NAWO appoints two female leaders to the board

The National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) has recently announced the appointment of two female leaders to their board.  Based in WA is Board Member & Non-Executive Director Andrea Sutton and in Queensland Transformation Manager, Air BP Kartini Oei, who has stepped up from Chair of the NAWO Queensland volunteer Committee.

Both Andrea and Kartini bring a long and strong track record of operations and leadership experience and a deep passion for driving gender balance across multiple industries.

Andrea has built her career in the resources industry over 25 years in leadership and strategy roles and has spent the majority of her career living and working in regional and remote locations around Australia.  She is currently a board member at Infrastructure WA and ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) and was previously a non-executive director at Energy Resources of Australia, Head of Health, Safety, Environment and Security at Rio Tinto and Chief Executive and Managing Director of Energy Resources of Australia.

Andrea Sutton

Kartini is responsible for strategy and project implementation at BP.  Previous roles have included managing sales businesses, operations and M&A projects and doing so by delivering business growth and leading high performing teams.  Kartini also mentors people inside and outside her organisation and is passionate about people achieving their professional goals.

Kartini Oei


NAWO also appointed two new male board members- Adrian Fahey, CEO of SAGE Group and Matthew Brierley, Manager Intelligent Assets and co-chair of Gender Equality Matters at Woodside Energy; strengthening its male representation with a seven female, four male board member ratio.

“All four board appointments bring distinct expertise and ideas to NAWO in both their professional experience and passion to create diverse and inclusive operational workplaces,” Megan McCracken, NAWO Board Chair said.

“NAWO, Australia’s largest women’s professional network is on a growth trajectory – supporting more women to take charge of their careers and leadership opportunities and reaching more multi-industry corporate members to drive better gender balance in their businesses.  We are thrilled to have our new board members join the NAWO network.”

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