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 Nola Bansgrove
Deputy Chair Patricia Inguanti
Members

Jennifer Dick
Peta Irving
Leanne Bolton
Helena Michaels
Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa
Tina Sheldon
Mary Forder
Suzanne Crowe
Priyani Withanarachi

About our WISC Committee  

Nola Bransgrove

Nola has been a working business owner since 1972 in the road transport industry as well as having an extensive involvement in both community and industry representation on an informal and formal basis locally, regionally and nationally. Nola is the Chair of Women in Supply Chain

Patricia Inguanti

Patricia is an Integrated Logistics Support Manager for Defence Major Capital Acquisition Projects. She has over 20 years’ experience in Defence, enjoys thinking outside the square and implementing novel logistics processes.

Jennifer Dick

Jennifer has over 25 years’ experience in managing the development and delivery of learning programs to a broad range of public and private sector clients. During the last 15years she has specialised in the design and provision of vocational and higher education transport and logistics qualifications to address the current and future skills and knowledge requirements of industry.

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.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Guerra-Stolfa

Elizabeth is a commercial litigator and mediator with 23 years’ experience. She is a principal of the law firm, Harwood Andrews Lawyers, which has offices in Melbourne, Geelong and Werribee. She specialises in all areas of commercial litigation and heads up the firm’s Transport and Logistics Industry Group.

Leanne Bolton

With qualifications in marketing and business development Leanne has over 20 years experience in business facilitation in both the private and public sector. She has a special interest and commitment in the areas of logistics and technology.

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