The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has named Laurice Temple its new CEO. Temple, a former President of the association’s Victoria/Tasmania chapter, is a construction specialist and a longtime champion of women in the industry.
“We are delighted to announce Laurice’s appointment as NAWIC’s new CEO. Laurice is a results-driven leader with proven track record of successful project outcomes, and she joins NAWIC with a deep understanding of our industry and its potential,” said NAWIC National President Jane Bateson.
“Laurice is highly respected throughout the industry for her capacity to inspire, innovate and achieve exceptional results. She has a long-term commitment to advancing the opportunities of women in our industry, and we look forward to her contributing her exceptional knowledge and skills to NAWIC.”
Temple has more than 25 years’ experience working on large infrastructure projects including petroleum and chemicals facilities, airports, rail, roads, and water infrastructure assets for companies including BP, Thiess and Bechtel.
She has also been recognised for her support of women in construction, last year taking home the Grocon Crystal Vision Award for advancing the interests of women in the construction industry at the NAWIC Victoria and Tasmania Chapter Excellence Awards.
“I am both excited and honoured to be taking up the role of NAWIC CEO, and am looking forward to furthering NAWIC’s ambitious mission to increase the opportunities for women in our industry,” said Temple.