WesCEF General Manager HSE named finalist in Women in Industry Awards

Outstanding leadership and contribution in the areas of health, safety and environment at Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF), which includes CSBP and Kleenheat Gas, has earned General Manager Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Liane Unewisse a place in the finals of the inaugural Women in Industry Awards.

The awards recognise and reward the achievements of women working within the mining, engineering, manufacturing and process control industries, and aim to raise the profile of women within industry, as well as promote and encourage excellence.

Liane is one of three national finalists in the Excellence in Manufacturing category, and is being
recognised for her role in achieving notable declines in total recordable injuries and improvements in environmental performance across WesCEF, including at CSBP Kwinana.
Liane said she was thrilled to be recognised as a finalist in the Excellence in Manufacturing category of the Women in Industry Awards.

“I’m a great advocate of women in the workforce, particularly of women in leadership,” she said.

“Being named as a finalist motivates me to continue to promote the fantastic contribution women make to the industry, and support the great work achieved by both my female predecessors and peers in breaking down stereotypes about women in the workforce.

“I’m fortunate enough to work with a diverse team of people who understand the value women bring to the workforce, and who are dedicated to providing development opportunities to women throughout their careers.”

WesCEF Managing Director, Tom O’Leary described Liane as a strong, committed and insightful leader who worked hard to assist all of the businesses across WesCEF to achieve their objectives.

“The results of Li’s work have been exceptional, and she continues to challenge all of us to make further improvements, and to realise what is possible in HSE,” he said.

Liane said she enjoyed being part of WesCEF’s continuous improvement journey, where every
individual’s contribution could make a difference.

“At WesCEF, we’re committed to safety, the environment and the communities in which we operate,” Liane said.

“Striving to achieve the best possible outcomes in these areas, and fostering a positive, aligned and supportive work culture, is what continues to feed my enthusiasm for our business and the
improvements still to come.” 

Winners of the inaugural Women in Industry Awards will be announced at an awards dinner in
Sydney on Wednesday, 25 June.