Author Archives: Simon Coburn

Nestlé to increase the number of women in senior executive positions

Nestlé has laid out an action plan to increase the number of women in senior executive positions globally. This underscores Nestlé’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for everyone at the company. Nestlé has made progress in recent years increasing the number of women in managerial positions. Today, 43 per cent of these roles are held […]

BHP diversifies leadership by promoting three women

BHP has bolstered its executive leadership team with four appointments, including the addition of three women. The mining major set an ambitious target of making half of its workforce female by 2025 more than two years ago. It is now closing in on this target, at least in terms of its leadership team, which will […]

Taking the lead as a young engineer

Romana Tomic, a process engineer with BOC Limited, speaks about how taking the initiative and grabbing opportunities can drive forward a career in the engineering sector. In 2013, following her graduation from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Biomedical Engineering, Romana Tomic joined BOC […]

Flexible solar panels to power the future

Imagine a future in which thin, flexible solar panels cover the surfaces of cars and buildings, powering their activities. Xiaojing Hao, UNSW associate professor and Scientia fellow in the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, and her team, are building such cells made of kesterite photovoltaics. Containing copper, zinc, tin and sulphur, they are […]

CSR renews sponsorship of Women in Industry Awards

CSR have renewed their sponsorship of the Women in Industry Awards, with 2019 to be the four year anniversary of their support. In 2019, CSR will be sponsoring the Excellence in Manufacturing Award. CSR have a rich history with the Awards, with two of their employees being recognised at the 2018 Women in Industry Awards night. Juliet Maynard, winner of the […]

Sponsorship opportunities still available for 2019 Women in Industry Awards

Do you represent a business committed to celebrating the achievements of women in the mining, manufacturing, engineering and commercial road transport industries? There are still opportunities available to sponsor the Women in Industry Awards in 2019. The Women in Industry Awards provide a unique opportunity for progressive businesses to get onboard and demonstrate their support of […]

Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) announces new Board appointments

Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) recently welcomed two new members to its Board and farewelled Michelle Harwood at its annual general meeting held 26 November. Jacqueline Brotherton, who won the Excellence in Road Transport Award at this year’s Women in Industry awards, has retained her role as Chair – along with Directors Di Caldwell-Smith and Coralie Chapman […]

Creating a cultural change in the mining industry

Maria Joyce, the winner of the BGC Contracting Contribution to Mining Award at the 2018 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, is passionate about the role she can play in shaping company culture. Maria is MEC Mining’s general manager – strategy and business development. She regards diversity and inclusion as vital ingredients that create a culture that […]

Australian Robyn Denholm announced as Tesla’s new chair

This article originally appeared on Manufacturers’ Monthly. Electric car company, Tesla, has announced an Australian executive, Robyn Denholm, as its new chair, replacing Elon Musk. Denholm has been a board member at Tesla since 2014 and currently serves as the CFO and head of strategy of Telstra. Musk will remain Tesla’s chief executive. Tesla made […]

Nominations now open for 2019 Women in Industry Awards

Nominations for the widely anticipated Women in Industry Awards are now open for 2019. The Women in Industry Awards recognise outstanding women from across the mining, engineering, manufacturing, road transport, logistics, infrastructure, rail, bulk handling and waste industries. Australian Mining, PACE, Manufacturers’ Monthly, Logistics and Materials Handling, Prime Mover, Trailer and Diesel have partnered to […]