Monthly Archives: November 2021

Not your average two-up duo

When MC driver Corrina Riley put the call out for a truckie to join her on a 3400km trip from Brisbane to Cairns, she found a perfect match in Kerri Avern, 64. Riley, 44, works for Gaffs Heavy Diesel and Haulage, carting general freight throughout Queensland; from behind the wheel of a flashy 2012 Peterbilt 388, […]

Women taking up the tools breaks records

The number of women joining the construction workforce has hit a new record, with Queensland leading the country in enrolments for female construction apprentices. The National Centre for Vocational Education Research has released data that found Queensland recorded the highest ever number of females enrolling in a construction trade apprenticeship in any state in Australia. […]

Civil grant to help Tasmanian women

The Tasmanian government has further backed the state’s Civil Contractors Federation as it seeks to encourage more women into the industry Tasmania’s Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) will benefit from a state government grant to help women gain entry to the civil construction industry. This follows a $4 million commitment over four years to the CCF […]

Uplifting Opportunities

Samantha Martin-Williams, a Director for both the SCLAA and Newcastle Airport, discusses the success of Newcastle Airport, and how projected upgrades to it and the region will boost connectivity and the region’s supply chain capabilities.  As challenging as the conditions of the last couple of years have been, they have also served to prompt new […]

Karantoni becomes Primary Connect Managing Director

B2C eCommerce director promoted to lead Woolworths supply chain operations Annette Karantoni has been elevated to Woolworths Group chief supply chain officer and Primary Connect managing director. Karantoni will oversee the end-to-end logistics operations to Woolworths’ own retail businesses and a growing number of external partners. Currently Woolworths’ director of B2C eCommerce, she will formally […]

An amazing ride for QTA Woman of the Year

Annastasia Denigan, 40, didn’t originally seek out a career in transport, but since joining the industry, her professionalism and dedication have been widely recognised – most recently with being named the Trucking Woman of the Year at the Queensland Trucking Association’s (QTA) annual awards.  A career safety and compliance professional, Denigan has held senior roles […]

ARA guide for gender diversity

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has released a new guide to connect rail organisations with resources to support improved gender diversity in the industry.   ARA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the ARA Gender Diversity Resource Guide provides easy access to resources for anyone seeking to attract, retain and advance women in their organisations.  “While the industry has made progress […]

Engineers Australia CEO announces retirement

Bronwyn Evans, Chief Executive Officer of Engineers Australia, has announced she will retire in April 2022. Evans has led the organisation since 2019. Engineers Australia Chair Nick Fleming said Evans had lent her extensive experience and future-focussed and innovative vision to deliver outstanding outcomes for members and the broader engineering community. “Dr Evans will leave […]

New glaucoma imaging tech wins 2021 ‘Quinlivan’ Research Grant

A UNSW researcher from the university’s Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering has been awarded Glaucoma Australia (GA)’s ‘Quinlivan’ Research Grant to develop a novel imaging technology for the early detection and monitoring of glaucoma. To commemorate World Sight Day on 14 October, GA and its patron Governor-General Mr David Hurley announced Professor Ewa Goldys as […]

Be the role model – you can’t be what you can’t see

Manufacturers’ Monthly speaks with 2020 Women in Industry award winner, mechanical engineer Jackie Gray-Lewis from BAE Systems Australia, about creating opportunities and support for women.  As children grow up and observe the world that surrounds them, both girls and boys both aspire to be like the adults they see.  Young girls grow up often seeing women in roles that are […]