Author Archives: Simon Coburn

Women in food industry celebrate achievements in business

Women working in the food industry came together in Sydney to celebrate their ideas and success stories. The event, on October 22, was organised by Females in Food founder Chelsea Ford, who aims to help women succeed in the food and beverage industry. ‘Tipple’, held at Hacienda Sydney, allowed guests to network and gain insights […]

Inspiring women: Julie Russell

Trailer Magazine recently spoke with Julie Russell, a woman of note who is relentless in working to make the transport industry a better place. What first drew you to the commercial road transport industry? My family business is in road transport. We have a long history in the industry so I always had an awareness […]

Penske names new CFO for Australia and NZ

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Penske Transportation Group International, has today named Tracy Black as Chief Financial Officer. The appointment of Black is now effective as she oversees operations in Australia and New Zealand. She joins Penske from Edgewell Personal Care where she held the position of director and international controller. Black is CPA-qualified and holds an […]

Two designs to enable diversity in mining

Diversity in mining starts at the top according to Newmont Mining chief executive officer Gary Goldberg ahead of his appearance at the 5th annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) taking place in Melbourne from October 29 to November 1. Two years ago, Goldberg pledged Newmont’s support for Paradigm for Parity, a framework developed by […]

CSIRO creates two new leadership positions

CSIRO has recently created two new leadership positions, which see Ilona Charles appointed to the role of Executive Director, People, and Nigel Warren becoming the new Executive Director, Growth. Both Ilona and Nigel have held key executive positions across a range of industries, bringing with them a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to CSIRO going forward. CSIRO chief executive […]

Catching up with Social Leader of the Year – April Whittam

Earlier this year, April Whittam took home the award for Social Leader of the Year at the 2018 Women in Industry Awards. April has been a pioneer in developing numerous community investment strategies throughout her career. Her work at Aurizon has resulted in the creation and implementation of their flagship corporate social responsibility program, the […]

Waste Management Review announced as Media Partner

As one of the leading magazines for Australia’s waste management sector, Waste Management Review is proud to showcase the best and brightest female leaders in the sector as a partner of Women in Industry. With a multitude of female leaders representing a number of leadership roles across key waste industry associations; resource recovery, landfilling and […]

BHP calls for more female-friendly equipment

Vice-president of supply for BHP Minerals in Australia, Sundeep Singh, has said that there are opportunities for improvement in making equipment more suitable for a diverse workforce.  BHP has been working on design with suppliers of heavy equipment, such as Caterpillar, Komatsu and Liebherr, taking into account a workforce with larger numbers of women. Speaking […]

Dr Gita Pendharkar: Mentor of the Year

In her role at RMIT, Dr Gita Pendharkar is a senior educator at the School of Vocational Engineering Health and Science. Her role mainly involves teaching and mentoring activities for the students. When asked what is at the centre of her core teaching beliefs, she said she believes that mentoring and education are the most […]

BOC Limited renews sponsorship

BOC Limited has renewed their sponsorship of the Women in Industry Awards, with the 2019 Awards to be the five year anniversary of their support. BOC Limited has a strong affinity for safety, sponsoring the Safety Advocacy Award since it was introduced in 2017. Recently, the company ‘put their money where their mouth is’, taking […]