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Brain Managing Director recognised as inspiring business woman

Gillian Summers - Managing Director of materials transfer and safety equipment manufacturer, Brain Industries.

Brain Industries Managing Director Gillian Summers has been called an amazing and inspiring business woman in an article in the Daily Telegraph’s The Newcastle News.

The story listed 20 women leaders from the Newcastle and Hunter region who continue to make waves in their fields.

Here’s what the article said about Gillian…

GILLIAN SUMMERS

Gillian Summers Managing Director of Brain Industries
Gillian Summers

Decades of experience in commercial, management, government industry and communications, Ms Summers is a strong advocate for women shining in the business world.

“Sydney and Newcastle were blokes’ towns, with women expected to speak their turn. Leaps of change for women since mean Hunter women compete on the domestic and world stage in very different industries,” she said.

She’s worked with national and international companies like Qantas, held management roles in not-for-profits, cruise ships, mining and military ship building and has also been chief of staff to the Lord Mayor of Newcastle.

In the last six years, Ms Summers and her partner Tony Lobb have set up manufacturing company Brain Industries International in Carrington which strives to use the Hunter’s local industrial skills on new projects to make things for Australia and overseas markets in mining, tunnelling, oil & gas, energy and marine.

Also on the board of the Hunter Business Chamber, her firm was runner up in the 2020 Hunter Manufacturing Awards.

Gillian at Brain Industries
Brain Industries Managing Director Gillian Summers inspects some conveyor pulley lagging made in Brain’s Newcastle engineering facility.
Gillian Summers from Brain Industries showcasing the Mine Refuge Chamber
Hunter Business Chamber CEO, Bob Hawes, Strata Worldwide Australia Managing Director, Tony Lobb, and Brain Industries Managing Director Gillian Summers inside a 4 person emergency refuge chamber.

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