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May 13, 2022

Former paramedic finds calling driving quads in the west

“I was never destined to be a truck driver. I came from an academic family that expected me to do medicine or law,” said Natalie Kascak, while driving a quad road train down the Great Northern Highway in WA. She was bound for the Wonmunna Mine, to pick up 110 tonne of iron ore. Following […]

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May 13, 2022

Ritchies Transport names Michele Kernahan as CEO

Ritchies Transport Limited, a New Zealand transport operator with an 87-year heritage, today announced the appointment of Michele Kernahan as its chief executive officer. Kernahan brings more than two decades of senior management experience in the manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure industries to Ritchies. She has spent the majority of her career at Fletcher Building Limited, […]

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May 13, 2022

Joint leaders appoint inaugural optometry research chair in WA

The University of Western Australia (UWA) and Lions Eye Institute (LEI) have appointed Professor Allison McKendrick as the inaugural Chair in Optometry Research. The new endowed position brings Western Australia a step closer to cementing its position as a global leader in the research and treatment of vision challenges. McKendrick, a world leader in clinical […]

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May 13, 2022

Sanitary paper product giant appoints youngest, first female MD

Kimberly-Clark – the parent company behind Huggies, Kleenex, Viva, U By Kotex, Poise and Depend – has appointed Belinda Driscoll as managing director for Australia and New Zealand. She is the youngest and first female managing director for the company in ANZ in almost 100 years.  Driscoll joined Kimberly-Clark as a senior marketing director in […]

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May 13, 2022

First female CEO for minerals body

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) and member companies have appointed Rebecca Tomkinson as its new chief executive officer. Tomkinson, who has been CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service for more than four years, was selected by the CME Advisory Board after an extensive recruitment process. CME president Fiona Hick […]

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May 13, 2022

Tegan Smith wins Caernarfon Award

Tegan Smith is the first woman to win the Caernarfon Award after being nominated by the Institute of Quarrying Australia (IQA). The Caernarfon Award is presented annually for the best paper given at an institute conference, seminar, or meeting anywhere in the world. The paper is adjudged to have contributed the most to the advancement […]

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May 13, 2022

Unitywater appoints a new CEO

Water and sewerage service provider Unitywater announced that it has appointed Anna Jackson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Jackson comes to Unitywater from her most recent role as the General Manager Customer and Commercial at state government-owned SA Water. She has previously held other executive roles of various responsibilities including business strategy, water security […]

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March 22, 2022

Supporting a FOGO focus

Focus Enviro is supporting the machinery requirements of Suez’s Green Waste Processing site at Eastern Creek, in New South Wales. Site Supervisor Teri Te Whiu explains the immediate impact the machines have had. The incorrect disposal and storage of green waste is a widespread issue in the waste sector, requiring alternative forms of processing and […]

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March 22, 2022

SV CEO Miles resigns to follow parliamentary dream

Following two and half years as the CEO of Sustainability Victoria (SV) Claire Ferres Miles has resigned to run as a candidate in the upcoming federal election. After joined SV in 2019, Miles has announced that she will run as an independent candidate for the seat of Casey. From leading a co-designed restructure, to delivering […]

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