Author Archives: Simon Coburn

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 […]

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 […]