Inaugural board observer completes stint at DMTC

BlueScope electrical engineer and ATSE Elevate scholar Yang-Ming Goh has successfully completed the first DMTC Guest of the Chair Fellowship.

As Guest of the Chair, I’ve had the privilege of observing governance as it happens, in real-time,” Yang-Ming said. “Guided by invaluable mentorship from the Chair and complemented by my learning from the Australian Institute of Company Directors’ Foundations of Directorship course, my understanding and respect for director duties and responsibilities has broadened immensely. I’ve also gained insights into the diverse network of DMTC partners, all of whom make important contributions to national defence. I am grateful to DMTC for facilitating this valuable experience.

DMTC has designed the Guest of the Chair Fellowship to provide an emerging leader with rare access and experience at Board level and at the leading edge of Australia’s innovation ecosystem. The observer stays with the Board for a full 12-month cycle of strategy, risk and governance matters.

“Yang-Ming has already demonstrated the benefit we had hoped this experience would provide, both for the individual and for our Board. Yang-Ming has grown in confidence and the Board is deeply grateful to her for her contribution,” DMTC Board Chair Tony Quick said.

Yang-Ming Goh presents to the DMTC Board in March 2024 on opportunities arising from sustainability initiatives for DMTC and companies in the defence sector.

In early 2024, Yang-Ming had the opportunity to attend the DMTC Annual Conference in Canberra and give a presentation to the Board on a topic relevant to both DMTC’s work and her MBA strategy studies.

DMTC is a proud partner of the Elevate program, led by ATSE and supported by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

Elevate scholars are supported with a range of opportunities to extend their skills and networks in the STEM sector, and DMTC’s Guest of the Chair is an additional capacity-building development opportunity that is open to the Elevate Leadership cohort.

Posted by Harry Baxter on April 12th, 2024 Tagged: , ,