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(From L-R) Emma Greenley (Secretary), Marie Howarth (Communications & Engagement), Kristy Simpkin (Outgoing ICT Co-President), Alison Rice (Co-President, Life Sciences), Tracy Russell (Business Development), Joanna Field (Incoming Co-President ICT and Outgoing ICT Chapter Chair), Natasha Duerden (Marketing), Melissa Sykes (Life Sciences Chapter Chair), Bec Langdon (Incoming ICT Chapter Chair) and Penny Holder (Operations & Governance) ABSENT: Di Su (Treasurer)

We are very proud and inspired by the calibre and skillset of board members we continually attract at WiT and proud of the growth and culture that they bring to the organisation.
This year is no exception and we are immensely excited to welcome a number of new board members to the fold.

With Joanna Field (outgoing ICT Chair) moving into the Co-President role we are excited to have Bec Langdon take the position of ICT Committee Chair.  Bec is a long term supporter of WiT and has been an active member of our ICT Committee for a number of years.  Working collaboratively with partners, colleagues and clients, Bec creates partnerships built on trust and value.  With enthusiasm to achieve great outcomes, Bec searches for mutually beneficial solutions by not taking no for an answer.  For 18 years, Bec has been building a successful reputation as an ICT specialist and skilled account manager through creating supportive networks, education and a persistent attitude.  Achieving an MBA majoring in Project Management and a Master of Business and Innovation, Bec has the technical business knowledge to support her vast experience.

We also have recognised the importance of the marketing and communications function of the organisation by bringing two very talented members into the group Marie Howarth (Communications & Engagement) and Natasha Duerden (Marketing).

Marie Howarth is a media, communications and engagement specialist who has traveled the world of PR, driving change, managing risk and building brands. Her journey has given a rare insight across government, corporate, nfp and SMEs.  She has developed a powerful toolkit of skill and experience, particularly in complex technical disciplines and sensitive community sectors.  Marie has built her reputation in issues-rich environments where effective stakeholder relationships are crucial and measures success by the results achieved for her clients and team performance. Her leadership, passion for creativity, innovation and flair for storytelling has delivered many complex and challenging projects.

Natasha is a senior commercial digital marketer, with proven experience delivering successful ROI and digital strategy programs across travel, retail and publishing verticals.  Specialising in digital transformation change, strategy and implementation, with hands-on experience and management oversight across - analytics and reporting; large-scale, multi-million dollar projects; large on and offshore team leadership; e-commerce; performance media; large OPEX and CAPEX budget accountability; and demonstrated digital and e-commerce strategy, ROI and CRO achievements. Natasha is a data-driven commercial marketer, applying a customer focused approach to digital experiences, with experience leading and implementing digital personalisation and targeting strategies across cross-channel marketing funnels to facilitate a seamless customer experience.

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