With expertise in project control, quality assurance, OHS, systems administration and development, Caroline brings a broad depth of knowledge to her QA role. Travel has always been an integral part of Caroline’s life and it has fortuitously influenced and shaped her career. Travelling to Japan for a teaching role, to then working as a PA / marketing / business development coordinator, Caroline has made the most of career opportunities as they have presented themselves.
On returning to Australia, Caroline moved to Karratha, WA to continue her travels. This signified her foray into the large industrial construction and mining company arena, where she worked initially in payroll, and then as a senior document controller. This experience gave Caroline the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the requirements of large scope projects, project management, system administration and development. Citing the Raise Bore Fan project at Olympic Dam as one of the most significant projects she has been involved in, Caroline enjoys working on projects from the design phase through to construction.
It was her first trip to Africa in 2009 that had a profound and lasting effect on Caroline. During her time in Tanzania, Caroline was inspired by the difference that could be made, and wanting to learn more, she decided to volunteer her time to help the local community. From this experience and a serendipitous meeting with fellow traveller Brendan Frost, Team Vista was re-launched in 2009 in honour Brendan’s late father. Team Vista has grown to include teams of staff, volunteers and two Boards; one in Australia and the other in Tanzania. In 2012 WGA created a scholarship in recognition and support of the amazing work of Team Vista. Since then Caroline has travelled to Tanzania each year with WGA scholarship participants, contributing to on the ground projects within the local community.
Travel and her involvement in the 2013 Governors’ Leadership Program has equipped Caroline with the skills to be able to adapt to change and challenging environments. Working with a diverse range of people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, the program helped to enhance Caroline’s leadership and communication skills, and ignited her motivation to study international development.
Caroline is an active member of the Leaders of Institute of SA Alumni Raise Bore fans – flagship project