joined Konica Minolta Australia in early 2019 having previously worked in the Global supply chain industry. He was born in Manchester, England and spends his time exploring Australia with his young family from their base in the Central Coast.

Yoshi Narita, Chief Strategic Planning Officer and Company Director

Yoshi Narita

Chief Strategic Planning Officer and Company Director

Yoshi joined Konica Minolta Japan HQ in 1997 and has had global roles in Japan and US over more than 20 years. 

Arriving in Australia in 2015, Yoshi is now head of strategic planning as well as company director.

His name is Yoshi, and his favourite strategy is “Sanpou-Yoshi”, which is a traditional business principle in Japan. “Sanpou” means three ways, and “Yoshi” refers to Good or Satisfaction.  The three areas that this principle focuses on is Customer, Company, and Society.  The philosophy is, that if you want your business to be successful you should not only focus on profit. Be balanced, and treat your Customer and Society as well as yourself.  Yoshi enjoys his Australian life with his family.

David Procter 

Chief Operations Officer

David brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his role as Chief Operations Officer. He is accountable for sales, technical service and professional services as well as the strategic direction of Konica Minolta as a partner in the executive leadership team.

David takes pleasure in turning ideas into reality, embracing new opportunities and change: “I am lucky to be part of such an exciting team. We witness innovation and growth on a daily basis and it is a great opportunity to be part of this.”

In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his family and renovating his home. He also has a keen interest in rugby union.

Gabrielle Stevens‚Äč

Chief People & Culture Officer

Gabrielle joined Konica Minolta permanently in January 2020, following a career in recruitment and generalist HR in the healthcare industry. She believes that People and Culture can foster positive employee experiences by helping every employee achieve their professional and self-development goals.

Gabrielle understands that building an engaged and diverse workforce creates value not only for our employees, but also for our customers as we work together to provide innovative solutions and an excellent customer experience.

Living in Sydney for most of her life, Gabrielle has teenage children, a couple of fluffy dogs and loves to ski and travel. 

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