NAWIC announce appointment of new board chair and vice chair
To help further help the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) mission of achieving an equitable construction industry where women fully participate, NAWIC has welcomed Kristine Scheul to the position of national nhair and Alison Price to the position of vice chair.
Kristine joined NAWIC in 2007. She was instrumental in helping to establish the NAWIC ACT Chapter where she served as President for over two years. Kristine has also served as a member of the NAWIC National Board since 2017. Kristine brings extensive experience in the construction industry having been the Construction Partner at Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers for several years prior to joining Thiess. Kristine is currently the head of the Legal and Contracts team with Transport Canberra City Services where she started as the Project Lawyer for the Light Rail Project in Canberra. Kristine is passionate about the role of women in the construction industry and has both mentored and been mentored by some of the most talented and innovative women in the industry.
Prior to being elected to the NAWIC Board last year, Alison held the position of NAWIC Queensland Chapter President for three years. During her time as President of the Queensland Chapter, Alison helped set up the ‘Women on Tools’ Committee and finalised the establishment of the Northern Territory as a standalone chapter of NAWIC. Alongside her work with NAWIC, Alison also sits on the Board of the Waste Recycling Industry Queensland (WRIQ), and is the founder and Managing Director of her own mobile recycling, soil amelioration and remediation business, SoilCyclers. Alison promotes flexible work practices for all her team, both onsite and in the office, and actively offers opportunities for entry level applicants from any background to build careers in the construction industry.
Looking forward, Kristine said “I am both very pleased and honoured to accept the position of Chair of NAWIC which will continue until the AGM in November 2020. Based on my discussions with Alison so far, leading the Board through the next year and a half is going to be a rewarding collaboration.”
“I would also especially like to thank outgoing Chair and Vice Chair Helen Badger and Hayley Cassidy for their tireless work and dedication to their roles over the past two years. The legacy of Helen and Hayley’s leadership is a committed and talented National Board with the backing and support of our amazing network of members”.