Monthly Archives: June 2021

Laing O’Rourke appoints Head of Sustainability

Laing O’Rourke has appointed its first ever Group Head of Sustainability, following the reveal of its global sustainability targets. Vicky Bullivant will join the company from Drax Group plc, where she was Head of Sustainable Business, and will report to Group Director of Legal Madeleina Loughrey-Grant. Laing O’Rourke aims to achieve operational net zero by […]

ALC officially names interim CEO

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has appointed Rachel Smith to the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes as the industry body farewells current CEO Kirk Coningham whose last day was 31 May, 2021. Recruitment for a replacement CEO continues with the ALC Board commending the high quality and volume of talent that […]

Calling all ‘Highway Queens’

The ‘Highway Queens’ project will share the stories of some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s fearless female truckies, while raising money for a very worthy cause. A few years ago, Aussie truckie Jacqui Pyres came up with the idea of a book where the stories of female truckies could be collated and shared, with the […]

Australian Government gives boost to women in STEM roles

The Australian Government has pledged almost $2 million in funding to support women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles across the country. The funding is part of the government’s Women in Stem and Entrepreneurship (WISE) grants program, which provided $9.95 million in its first three rounds. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian […]

Gail Giordani appointed to head Zeiss Vision Care ANZ

Zeiss has announced former managing director of Carl Zeiss Vision South Africa Ms Gail Giordani will head its vision care business in Australia and New Zealand, taking over from Ms Hilke Fitzsimons. Giordani is a medical scientist specialising in haematology who arrives at her new posting in Adelaide with more than two decades’ experience within […]