Rowena Beckworth

Director, Beckworth Advisory


Rowena is a business leader and advisor with over 20 years of experience in board, management and consulting roles in world-class organisations across aviation, defence, infrastructure, and not-for-profit.

At board level, she serves as the Deputy Chair at Women in Technology, a not-for-profit organisation that advances and empowers women in STEM fields. She has established and chaired board sub-committees at Boeing and WiT, improving rigour and transparency for risk management and financial sustainability. Other board highlights include leading strategy refresh, building industry partnerships and strengthening governance focus.

In an executive capacity, Rowena was on the company leadership team at Boeing for four years as Director Strategy Implementation and Director Business Services with additional duties as Chief Security Officer and Executive Sponsor for Reconciliation. Highlights included leading enterprise level strategic planning, operating model design and strengthening leadership focus on risk and governance.

Rowena holds a Master of Business Administration and Aeronautical Engineering qualifications and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She actively participates in industry groups to maintain relevant knowledge and networks.

Progress-oriented by nature, Rowena has a unique ability to navigate complexity to forge a clear, tangible path forward. Her diverse career path demonstrates adaptability and a track record of elevating performance and delivering results.

Rowena is an active mentor on leadership, business and career matters, always happy to unpack challenges, explore opportunities and reflect on experiences with the aim of moving forward with clarity and confidence. She is particularly interested guiding effective growth management and transformation of impact-driven organisations.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business management & performance
  • Operations
  • Governance and risk
  • Project delivery


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