Board experience boost for emerging leader

DMTC and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) are proud to announce Elevate scholar Ms Yang-Ming Goh as the inaugural recipient of a DMTC Guest of the Chair Fellowship.

As the Guest of the Chair, Ms Goh will gain skills and capacity as a future industry leader and a new level of management, financial planning and corporate governance experience.

The Elevate program, led by ATSE and supported by the Department of Science, Industry and Resources commenced in 2023 and will award up to 500 undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships to women in STEM. Yang-Ming is currently a Leadership scholar within the Elevate program whilst she is pursuing an MBA.

An Elevate partner organisation, DMTC has designed the Guest of the Chair position as a mentoring experience to provide board-level experience within Australia’s innovation ecosystem.

DMTC Chair Mr Tony Quick said this opportunity is a win-win-win for the organisation, for the Elevate scholar, and for the sector.

“Investing in the next generation of leaders is an integral part of DMTC’s contribution the defence sector, and will also help to create a sustainable and diverse pipeline of STEM talent that can realise opportunities for the nation in the coming decades.

“We are excited to have Ms Goh join us as an emerging leader and Board observer. This will enable her to add her voice and perspective to strategic discussions, and to build her understanding of corporate governance and leadership.

“As much as we hope Yang-Ming benefits from the experience, I expect our Board to benefit from the new perspectives that the Guest of the Chair will bring, and from learning about current and emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities in STEM,” Mr Quick said.

As Guest of the Chair, Ms Goh was invited to join the DMTC Annual Conference in Canberra earlier in April to provide her with a comprehensive overview of the cutting-edge science and technology innovations pursued across DMTC’s portfolio of R&D projects.

The full media release from ATSE is available here.

Posted by Harry Baxter on April 27th, 2023 Tagged: , , ,