Your 2019 WiT Board
Penelope Holder - Governance & Operations
Penelope is a dedicated professional and team leader, passionate about collaborative working environments, excellent team culture and consistently improving personal and team performance. She has a strong customer focus and unwavering commitment to delivering public value through high quality government. She is a natural communicator and has ability to build strong relationships within a diverse network of internal and external stakeholders. Penelope is extremely passionate about the health sector and am completing a Bachelor of Public Health at Queensland University of Technology and is driven to make a positive contribution to the Queensland’s Public Health system to address community need and realise the vision for better health care for Queenslanders.
Natasha Duerden - Marketing
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.
Marie Howarth - Communications & Engagement
Marie 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, not-for-profits and SMEs. She has developed a powerful toolkit of skill and experience, particularly in complex technical disciplines (engineering, resources and IT) and sensitive community sectors (health, education and justice). 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 the performance of the team. Her leadership, passion for creativity, innovation, and flair for storytelling has delivered many complex and challenging projects, often with award-winning results. Marie's specialties: Corporate communications; brand, reputation and issues management; change agency; integrated marketing communications; media relations; stakeholder and community engagement.
Lisa Cawthorne - Operations (non-board)
Lisa has been Operations Manager for WiT since 2012 and is a strong advocate for WiT's mission, to Advance, Connect and Empower women in technology industries. In her role Lisa is responsible for project management of programs and events including developing & managing events calendar, budget preparation, speaker recruitment, sponsorship raising and management, event promotions (both web and social media). Lisa is also responsible for operational project management of membership and support resources including database management, sponsorships and strategic relationship management. Lisa has excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational and problem solving capability and budget management as well as marketing skills. She is highly disciplined self starter and autonomous in her role without detailed supervision. Lisa has an excellent ability to build and maintain trusted relationships and a high level capability of building a public and corporate profile to support development of the organization.LinkedIn