MechLog’s CEO, Jillian Aylett Brown, selected for Board Diversity Governance Scholarships Programme.

January 3, 2020 MechLog’s CEO, Jillian Aylett Brown, has been selected to participate in the Tasmanian Government’s and the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Board Diversity Governance Scholarships Programme. Ms Aylett Brown said she was honoured and delighted to be selected and that programmes such as these represented a positive and crucial step forward in […]

January 3, 2020

MechLog’s CEO, Jillian Aylett Brown, has been selected to participate in the Tasmanian Government’s and the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Board Diversity Governance Scholarships Programme.

The Hon. Sarah Courtney, MP.
Minister for Health, Minister for Women.

Ms Aylett Brown said she was honoured and delighted to be selected and that programmes such as these represented a positive and crucial step forward in encouraging women to participate in business and to diversify organisation and company boards to reflect the wider community.

“I would like to congratulate the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Institute of Company Directors for initiating the Board Diversity Governance Scholarships Programme. I would also like to congratulate my fellow scholarship winners. Our collective experience across many primary industry sectors is a relatively untapped resource with great potential to guide and grow the Tasmanian economy. This programme will serve to encourage other women to consider taking up positions of influence in companies and organisations; and in doing so benefit Tasmania and the sectors to which they bring their experience and expertise,” Ms Aylett Brown said.

Please see a media release from the Minister for Health & Minister for Women, the Hon. Sarah Courtney MP, below.

January 3, 2020

Minister for Health & Minister for Women, the Hon. Sarah Courtney MP.

Supporting women in leadership.

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to creating a more inclusive Tasmania, that empowers women to fully participate in our economic, social, political and community life.

The Board Diversity Governance Scholarships Program (the Program) is offered in partnership with the Tasmanian Government and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). The Program offers several corporate governance course scholarships to increase leadership skills of Tasmanian women. This year, the Program focussed on industries where women are traditionally under-represented.

Applications for the 2019-20 Program have recently closed, attracting a strong field of 73 applicants. The selection process has now been completed and I would like to congratulate the six successful applicants that have been awarded scholarships:

  • Jillian Aylett Brown:                 Forestry
  • Rachel Brown:                         Agriculture
  • Davina Gregory-Dunsmuir:      Agriculture
  • Abigail Foley:                           Engineering/construction
  • Jo Fearman:                            Aquaculture
  • Phillipa Sims:                            Aquaculture

As at September 30, 2019, women comprised 44.5 per cent representation on Tasmanian Government boards and committees. In July 2015, the Women on Boards Strategy was released, at which time women held 33.8 per cent of all board positions.

Programs like this partnership with the AICD ensure that the number of Women on Tasmanian boards and committees continues to grow.

MEDIA NOTES: Mechanised Logging Pty Limited (MechLog) is an Australian forestry services company that commenced operations in 1994. Since that time, the company has established its brand and its ‘Forestry with Care’ approach to industry practices as a respected services provider to the sector. Over the years, MechLog has kept pace with the latest technology and forestry practices. By embracing the changes within the industry, adopting new technologies, and maintaining a fleet of modern equipment, MechLog has built a successful sustainable business, and created greater efficiencies and productivity to meet the requirements of their clients and the demands of the end-users.

Media contact: Mark Wells +61 414 015 966

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