Welcome our new Board Observers, Bia Adib and Iris Bua, who have joined us for 2022!
Bia Adib is an IT leader with 27 years’ experience. Bia has worked in many parts of the world and has been exposed to different cultures, languages and industries. Bia is a Director at Microsoft Australia and leads a team focused on Data and Artificial Intelligence. Bia holds a Master degree in Management from UNSW.
Bia is excited about the collaboration with PIANC and the contributions she can make to PIANC’s technology and ICT environments. As a first time member of a board, Bia is keen to learn all aspects of board membership and directorship as well as further developing her professional network.
Iris Bua is a project and bid manager at Veolia Environmental Services in Sydney. An industrial engineer by trade, she was born and raised in New Caledonia, before moving to Australia to pursue her career. Iris works closely with her clients to deliver innovative industrial services and energy recovery solutions and strategies. She is passionate about the environment, and closing the gap on disparities like gender, workplace and development inequalities.
During her observership with PIANC, Iris is working with the Board to identify and help implement the best framework to engage the Pacific Islands with PIANC, and increase the number of members Island Nations.
About: The Observership Program facilitates the involvement of young, talented and energetic individuals in a structured experience on non-profit Boards. Each Observer is paired with an organisation for a 12-month period. During that time, Observers attend all board and/or committee meetings as non-voting members and learn about fundamental principles and functions of not- for-profit boards, the roles of board members, fiscal processes and other governance priorities.