Author Archives: Staff Writer

New Office CEO selected for Charter Hall Group

Charter Hall Group has appointed Carmel Hourigan as Office CEO, replacing Adrian Taylor who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Hourigan was responsible for leading AMP Capital’s $29 billion property investment and management business in her previous role as the Global Head of Real Estate. She oversaw the portfolio management and performance of […]

Increase in women moving into top supply chain jobs

This year marks the highest rate of women in top corporate supply chain positions, with retail and consumer goods businesses showing the strongest leadership growth. Findings from Gartner’s 2020 Women in Supply Chain Survey are prompting young women to start a career in the Australian logistics industry. According to Gartner, Inc.’s 2020 Women in Supply […]

Could women be the solution to Australia’s infrastructure skills shortage?

The Power of Engineering co-founder Felicity Furey is advising the sector that increasing the numbers of women in engineering could be the solution to Australia’s infrastructure boom skills shortage. Today is World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development and Ms. Furey said increasing the number of female engineers could provide a huge boost to existing infrastructure […]

Qube appoints award-winning leader

Transport and logistics company, Qube, has announced a profound leadership change. Jackie McArthur will join the Board of Directors effective 17 August 2020. McArthur has more than 20 years of experience at executive and board level roles in general management and strategy, supply chain and logistics, operations, food and packaging manufacturing, emerging brand issues and […]

A national face for rail safety

Introducing a new mode of transport to the city takes time, planning, and requires a skilled delivery team. But even with all these in place, how the general public will react and learn to live with the transport mode remains an unknown until the day of opening. This was the case in Canberra, as the […]

Atlas Copco’s Bremmell calls on young engineers to push boundaries

Regional manager Lisa Bremmell spoke with Manufacturers’ Monthly about her unconventional path to becoming a leader at Atlas Copco. Lisa Bremmell didn’t follow the conventional path to become an engineer, and neither does she profess to be formally trained. Twenty-four years ago, after gaining some exposure to the profession while serving in the Royal Australian […]

Kal Tire keeps the diversity wheel turning

The tyre industry has traditionally been male dominated, with female workers most commonly seen in administration roles. Kal Tire is breaking down the barriers and hiring the best workers for the job, male or female. Salomae Haselgrove writes. Kal Tire’s philosophy for equality in the workforce is simple, creating opportunity and fostering pathways into mining. […]

Nominations for 2020 Women in Industry Awards now open

This is your opportunity to recognise the women who are driving change in your industry and – in doing so – breaking down barriers and creating new possibilities for the next generation. These may be women you work with, women whose achievements are inspiring you from afar, or women who are providing you with invaluable […]

Fortescue leads the way towards gender parity

Fortescue Metals Group will sign the ParityPledge, becoming one of the first companies in Australia to make the commitment to foster an inclusive and diverse workforce. The parity pledge aims “to close the gender gap at the highest levels of business, where the gender gap is most acute.” It is a public commitment to gender […]

Dr Jayne O’Shea receives prestigious AW Roberts Award

Dr Jayne O’Shea was recently presented with the prestigious AW Roberts Award at the 2019 Australian Bulk Handling Awards in Melbourne last month. The Award, which is presented in honour of Professor Alan Roberts, recognises the outstanding contribution of a young engineer to the field of bulk solids handling. Dr Jayne O’Shea completed a Bachelor […]