Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion in the flexible pavement industry 

Australian Flexible Pavement Association (AfPA) recognises the positive benefits an inclusive workforce plays on all aspects of our lives – attracting the best talent drives innovation, productivity and best practice outcomes. AfPA seeks to develop strategies tailored to the industry’s unique culture and workforce with a focus on empowering and encouraging diversity, including fostering emerging talent, women, people from indigenous communities, refugees and migrants, and all minorities.

AfPA’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The AfPA is strongly committed to gender equity and diversity, working across the flexible pavement industry to address the barriers and challenges to successfully attract, recruit and retain a broad workforce. 

AfPA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The AfPA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been formed to address the long-standing lack of diversity across our industry and encourage systemic workplace practices, leadership, professional development and culture to prioritise inclusion

Chair – Ms Kym Murphy

Ms Kym Murphy (General Manager (RoadTek) Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is the first Chairperson to the AfPA Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Kym is a qualified Civil Engineer with an expansive career holding several senior leadership roles delivering transport infrastructure to Queensland. Kym’s biography can be found here.

Kym says:
“I love engaging with and leading people, and driving a strong performance and values-based culture in pursuit of excellence. I have a passion for partnering and community, making a difference in people’s everyday lives and empowering people to shine and be the best selves possible. Being an influential member of this Committee is a terrific alignment with my values and purpose.”

Committee Membership – 2022

The AfPA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee has been formed to address the long-standing lack of diversity across our industry and encourage systemic workplace practices, leadership, professional development and culture to prioritise inclusion

  • Kym Murphy, (Chair) RoadTek
  • Angeleen Sharma, SAMI Bitumen Technologies
  • Christian Christodoulou, Transport for NSW
  • Hana Musa, Boral Asphalt
  • Janene Jamieson, COLAS
  • Jason Hourigan, Fulton Hogan
  • Jodie Harris, Boral Asphalt
  • Katie McElhone, Fulton Hogan
  • Katriina Takha, A Human Agency | A-HA!
  • Mary Johns, Pavement Management Services
  • Pamela Henderson, Transport for NSW
  • Paula Perna, COLAS
  • Rob Monaci, Georgiou Group
  • Sonia Fernandes, Encompass Business Solutions
  • Wendy Douglas, Altus
  • Zehra Kaya, Huesker

Our Committee members are deeply passionate and committed to encouraging and supporting increased diversity and inclusion across our industry, their motivations and interests to participating in the Committee are provided here.

Click HERE to view Diversity and Inclusion resources