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Networking Lunch: Women in Leadership


Tuesday, 29 March 2022
12:15pm to 2:00pm

235 St Georges Terrace

CPD Hours


Cost (Inc GST)

$88.00 Member
$99.00 Subscriber
$110.00 Non-member

Four dimensions of infrastructure sustainability

Infrastructure sustainability is imperative for operation, equity, resilience, recovery, and growth in a challenging environment. 

The latest in our Women in Leadership series, this special briefing will see Australia’s infrastructure and sustainability leaders discuss the contexts in which our infrastructure systems live and operate. 

Join us to unpack the urgent issues that are challenging the sustainability of our infrastructure systems. How do we need to change our thinking, design and strategy to deliver sustainable, equitable, efficient and accessible infrastructure?

What is in it for you?

Our expert panel will examine:

  • The four dimensions of sustainability — Economic and financial, social, environmental and institutional.
  • Australia’s social challenge — equity, ageing, health, community.
  • Aligning economic and development strategies with resource, skilling, and mobilisation.
  • The spotlight on National critical infrastructure
  • Australia’s climate challenge and the task for mitigation, transition and innovation


Chair: Catriona Wearn FGIA FCG, Executive Manager Legal and Governance , RAC

Catriona is the Executive Manager, Legal & Governance at The Royal Automobile Club of W.A. (Inc.) and is also Company Secretary. She has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer, working initially in England, predominantly specialising in property and commercial law. Since 1999, Catriona has practised in Western Australia, in the areas of banking, finance, corporate, commercial and property law. She has lectured in corporate and insolvency law, presented corporate governance courses for the Governance Institute and other member organisations. Catriona has been a Councillor on the Governance Institute WA State Council since 2017 and commenced as Chair in 2021.

Susan Kreemer Pickford, General Manager WA, Engineers Australia

Susan Kreemer Pickford is the General Manager of Engineers Australia in WA. She is a Fellow of EA, a Chartered Professional Engineer and Engineering Executive. After graduating in Scotland, she worked as a civil engineer on a range of transport projects for 4 years before emigrating to Perth where she spent the next 15 years in consulting engineering.  At Jacobs, Susan led a number of transport projects before moving into senior roles in client management, business development and industry liaison. She was the Project Director of the Living Smart program for the East Metropolitan Regional Council which worked with communities to reduce their travel, waste, water and energy use through behaviour change. From 2017 to 2018 she chaired the National Science Week WA Coordinating Committee. She represents Engineers Australia on a number of government and industry advisory committees and was recently appointed to the Industry Advisory Board of the Gravity Discovery Centre.  She is a member of the Curtin University Science and Engineering Faculty Council. In 2018 she won a Women In Technology WA “20 in 20” award for her commitment to advancing the engineering profession.

Nicole Lockwood, Director, Lockwood Advisory

Nicole was appointed as Chairperson of Infrastructure WA in October 2021. Nicole is passionate about the creation of engaged and thriving cities. With a background in law and regional economic development, she works with Government and the private sector to develop long-term infrastructure plans to secure the future prosperity and liveability of our cities and regions. Nicole has recently been appointed as the Strategic Advisor to the Future of Fremantle Planning Committee charged with re-imagining the port precinct beyond its industrial life. She also holds Board roles with the Green Building Council of Australia, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and also chairs the Sienna Wood Joint Venture.

Who should attend? 

  • Directors
  • Non-executive Directors
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Governance and risk management professionals
  • Retired members
  • Government/Public sector professionals
  • Non-Government organisations

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