Ask me about
- How technology can help businesses perfom better
- Training to be an army officer and leaving to go back to uni
- Gaining transferrable skills in a variety of industries
- International Experience
I grew up mostly in Canberra with my parents and 2 younger brothers also spending time on my grandparent’s farm in NSW. I completed high school in Brisbane.
I was pretty confused about what to do after leaving school and my university application forms in 1995 were for Engineering, Architecture, Law, Commerce and Arts! I instead joined the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) in Canberra to train to be an army officer. I stayed 2 years before deciding it wasn’t for me and returned to Brisbane to complete university. I joined the accounting firm PriceWaterhouse Coopers in Brisbane as a graduate. After 1 year I moved to a new job as an internal auditor with a big company. This was great fun as I travelled around Australia with work. I became a qualified accountant and auditor and then left Australia in 2005 to move to London, UK.
I stayed in the UK for almost 6 years and then returned home to Brisbane where I joined QGC. I came home to Australia with my Scottish boyfriend and we are now married with two children! I love being able to use my brain at work but still be a devoted Mum.
About my role
This role makes decisions about which digital products or solutions to deliver to help improve the way our business performs. We can’t do everything, so we need to look at demands from lots of different areas of the business about digital solutions and then make choices. We look at how the process works, not just the technology itself but how it would be used to change what we do (for example, how would a virtual reality headset be used in our business – would it be good to inspect a well in our gas field or good to run a training course).
- Bachelor of Commence
- Bachelor of Arts
- Certified Practicing Accountant
- Certified Internal Auditor
- Business Studies
- Digital Design/Information Technology
- Mathematical Methods (Maths B)
- Specialist Mathematics (Maths C)
- Winner of the Royal Dutch Shell Chief Information Officer award for Efficiency gains in Queensland Gas Company production operations via digital solutions (team award)
15 year old me!!
My career journey
Joined army which was great leadership training and I learned a lot about myself
Started business career leading audits and travelling around Australia
Moved overseas and really cut my teeth doing exciting work for a bank during the GFC
Returned home to Oz and joined oil & gas industry, took maternity leave.
Returned to workforce part time