23 October 2012 — Sheryle Moon has been appointed as chief executive officer of the National Association of Women in Construction.
Ms Moon has 20 years’ experience with organisations spanning the private sector, including ASX-listed and Fortune 500 companies, and the not-for-profit sector.
NAWIC national president Sandra Steele said Ms Moon was highly respected as a leader in the information technology and recruitment industries, and had been particularly passionate about advancing career opportunities for women in both sectors.
Ms Moon said while the construction industry was Australia’s sixth largest employer, the participation of women in the sector remained low.
“Just 12 per cent of those employed in the industry are women. We know that a diverse workforce is a more effective one, and one of the best ways to boost productivity, attract talented employees and reduce skills shortages is to increase the participation of women in the sector,” she said.
“NAWIC has a unique position of influence within the construction industry and we will be working hard to strengthen this position.”
Ms Moon was formerly vice president of Computer Sciences Corporation and managing partner with Andersen Consulting. She was also the Global Program Owner for Fortune 500 company, Manpower.