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Recruiting and Retaining the Talent Pool Women in Logistics and Transport - Panel Discussion

  • Main Lounge, Newcastle Club 40 Newcastle Street Newcastle NSW 2300 Australia (map)

Dinner Function 

Please join the members of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hunter Section for an engaging and thought provoking evening. The theme to be explored is how can the Logistics and Transport Industry increase the talent pool through recruiting and retaining women. It is predicted there will be a 26% increase in the demand for logistics and transport professionals over the next 5 years. There is no way this increase can be met while the logistics and transport industry continues to have only a 20% female workforce. 

There will be a panel of three leaders with very different career pathways who are providing leadership in the Logistics and Transport industries. They will each provide some insight into such things as the barriers and challenges and how these may be overcome. They will then take part in a panel discussion including questions from the floor. 


Stephanie Black – Managing Director - Coal Port Services. Stephanie has over 20  years of industry experience starting in logistics at Gray & Timmins in Newcastle, working in the traffic department at Glencore, and trading Australian & Indonesian coal for the Dutch company SSM/ Oxbow before moving back to Newcastle to start Coal Port Services who manage coal logistics for over 30Mt through Newcastle Port.

Samantha Martin-Williams – General Manager Corporate Services and Company Secretary – Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator. Samantha has a strong track record of leading change, lifting performance, strategy and people, across a complex and highly-regulated logistics and supply chain industry as well as the financial services, resources, and health and education sectors.

Jeanine Drummond – Harbour Master Newcastle and Yamba – Port Authority of NSW - Experienced Master Mariner and maritime professional delivering safe and efficient port operations including Marine Pilotage, VTS, ship scheduling, emergency response and pollution prevention, pilotage transfer, operational audits, marine pollution prosecution, cruise ship marine operations, stakeholder relationships, incident reporting, planning and compliance in New South Wales Ports.

Please note: 
-Hunter CILT-A will be fundraising for the Soul Café during this event.  Please bring along some gold coins to participate in the fundraising activities.
-Includes main course, cheese platters and drinks (beer, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee)

Dress: Strict Business attire (Men must have coat and tie) (no denim, T-shirts or joggers)

Event Cost
- CILTA members - $70
- Non- CILTA members - $85
- Students - $50 (Only 10 Seats available)

Primary Event Contact:
Contact person: Karyn Welsh
Phone: 1300 68 11 34