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Our Board

Chair

Jacquelene Brotherton

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Director Bio’s

jacqueleneJacquelene Brotherton (Chair) has worked in the transport and logistics industry for 47 years and still retains her passion for it. Her many and varied roles have included livestock, general and refrigerated transport as well as fleet management.

She currently works as Transport Manager for Oxford Cold Storage. Involved with many Industry Associations, Jacquelene serves as Co-Chair of the Wyndham Industrial Liaison Development (WILD) committee; Chair of the Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association transport issues committee and several other committees throughout Australia and the USA. She was awarded Life Membership of the Livestock Transporters Association of NSW (now LBRCA) in 1998 for her contribution to the group.

She is now sharing her passion with future generations of women and men who are being encouraged to join the industry. She says “Trucking has been a wonderful career and life for me and I know that it can be for anyone.”

Transport Women Australia are trying to improve the profile and everyday image of everyone in our industry.

 

Past Chair of TWAL – Pam McMillan

Pam has been involved in transport for most of her life and was invited to join the board of Transport Women Australia Ltd in 2000, soon after incorporation. This is her second time serving as Chair, the previous term being for four years from 2004 to 2008.

She was the Transport Women representative on the Council of the Australian Trucking Association for seven years.

Pam is a JP and is also on the board of and Administrator for the Australian Truck Drivers Memorial since 2005.

She belonged to the Advisory Group for Small Business – Wodonga Institute of TAFE (from 1994) and was on a steering committee setting up modules for the Road Transport Certificate courses. Pam was a Ministerial appointment to the Wodonga TAFE Council for two years and was joint coordinator for Road Transport Awareness week in Albury-Wodonga from 1992 for many years, conducting school visits and industry events

Pam was the winner of the National Trucking Industry Woman of the Year in 1999 and along with husband Doug was inducted to the Road Transport Hall of Fame at Alice Springs in 2005.

Pam was a joint winner of the NatRoad 2013 Ted Pickering Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to The Road Freight Industry and their company was also the winner of the Global/NatRoad Awards for Excellence in 1998.

Pam sets up quality and accreditation systems mainly for smaller operators and also assists operators with advice on maintaining accreditations.

She wrote a monthly column in an Industry newspaper for ten years on a voluntary basis about issues and life for a small family trucking business, and for five years has organized a local fundraising and awareness campaign for Parkinson’s disease.

 

diDi Caldwell-Smith (Vice Chair) has worked with and formed lasting friendships with many employers and operators in the transport space during her association with The Transport Industry Superannuation Fund. This together with working on the 2014 Fair Work Review of Awards, for super, ensured a fascination with and interest in transport and logistics, especially long distance transport and the issues affecting the businesses and families making a living there.

Di’s specialism is in superannuation, tax and corporations law, on the flip side she loves marketing, in particular how digital marketing and promotion are changing the face of business in Australia.

While these days Di is working in Sydney in superannuation, Di grew up on a dairy farm in Queensland, with her first experience of transport being milk, cattle and feed trucks. Di has previously owned her own small business with its own legal, and tax challenges.

Di is enthusiastic about the future for women in the Transport space, the variety of opportunities available, as well as the role Transport Women Australia can play in promoting and encouraging women to enter and thrive in their chosen transport careers and working arrangements.

 

coralieCoralie Chapman (Director/Secretary) has worked in Road Transport for just over 18 years. Her current position is Transport Scheduler for Linfox in their Government and Defence business unit. She say “I have been lucky enough to work in various positions in my 18 years including being a Transport Business Owner.

She has been a member of TWAL since 2012 and been on the board since November 2016. She was inspired to join the board to help make a difference in our industry and to help promote it as a great career move.

Coralie is really looking forward to working with the new board and very excited about the next conference and making a difference to the women and men that make our industry so great. We have a wonderful bunch of hard working women that want to make a difference and are dedicated to our members and sponsors.

 

michelleMichelle Harwood (Director) is the Executive Director of the Tasmanian Transport Association and has been appointed an alternate Director for the TWUSUPER Fund Board.

For 25 years, Michelle was a Director and Operations Manager of TransTrain, a Tasmanian based RTO servicing Tasmania’s Transport Industry.

In 2014, Michelle received the NTI Award for most valued contribution to the Road Transport Industry in Tasmania. In 2015, Michelle was awarded the Trevor Leo Medal for outstanding contribution to Vocational Education & Training.

Until mid-2017, Michelle and her partner owned two heavy vehicles which were hired for use in driver training and development.

Michelle is a member of the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council and Chairs the Tasmanian Transport & Logistics Workforce Advisory Group.  She holds a Graduate Certificate in Training & Development and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Michelle is delighted to have the opportunity to join the Transport Women Australia Limited Board to serve alongside long-term directors. Michelle is keen to advance the work of the Women in Transport Tasmania project.