Glen Justins sees himself as just an ordinary guy trying to do the best job he can. Aurizon sees Glen as far from ordinary and recently recognised him with the inaugural Diversity and Inclusion in Action Recognition Award, sponsored by the Aurizon Male Champions of Change.
Glen is Service Delivery Manager Yards and Terminals, for our Freight Operations, based at Forrestfield, Western Australia (WA).
He has been with the Company for more than 30 years and has seen significant improvements in many areas during the past five years.
"We’ve all seen advancements in safety and we continue to strive to achieve ZEROHarm but the Diversity and Inclusion journey is another story," said Glen.
"We have a long way to go and I’m passionate about setting the standard for the people I work with.
"To me it is important we get the right mix in our operations which is very diverse in itself. A good mix of people bring new ideas and everyone starts to look at things differently.
"In Forrestfield, our female supervisors offer very differing perspectives and ideas to improve the efficiency of day-to-day operations. This sharing of ideas in turn causes other employees to relook at the way things are done.
"I try to lead by example and treat all employees equally, focusing on supporting those who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge as well as progress their careers within Aurizon."
Within the Service Delivery WA team, Glen has been at the forefront of championing gender equality and inclusiveness with his peers. He has:
Introduced Indigenous teenage schoolchildren from Esperance to the idea of careers in the rail industry and
Mentored and sought out development opportunities for female colleagues at Forrestfield.
Glen is a true role model and a worthy recipient of Aurizon’s first Diversity and Inclusion in Action Recognition Award.