2018 Wayfinder Luncheons

These luncheons were free to all community members and aimed to increase the number of women in supply chain careers across Australia. They granted the opportunity to meet and hear from talented and dynamic women who shared their career stories and outlined the exciting opportunities available in supply chain and logistics. These events wouldn’t be possible without the support of our industry sponsors and partners.



Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women launched on International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018 at The Pier in Geelong. The initiative was officially launched by Professor Hermione Parsons, Director of the Centre of Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University, and Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Jane den Hollander AO. The event was attended by community and industry alike, and featured guest speakers from Wayfinder industry sponsors, including:

  • Kersten Ross – Transport/Logistics Manager, Viva Energy
  • Laura Hose – Manufacturing Excellence Improvement Coach, Lion
  • Carolyn Holness – National Training Manager, LINX Cargo Care Group
  • Danielle Markey – Safety Systems Coordinator, QUBE
  • Chontelle Kelly  – Supply Chain Graduate, Nestle
  • Amanda Cech – General Managaer Logistics, Coca-Cola Amatil


The second luncheon for Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women was held at ZINC, Melbourne on 15 March 2018. It featured a range of guest speakers including:

  • Andrea Ryan – Executive General Manager Human Resources, Toll Group
  • Belinda Flynn – General Manager, Health, Safety and Environment, Qube Holdings Limited Co-Founder, Wayfinder
  • Chontelle Kelly – Supply Chain Graduate, Nestle
  • Frances Simpson – Marketing & Communications Officers, Victoria International Container Terminal
  • Alex Arvantis – Head of Transformation, Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Katie Fortunato – Labour Manager, DP World
  • Stacey Meinis – Operations Manager, Woolworths
  • Jackie Lawrence – Manager, Commercial and Contractual Engagement, Australian Rail Track Corporation


Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women held a luncheon at Rydges South Bank in Brisbane on 30 May 2018. The event featured guest speakers including:

  • Lara Azavedo – Manufacturing Manager, Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Britt Gibson – Stevedore, DP World Australia
  • Sandra Corowa – State Transport Manager (QLD), Woolworths
  • Deb Boneham – Configuration Manager, ARTC
  • Irene Bell – Brewery Director at XXXX Brisbane, LION
  • Jayn Sharrock – Operations Manager, Patrick Fisherman Islands Terminal


The fourth of our Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women events was held at Newcastle Harbourview Function Centre on 20 June 2018. Industry guest speakers included:

  • Anne Modderno – Manufacturing Corridor Works, Australian Rail Track Corporation
  • Mirjana Prica – Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia Limited
  • Shauna Straney – Health, Safety and Environment Manager Logistics, Linx Cargo Care Group
  • Tracey Fulton – National Transport Manager, Nestle
  • Natalie Leard – Business Analyst, Woolworths Group Supply Chain, Wyong Regional Distribution Centre 


Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women came to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney on 21 June 2018. Guest speakers included:

  • Insa Errey – Improvement Engineer Tooheys, Lion 
  • Lisa Nguyen – Sales and Distribution Territory Planner, Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Rita Antranik – Operations Manager, Qube Ports
  • Jing Jin – Group Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, Linx Cargo Care Group 
  • Mirjana Prica – Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia Limited
  • Lauren LaChapelle – Global Head of Information, Communication and Technology, Toll Group


Perth Arena hosted our Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women event on 15 August 2018. Our range of talented speakers included:

  • Emma Battelley – Pilbara Health, Safety and Environment Quality Assurance Manager, Qube Ports and Bulk
  • Dr Sarah Jones – General Manager Road Transport Safety and Compliance, Toll Group
  • Kareena May – Managing Director and Principal Town Planner, SITE Planning and Design 
  • Criseida Osorio – Process and Compliance Lead, Coca-Cola Amatil


The final Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women event was held at Sanctuary, Adelaide Zoo on 6 September 2018. Featured speakers included:

  • Marion Noakes – Demand and Supply Manager, Supply Chain – Dairy, Foods and NZ, Nestle
  • Fiona Rawson – Network Controller, Australian Rail Track Corporation 
  • Amanda Cech – General Manager Logistics, Coca-Cola Amatil