Managing Director

Diane is co-owner of three companies based in Tasmania. (Powercom Consultants Pty Ltd, Novaris Pty Ltd and Powercom Systems Pty Ltd and is a founding director and co-owner of Novaris Technologies Malaysia.

Diane is a past National President of Women Chiefs of Enterprises (International) Pty Ltd {WCEI} and a current member of its board.

Diane’s passion is in the development and empowerment of businesswomen. She has been appointed as a Commissioner for the Pacific and Asian regions for FCEM, (Les Femmes Chiefs d’Entreprise Mondial) and in 2015, was appointed to the board of IWEC (The International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge) based in New York. She is the first Australian to become the President of TIAW, (The International Alliance for Women) taking up that role in January 2019. All these organizations place her in a unique position for encouraging and helping other entrepreneurs to reach their full potential and to benefit emerging economies in the empowerment of their women.

In 2005, she received the honor of being acknowledged as Tasmania’s, Telstra Businesswoman of the Year and in 2009, Diane became the first woman to receive the Gold Medal Award from the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2011, she was a recipient of an IWEC award (the International Woman Entrepreneurial Challenge Award) and in 2014, Diane received a TIAW “Woman of Difference Award”. Finally, in 2015, Diane received an “Outstanding leadership Award” from the Women’s Leadership Congress held in Mumbai.

Diane is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Royal Society for the Arts.