Pilbara Women in Business 2020

Published on Monday, 24 February 2020 at 11:22:00 AM

On Monday evening a two-hour panel hosted by MC Tanya Dodd (KDCCI CEO) saw Pilbara Universities Centre CEO Susan Grylls along with Mark Bouw, Founder of management consulting company Muidop and Brigette McDowell, CEO of Cheeditha Energy speak about ‘Driving Change through Innovation’.  Each of the keynote speakers shared stories about their experiences and career, providing the audience with a powerful and raw insight into their professional lives.

Mark Bouw

Mark has over 25 years of Corporate Strategy, Innovation, Commercialisation Leadership and accessing Government Grants. His market expertise includes Health & Medical, FMCG/consumer products, and Advanced Technologies markets. He is the Founder at Muidop.

Mark works with businesses to find the right strategies that deliver true economic profit with a focus on the healthcare, consumer & technology industries. Mark is noted for his ability to build start-ups, drive new product development, lead businesses and have a wealth of expertise in navigating the government grant landscape.  World-class ability to analyse trends and find opportunities that win to drive true economic profit, Global success in R&D, product development, launch and market embedment. Front line leadership to challenge social bias in a business to strive beyond mediocre results. Mark is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Susan Grylls

Susan Grylls is the CEO of the Pilbara Universities Centre (PUC). In 2019 she left her executive position in a multinational oil and gas logistics company to establish the PUC and help provide Pilbara residents with the ability to study at university without having to leave the Pilbara. Since graduating from university with a double degree in law and environmental science, Susan has worked in a myriad of industries (including telecommunications, agribusiness, legal services, marine and oil and gas logistics) in a variety of roles. Working with great and inspiring people from all walks of life has been one of the major benefits of her career and she firmly believes that when it comes to innovation, rural, regional and remote people certainly punch above their weight.

Susan lives in the Karratha with her family and loves water polo, mountain bikes riding and enjoying the benefits of the beautiful Dampier archipelago. She particularly enjoys not having to spend hours in traffic each week getting to and from work.

Brigette McDowell

Brigette McDowell is the CEO of Cheeditha Energy. Cheeditha Energy is a Pilbara Aboriginal Company that was established in early 2018 between Cheeditha Group Aboriginal Corporation and local Western Australian company National HC to pursue opportunities in the Pilbara for the design and installation of solar projects and energy saving and environmentally friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant exchange.

The company’s vision is to create a long term business opportunity for the people of Cheeditha and their business partners and to support Cheeditha Group’s overarching desire to become financially independent. The company’s mission is to provide value to clients by way of effective energy-saving solar and hydrocarbon exchange solutions.

Back to All News