Industry leader Tracey Gramlick was today announced as the Chair of the Board of Standards Australia Limited.
Ms Gramlick, the first woman to serve as the Chair of Standards Australia in the company’s almost 100-year history, comes to the role with more than thirty-five years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, research and development, advocacy, management and marketing roles in several ASX listed, private, not for profit and government enterprises and as a non-executive director.
In her previous role as Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director of the Australian Window Association, Ms Gramlick served as a member representative and on the Standards Australia Council. Gramlick has also served as Chair of several Standards Australia technical committees, and as an Australian delegate to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Ms Gramlick was first elected to the Standards Australia Board in 2017. Her appointment follows the retirement of Richard Brooks, who reached his maximum term of 6 years as Chair.
In acknowledging Ms Gramlick’s appointment, Mr Brooks commented, “I am proud of what we have achieved in the last 6 years through my tenure as Chair. I want to thank the board, staff, and members and stakeholders for their support over the last 6 years.
“I am incredibly pleased that Tracey will succeed me as Chair. I do not doubt that her skills, knowledge, commitment and dedication will serve her well through her term,” concluded Mr Brooks.
In commenting on her appointment, Ms Gramlick said, “It’s an honour to be appointed as Chair of Standards Australia. I look forward to working with the board and the management team to achieve our mission of empowering Australian communities. Much has been done, and there is much more to do.”
Ms Gramlick’s appointment has been acknowledged by government and industry leaders.
CSIRO’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley welcomed the appointment, “I congratulate Tracey on her appointment. Tracey is passionate about standards and their importance to the scientific and technical infrastructure of Australia. I look forward to Tracey forging even greater links between national and international standards and Australia’s research and scientific community.”
Mr Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association, Australian Industry Group, said, “Ai Group welcomes the decision of the Board of Standards Australia to appoint Tracey Gramlick as its new Chair. Tracey is highly respected; has a close knowledge of the multi-layered links between standards and industry; and a firm commitment to the positive role of standards in supporting the Australian economy and society.”
Standards Australia’s Chief Executive Officer Adrian O’Connell congratulated both Richard Brooks and Tracey Gramlick, “It has been a pleasure to work with Richard as Chair over the last 6 years. Richard is a man of great integrity and commitment and his contributions to Standards Australia have been substantial. I look forward to continuing to work with Richard over the coming year in his final year as a director of Standards Australia.
“I also congratulate Tracey on her appointment as Chair. Tracey brings to the role many years of senior executive and non-executive experience. Tracey has a breadth of experience that will serve Standards Australia well through our next phase of strategic execution. I look forward to working with Tracey and the Board as we work towards achieving Standards Australia’s strategic objectives,” concluded Mr O’Connell.