Cathi Payne has been in the T&L industry for over 20 years combining roles in warehousing and road transport and eventually transitioning to running her own company, Payne Haulage.
Cathi began her T&L career at the Shell terminal in North Fremantle working in the high-bay warehouse before starting a trucking business with her husband in 2001. Cathi has held a Multi-Combination (MC) Licence since 1993 and has taken a number of short courses particularly in the Accounts and Payroll / HR areas.
As part of her managerial role, Cathi is responsible for most of the administrative tasks (Systems, Payroll, Accounts, Human Resources, Industrial Relations, and WA Heavy Vehicle Accreditation) and helps as needed with operational tasks. Cathi is an active member of Transport Women Australia and is the Vice-Chair of the Transport and Logistics Industry Reference Committee (the formal channel for considering industry skills requirements in the development and review of training packages).
With a thirst for knowledge, Cathi spends considerable time upskilling herself to better support her business and the industry at large.
Brian has more than 20 years experience in labour relations, human resource management, workforce services issues and learning and development. Since starting his career in the private sector, he has undertaken a range of roles as an operative, consultant, operational manager and director in key public sector agencies and central government departments.
Brian’s work experience encompasses involvement in maritime, transport, health, education and justice sectors, with extensive exposure to labour relations at both state and federal levels.
He has been a former officer in the Australian Army Reserve, holds a post-graduate qualification in Industrial Relations and is currently Deputy Chair of the Rail Workforce Development Committee.
Brian joined the Public Transport Authority (PTA) in February 2008 as Executive Director, People and Organisational Development. In this role, he has responsibility for strategic people management and oversees the delivery of functional human resource services for the PTA’s people.He also sits on the Rail Industry Reference Committee, the formal channel for considering industry skills requirements in the development and review of training packages for the rail sector.
Steve Barrett has been in the aviation industry for twenty three years and he has worked for Qantas in Western Australia for the past seventeen years. Prior to that, Steve performed a similar role at Ansett Airways. At Qantas, Steve is responsible for managing relationships with major corporate customers. This can include designing catering options for flights, scheduling of flights to meet customer’s requirements, customising the passenger experience and managing the coordination of aircraft activity in response to crisis. Steve has also been involved in crisis and business continuity planning for Qantas.Steve is also a Flying Lieutenant in the Air Force reserve and is qualified as a Logistics Officer in the RAAF with a wide range of responsibilities from passenger and cargo handling to organising deployment convoys and warehousing. Steve is also a member of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia and flies general aviation as a hobby. As an Air Force reservist, he has also had the opportunity to fly military aircraft.
Highly effective Business Professional with over 20 years’ experience delivering leadership within the Transport and Logistics sectors. Exceptional track record of success in utilising strategic business acumen to improve company’s’ bottom line. Responsive approach to changing and challenging environments with a record of delivering results under pressure. Excellent communicator, able to build and maintain successful business relationships, and demonstrable results in developing productive relationships with blue chip companies. Strong leader with an emphasis on managing diverse workforce cultures and lifting team performance to maximise profits and achieve deadlines.
Stuart is an experienced Master Mariner holding a Master (Unlimited) licence. He has sailed on various different types of vessels including bulk carriers, gas tanker, crude tankers, chemical tankers, container ships and research vessel during his sea service of eleven years.
Since coming ashore in 2006, he has completed his Executive MBA through the AP Moller MAESTRO Programme gaining experience in AP Moller Management positions in Project Management, Container Operations, Terminal Operations and Business Development, working internationally on projects focussing mainly of Lean Six Sigma to improve efficiency, safety and reduce operational costs.
Stuart has worked in the Oil and Gas Industry gaining experience on FPSO operations in Australia and Singapore. His knowledge of Petroleum operations was shared as an Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at IDESS Maritime Centre in the Philippines, where he trained companies such as VELA, BP Shipping and Jo Tankers in Advanced Petroleum Tanker Operations and working with MSIC to develop a Chemical Tanker CBTA Package. Stuart has experience with gas, chemical and petroleum operations. He has worked as Marine Superintendent managing Quality and Safety Management Systems and Inspections for Crude Tankers.
Stuart also sits on the Maritime Industry Reference Committee, the formal channel for considering industry skills requirements in the development and review of training packages for the Maritime sector.
Natasha has a demonstrated history of experience in the Maritime Industry and is skilled in Human Relations, Industrial Relations, Global Crew Management, EBA negotiations, offshore oil and gas and international shipping. She is also an Employer Representative member of the Seacare Authority.
Natasha is passionate to be a part of shaping the future of the Maritime Industry in Australia. She is currently the Head of the Offshore HR department for Solstad and was previously working as Area Crew Manager (Asia Pacific) for Maersk Supply Service in Oil and Gas.
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