Marjolein Towler, WITWA Chair from 1998-2016
Principal Consultant (Business Process & Promapp) - Director, Consultas Pty Ltd. Marjolein was part of WiTWA for nearly 20 years and played an incredibly significant role in building the network and program scope, while creating a vibrant network with real impact. She continues to champion diversity and equity in the workplace and encourages government to continue to support this change. Marjolein is an Information Designer, Facilitator, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Process Professional Champion (CPPC). She has extensive experience in the development of Business and Project Management Systems through Business Process Mapping, as well as teaching and training development & delivery. Marjolein accepted the role as WITWA Ambassador in April 2019.
Sheryl Frame, Deputy Chair, WITWA from 2004 - 2017
Director, EDICT International Consultants. Sheryl works as a Commercialisation Adviser for Accelerating Commercialisation – an element of the Entrepreneur Infrastructure Program (EIP) , a federal government initiative. She worked for many years with innovative technology-based business, helping them take their product or services to market. Sheryl has a number of Institute memberships, including the Institute of Directors (South Africa), the Institute of Marketing Managers (South Africa and Australia), the Computer Society (South Africa and Australia), and is a previous member of the PHISC (Private Healthcare Industry Standards. She is a strong supporter of workplace equality, volunteers for SpringBoard Enterprise and served on the WiTWA committee in various capacities from 2004 until 2017. Sheryl accepted the role as WITWA Ambassador in April 2019.
Anitra Robertson, Past WITWA Committee Member
Senior Consultant, Cognizant. Leveraging today's unprecedented growth in digital technology, Anitra is passionate about leading global transformation projects involving the latest in cybersecurity, robotics and automation across the mining resources and healthcare sector. Anitra managed change projects with mining company Rio Tinto for 12 years involving global restructures, and the introduction of autonomous trucks and drilling technology into Pilbara mining operations as part of Rio Tinto's Mine of the Future®. In healthcare, Anitra partnered with leading universities to establish evidence-based applications of virtual and augmented reality, robotics and data science in medical training and patient care. Anitra accepted the role as WITWA Ambassador in April 2019.
Leisa Aitken, Past WITWA Techtrails Committee Member
Marketing and communications coordinator, Ashdale Secondary College. Passionate about ICT and STEM education, Leisa assisted in the establishment of the Ashdale STEM Focus Group and subsequent STEM Institute which develops students’ skills in emerging technologies and creative thinking. Leisa believes that ICT access and high-quality ICT education is key to ensuring students have a successful future regardless of their background. As a former member of the Techtrails Sub-Committee, Leisa continues to work with WITWA to ensure that students from many other WA high schools also have the opportunity to connect with STEM role models. Leisa accepted the role as WITWA Ambassador in April 2019.
Lucie Hammond, Past WITWA Techtrails Committee Member
Founder, Diversifly. Lucie is an entrepreneur with a huge amount of energy for learning, growth and realising people potential through new and emerging disruptive technology. With a background in corporate communications, change, psychotherapy and executive coaching she is well placed to explore enterprise needs for the future of work. Lucie is Founder and CEO of Diversifly, a start-up specialising in learning and development through virtual reality, with a particular focus on the people and leadership skills that she believes will differentiate humans from bots in the coming age of automation. Lucie accepted the role as WITWA Ambassador in April 2019.
Dr Simon Carroll
Head of Science - Collections & Research with the Western Australian Museum, the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collection. For over 120 years the Western Australian Museum has been making the State's natural and social heritage accessible and engaging through research, exhibitions and public programs. Previously, Dr Carroll was the Head of Science Partnerships at Scitech and Director of the WA Biomedical Research Institute. He has also held a number of executive positions in CSIRO and publicly-listed biotech companies. Dr Carroll is a serial innovator and has been involved in a number of start-up companies.
Partner, Research & Development Tax Services, RSM Australia. Stephen is a Director in the Tax Services Division with specialist skills in the R&D Tax Incentive and innovation consulting services. Since commencing his career in 1999, Stephen has been providing consulting services across Australia in a diverse range of industries and to businesses of varying size, from start-up innovators to large multi-national corporations.
Stephen is well connected to the Innovation Community at all levels and keeps well informed of contemporary developments in innovation and industry. His specialist expertise is leveraged by industry professionals, both local and international. Stephen’s commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship is clear and ongoing, as is demonstrated by his involvement in various committees and organisations. Steve accepted the role as WITWA Ambassador in April 2019.