The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has appointed Sheryle Moon to the new position of chief executive officer.
With more than 20 years of ‘C-level’ experience with organisations spanning the private sector, including ASX-listed and Fortune 500 companies, and the not-for-profit sector, Moon was a natural choice for the professional association.
“Sheryle is highly respected as a leader in the information technology and recruitment industries, and has been particularly passionate about advancing career opportunities for women in both sectors. This, combined with her experience leading a number of industry associations, made her a natural fit for the role,” said NAWIC National President Sandra Steele.
“I am very excited to be leading NAWIC’s work to promote the range of dynamic and challenging careers available for women in the construction industry, and to drive NAWIC’s ambitious agenda to increase support for women currently working in the industry,” said Moon.
She has already identified areas where NAWIC can add value for members. “While the construction industry is Australia’s sixth largest employer, the participation of women in the sector remains low. Just 12% of those employed in the industry are women,” Moon noted.
“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. NAWIC has a unique position of influence within the construction industry and we will be working hard to strengthen this position.”
Moon has extensive experience on boards advising the Australian Government on attraction and retention strategies, particularly for young people and women, added Steele. “We look forward to capitalising on this experience to help NAWIC advance the careers and participation of women in Australia’s construction industry.”
Among Moon’s former association roles were chief executive positions at the Australian Information Industry Association and Australian Institute of Project Management as well as a stint as vice president of the Computer Sciences Corporation.