Over the past few months, SCG has been growing and expanding. As a result, we have been able to bring many women into the team, promoting one of the core values of our organisation, gender equality.

Here is a snapshot of the women who add to SCG’s success (from left to right):

Lauren Coombes – Quality Manager
Lauren is responsible for coordinating the ongoing implementation of SCG’s Quality Management System. She has a background in social science and work rehabilitation and has experience with quality assurance projects through her Occupational Therapy degree. Lauren’s attention to detail has been invaluable to her success in efficiently and effectively implementing SCG Quality Management System in accordance with the ISO9001:2015 standard.

Suzanne Stipanic – Office Manager
Suzanne is responsible for administrative and HR support at SCG. She brings 10+ years of experience in freight forwarding, international transport and logistics to the table. Suzie joined SCG to get involved with project teams in order to build on her own project management skills.

Eliza St Hill – Quality Support
Eliza’s current role at SCG is to support and assist the implementation of SCG’s Quality Management System. She is currently completing her Law degree at Monash University. Eliza joined the team in order to gain work experience in both quality systems and project management combined. She brings to the team strong communication and analytical skills.

Renee Swadling – Project Manager
Renee is responsible for the management of one of our key public transport upgrade projects. She has qualifications in Business and Applied Science (Manufacturing Technology) and 17+ years of experience working with Qantas Airways in Commercial Management and procurement roles, and Downer Rail on major rollingstock projects.

These women will be representing SCG at the Australian Railway Association’s ‘Women in Rail Lunch’ on the 15th of March. This lunch is one of many aspects of the ARA’s national plan to improve the rail industry’s gender imbalance. During the lunch, key players in the industry will be presenting on what needs to be done to foster a culture of appropriately championing women in rail. This will be a good opportunity for SCG to meet and network with other members of the industry as well as show our support for a gender equal rail industry.