ACT Contacts

2016 NAWIC ACT COUNCIL

All the ACT Chapter Council members are volunteers and can be contacted by email. If you have an urgent enquiry, please email the National Office or ph 1800 767 977. 

President

 

Lisa Dart - Project Coordination (Australia) Pty Ltd

Lisa has held many roles in the construction industry in both the public and private sectors and has found a real passion for the built environment.  She loves the diversity of working in construction, the daily challenges, being on site and the mate-ships that have developed. There are so many different facets to the industry and Lisa believes that there is a real and significant place for women in construction. Lisa is a true advocate of women in the construction industry promoting the skills and qualities that cannot be learnt by formal training but are natural attributes that women have and are so required in this changing industry.  Lisa is the Company System Manager for Project Coordination (Australia) Pty Ltd and the Chair of the ACT Construction Industry Safety Reference Group.

Vice President

 

Amanda Laverie - Daryl Jackson Alastair Swayn

Amanda Laverie is an Associate with over 20 years’ experience in architecture and interiors. She has worked on many diverse projects, including extensive experience on corporate and government fitout projects. She loves the satisfaction of seeing designs built as a collaborative process between all stakeholders. Amanda has also been teaching Building Design and Interior Design at CIT for a number of years, and is passionate about encouraging and mentoring women in construction, and bringing them together to support each other.

Treasurer


 

Fiona Doherty - Rider Levett Bucknall

Fiona is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (FRICS & FAIQS) with over 26 years’ experience and is currently a Director of Rider Levett Bucknall in the ACT. Fiona has been involved with NAWIC ACT since 2009 as a Council Member, Treasurer and National Director in 2011. She is the recipient of the NAWIC ACT Crystal Vision Award (2011) and AIQS Infinite Value Awards 2014 Women in Construction and Professional of the Year. She is also a member of the PCA Diversity Committee.
Fiona has a passion for promoting diversity in Property and Construction to highlight the importance and benefits of inclusiveness in organisations

Secretary

 

Kim Raysmith

With a background in international importing, wholesale and design, Kim entered the construction industry over 12 years ago via the health infrastructure sector in Western Australia.  Kim has worked on several complex hospital development projects in WA and the ACT, fulfilling design coordination and project management roles.    Kim presently works as a Senior Project Manager for TSA Management delivering Health and Aged Care Facilities within the ACT and neighbouring districts.   

Kim is an energetic and passionate advocate for women in construction.  As the new Secretary to the ACT chapter, her objectives are to assist members and promote NAWIC in the local community.  Kim hopes to develop positive and supportive networks between likeminded women and construction colleagues in Canberra and throughout Australia.

Sponsorship Chair

 

Kristine Scheul – Capital Metro

Kristine joined NAWIC in 2007 and became Chair of the ACT members of the NSW/ACT Chapter as it then was. After a few years she helped found the ACT Chapter of NAWIC and served as President of the ACT Chapter for over two years. She has a long history and background in Construction having been the Construction Partner at Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers for several years before moving to Brisbane and joining Thiess. During her time in Brisbane Kristine was the Project Lawyer on both the Airport Link Project and the Victorian Desalination Project.   Kristine is currently working as the Project Lawyer for Capital Metro on the light rail project.
Kristine is very 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. She is of  the view that the ACT Chapter of NAWIC is uniquely placed to influence great change for women in the industry and looks forward to being a part of NAWIC’s continued growth in Canberra.

Professional Development Co-Chair

 

Aisling O'Grady
Since graduating with an environmental science degree in Ireland, Aisling has gained over 6 years’ experience working as an environmental scientist on mines, land development projects and most recently the construction industry, specialising in contaminated land assessments and remediation projects. This has seen Aisling interact with builders, developers and architects and has sparked an interest in combining her environmental background with working in the construction industry. Aisling has joined NAWIC as she is passionate about progressing women working in the construction and building industry and looks forward to assisting in further raising the profile of NAWIC in ACT.

Professional Development Co-Chair

 

Michelle Dimoski
Michelle started in the industry as a cadet civil engineer for a local council and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. After moving to Canberra over two years ago, Michelle became a Geotechnical Engineer for ACT Geotechnical Engineers. Michelle has over two years experience in engineering design and project management, including experience in geotechnical investigations and design in the Canberra and Wollongong region. Michelle has geotechnical experience on Council projects, large-scale subdivisions, commercial/multi-unit buildings, fill platforms/road embankments, and civil infrastructure, as well a vast knowledge of geotechnical computer applications. Michelle is passionate about improving the participation of women in construction and believes NAWIC will help influence the progress of women within the industry.

Professional Development Advisor

 

Rudi Schneider
Rudi has been a supporter of women in construction for many years.  As a Project Manager with the Construction & Property Services Industry Skills Council he was an Award supporter for NAWIC in Queensland and Victoria, and the Crystal Vision sponsor in the ACT.  He was also a supporter of the Women into Building project on the Queensland Sunshine Coast.
Now retired, Rudi is continuing his support through membership of the NAWIC ACT Council as its first male councilor.

Marketing Chair

Ailsa Mott

Events Chair

TBA

Marketing/Media Chair

Elisabeth Judd

Editorial Chair

Catherine Carter (acting)
Head of the Property Council of Australia’s Canberra office for more than a decade, Catherine now heads up a boutique consulting firm where she retains an interest and focus on urban environments, community building and diversity. She provides a range of specialist business and communication advisory services to businesses and not-for-profit associations including development and construction companies, law firms, arts and cultural organisations and a range of industry groups. Catherine sits on several boards including Music for Canberra, the National Association of Women in Construction ACT Chapter Council and the Ministerial Advisory Council on Women, and is a regular media columnist and commentator on issues relating to the built environment and diversity. Catherine was the recipient of the Telstra Business Women’s ACT Community and Government Award in 2010.