Ting Gorman – Production Unit Lead
Ting graduated with first-class honours in a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering/Biomedical Science degree from Monash University and was the first female operations graduate at the St Fergus gas plant at Shell UK. The job took her to the other side of the world, away from family and as one of only three females among hundreds of male colleagues. Despite homesickness and having to navigate a male-dominated workplace, Ting succeeded and stepped up into a leadership position as an offshore Shift Supervisor and Radiation Protection Supervisor at just 24 years of age. Ting continued her success upon her return to Australia, becoming an Operations Technician on Shell’s Prelude Project, again navigating challenges that occur in isolated, male-dominated, offshore environments. As a Reliability Engineer, Ting delivered a business plan that was recognised by Shell as Global Best in Class, and her success in this role saw her promoted to Production Unit Lead late in 2021.
Ting has been a strong advocate for gender diversity and during her offshore tenure authored a white paper on female participation in oil and gas. She is also co-chair of Shell Achieving Real Change, the company’s east coast gender equity employee resource group.