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Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia to discuss challenging workforce perceptions

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Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia  Queensland division will be holding a business over breakfast function at the Hilton Brisbane Hotel on Wednesday the 2nd of April aimed at discussing the challenging workforce perceptions by young people of the Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics industries.

Challenging workforce perceptions
Heather Jones, managing director of Success Transport will be one of the keynote speakers for the morning. Heather Jones is the Western Australia Transport Woman of the Year Winner.

Heather Jones started driving heavy vehicles in 1987 when she worked at a mine in WA. Heather was working as a secretary, and the opportunity to drive a haul pack was offered to her so she accepted it.

Heather Jones re-entered the transport Industry driving heavy vehicles as a single mum with her two young daughters in 1994 due to necessity, but she continues in this industry with a love for it and the people in it.

Heather Jones started her own company Success Transport in 2004 and now operates 20 trucks.

Managing change in modern management
Peter Thompson is the Queensland State Manager, Kagan Logistics. Having spent 36 years in Logistics, Peter Thompson has seen a lot of change, especially in the area of Human Resource Management.

Managing this change is a current dilemma of a modern manager and Peter will discuss this further in his presentation.

Peter Thompson is a current director of the Queensland Sea Freight Council, committee member of SCLAAQ, company secretary/treasurer Qld Supply Chain Conference, member of Transport and Storage Standing Sector Committee for Board of Workplace Health and Safety Qld and a past president of the Qld Trucking Association.

Marketing your organisation to women: The secrets to retaining and attracting female talent
Maureen Frank, former Telstra Business Woman of the year and managing director of Emberin, a business specialising in advising organisations on how to retain and attract females, will reveal some of her top secrets to success in being able to achieve gender equity goals.

Maureen Frank will highlight the new strategies that organisations are successfully implementing globally, the pitfalls and the business case around why this is now an essential part of HR strategy for Australian organisations.

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