Monthly Archives: May 2021

GHD appoints Technical Director for tunnels

GHD has appointed Natascha Rezai as a Technical Director for Tunnels in Sydney, to strengthen its capacity to deliver tunnel projects across the transport, water and hydroelectric sectors. Rezai has 15 years’ experience across Australia and Europe and has worked with major international design consultancies and delivery contractors on large and complex tunnel projects. The […]

Former Australia Post boss to lead Toll Global Express

Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate, who left that role after a political furore erupted over the gifting of four Cartier watches to executives, is the new boss of Toll Global Express. In a statement today, new owners Allegro Funds said Holgate will lead the transformation strategy for the growing parcels and logistics organisation. “I […]

V/Line’s first all-female driver trainee group hits the network

Eight female trainees for V/Line were recruited from non-rail backgrounds and are said to bring with them a diverse range of experiences. V/Line’s first all-female group of trainee drivers are spending their first weeks on the network visiting stations and driver depots across the state. Public transport minister Ben Carroll met trainees Ashleigh McComb, Stephanie […]

Women in STEM presence increases

The Australian Government’s 2021 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) equity monitor shows that the number of women in STEM roles has increased by 4 per cent since 2016. Women now account for 28 per cent of the country’s STEM workers, however Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter said more work must be […]

Women owners – coming to a business near you

Small businesses in Australia are increasingly being led by women. In our experience as a lender, women’s approach to running an enterprise can sometimes give them the edge over their male counterparts. Women are still under-represented in the leadership of ASX 200 and other large businesses in Australia – a recent article in the AFR […]

Why quarrying fares well in inclusion, diversity stakes

With the national dialogue in the past few months having centred around the safety and respect of women in politics and beyond, Damian Christie discusses where he rates the quarrying industry in that mix – and he believes the industry has a a record in which it can be proud. For the past eight weeks, […]

Women in Industry Ambassador: “My secret to success is my team”

In this month’s column as Women in Industry Ambassador, I wanted to reflect on my secret to success – my team. I truly believe that your success is only as good as the team structure, rapport and networks that you build, all of which lend themselves to the overall success of the company. Hearing that […]

Komatsu to sponsor 2021 Women in Industry Awards

Women in Industry is pleased to announce Komatsu as the newest sponsor of the Awards in 2021. Komatsu’s philosophy is passed down from generation to generation through their principles, strategies and the belief that Corporate Social Responsibility is part of their core business and the value they create. In regions across the globe, Komatsu continues […]