Who we are

Women In Supply Chain (WISC) is a voluntary group open to all women and men in supply chain. We are passionate about supporting women in Transport and Logistics to reach their optimum potential through collaborating, meeting and sharing knowledge and experience with like-minded professionals.

We aim to represent the voice of women in supply chain; transport and logistics and make women VISIBLE.

Meet our WISC Committee

Chair Helena Michaels
Past Chair Nola Bansgrove
Members

Peta Irving
Ashley Alfs
Tina Manolitsas
Tiffany Lo
Meaghan Siemensma
Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa
Mary Forder
Suzanne Crowe
Priyani Withanarachi

 

About our WISC Committee  

Helena Michaels

Helena has worked in the transport and distribution industries for over 25 years. She has had a focus in logistics management as well as hands-on operational administration. Helena also currently teaches logistics in the Technical and Further Education environment.

Nola Bransgrove

Nola has been part of her family Road Transport business since 1972 and been instrumental in its growth to an award winning long distance general and over-dimensional national carrier. She has had extensive involvement in community and industry representation locally, regionally and nationally and was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2012 for services to the Transport and Logistics Industry, the Community and Women. Nola was appointed a Commissioner on the National Transport Commission in 2014 and is the Chair of Women in Supply Chain.

 Peta Irving

 

Peta has nearly 30 years’ military service experience in logistics through service in two arms of the Defence Forces. Peta currently utilises her specialised knowledge in integrated supply processes and information flow within supply chains in her teaching and consulting roles.

 

Ashley Alfs 

Ashley is a passionate international supply chain professional with 10 years of experience across a variety of supply chain functions, primarily within the medical device and retail industries. She currently employs her skills to help clients solve their complex supply chain challenges by leveraging her combined industry experience and diverse education.

Tina Manolitsas

Tina has worked in Supply Chain for over six years working with commercial and not-for-profit organisations. At present Tina is working for GS1 Australia the largest supply chain industry association. In addition, Tina teaches at RMIT University.

Meaghan Siemensma

Meaghan is a supply chain professional with 20 years of experience in a variety of operational and consulting roles at Brambles, KPMG, Toll, BASF and CEVA. Currently Meaghan is employed at Bestrane as a Project and Account Manager.

Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa

Elizabeth is a commercial litigator and mediator with Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa is the leader of the Transport & Logistics industry group at Rigby Cooke Lawyers and is an accomplished Litigation & Dispute Resolution lawyer. With over 30 years of experience, she specialises in Heavy Vehicle National Law, complex superior court and specialist tribunal litigation, Royal Commission hearings, mediation and alternative dispute resolution. She is an Accredited Specialist Family Business Adviser with Family Business Australia and is an Accredited Mediator.

Tiffany Lo

Tiffany is a passionate HR Professional with over 15 years experience spanning Transport, Mining, Oil and Gas, Energy, and Pharmaceutical industries. With people and safety at the forefront in her approach, Tiffany has implemented national and international people projects focused on talent management, workforce planning, culture and diversity. Tiffany has a Masters in Commerce (HRM) and Bachelor of Science (Psychology).

Mary Forder

 Mary is a Procurement/Contracts Officer currently working with Government Departments in Melbourne.  After her ten year career working in a Logistics/Software Development Program of work, Mary decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved to sunny Cairns where she worked in the Health Logistics Imprest Management space.

Priyani Withanarachi

Priyani is the Supply Chain Manager at Honda Australia and has extensive experience in managing automotive supply chains. She has a Master of Business in Logistics Management from RMIT and is passionate about mentoring young leaders into the profession. 

Suzanne Crowe

Suzanne has held senior supply chain roles in the Petroleum, Mining and Pharmaceutical industries. Currently teaching Logistics, Warehousing and Supply Chain Operations management, and enjoys organising events for supply chain professionals. She is currently on the board of TDT Victoria.

 

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Who we represent

We represent women working in supply chain; transport and logistics in Australia representing road, rail, air, sea, pipeline, inter and bi-modal transport and all the processes and services from start to finish.

 

"Logistics is the fifth largest industry sector in Australia – bigger than mining and agriculture combined"

Institute for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Victoria University