International Women's Day Breakfast - Challenges in the Transport Sector

Leaders in transport – International Women’s Day celebrations.
International Women's Day Breakfast - Challenges in the Transport Sector


As part of the “week” that surrounds International Women’s Day, we’re hosting a breakfast to celebrate!

We will be joined by leading women in transport:

Nicole Lockwood - Taskforce Chair, Westport

Nicole has been on the Board of Infrastructure Australia since 2010, is a member of the Expert Panel leading Inquiry into National Freight and Supply Chain Priorities and is the Chair of the Westport Taskforce. Nicole holds a number of other Chair and board roles focused on infrastructure, urban development and digital enablement.

Previously she was a Director at KPMG leading the government team in Management Consulting.  She resided in the Pilbara for seven years until 2012 holding numerous governance roles including Shire President at the Shire of Roebourne. Nicole is a lawyer having worked in private and public practice.

Jamie Mullins - Rail Planning Manager, Public Transport Authority - METRONET

Jamie is a results-oriented and pragmatic Senior Leader with extensive experience in planning and delivering large and complex public infrastructure schemes to ensure integrated transport facilities and that long‐term, sustainable, and cost effective decisions are incorporated into all phases of a project. Thriving in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment, Jamie is a strong negotiator and networker who always looks at the ‘big picture’.

Jamie has built and led high-performance teams whilst working for Governments, contractors and engineering consulting companies in the UK and Australia.

Heather McPherson - Principal Professional - Rail, GHD

Heather has spent the last 10 years working on major rail projects in the UK. Heather spent 5 years working on the £14.8bn Crossrail project, where she created a team and procedures to enable the successful handover of the Crossrail central section to the infrastructure managers after construction completion in 2018. Prior to joining Crossrail in 2012, Heather was a Project Manager on the Network Rail Thameslink Programme for 5 years, working on the £900m London Bridge Station and £300m Farringdon Station redevelopments, where she managed the design and construction of a new ticket hall, redevelopment of an existing Grade II Listed operational building, stationwide systems and footbridge.

Heather started her career in Fremantle in 2002 as an engineering graduate working for Dubai Ports World in Australia, progressing to Project Manager based in Sydney, overseeing projects in 12 ports around the country. Heather has a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a BSc in Physiology from the University of Western Australia.

In late 2017, Heather relocated her family to her home city of Perth, working for GHD as Principal Professional. She lives in Stirling with her husband Paul and daughters Olivia and Emily.

Each will enthusiastically share their story – their passion for their area of work, times of celebration and reflections on challenges – past and present. 

We are seeking an inquisitive and courageous audience prepared to engage with the speakers and make new acquaintances!

Complimentary for members of Engineers Australia, Railway Technical Society Australia (RTSA), Transport Australasia Society (TAS) and Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA)

Non-members: $30.00

7:30 am for 8:00 am start - 9.30 am 






09 / 03 / 2018 - 07:30 am to 09:30 am
Registration Closes
08 / 03 / 2018 01:00 pm
Engineers Australia WA, Auditorium
712 Murray Street
West Perth
Western Australia
  • EA, RTAA , RTSA and TAS Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Society Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
  • Student Member Rate: $0.00 ($0.00 excl. GST)
  • Non-Member Rate: $30.00 ($27.27 excl. GST)
Engineers Australia WA and Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA)
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia Member Services
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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