Title: Deputy managing director
Business: Oil and gas explorer
Total employees: 25
Reporting directly: 10
Joanne Williams says her most significant business achievement was the effective management of her company’s interest in the Cooper Basin joint venture. She is also one of the original team members who have taken Nido Petroleum from a company worth $20 million in 2005 to a current value of $150 million.
• Make the tough decisions when necessary to achieve the aims and progress the strategies of my business.
• Have an inclusive approach with all levels of staff in an organisation, which provides the ability to energise and motivate others.
Ms Williams completed a bachelor of engineering with honours at the University of Adelaide. She has addressed a number of conferences, including Upstream Petroleum in Singapore. She is particularly passionate about inspiring and guiding young women who are interested in a professional career in engineering. She regularly attends or organises workshops for local charitable organisations.
“It is my honour and privilege to work for my staff, not the other way around.”