Jacquelene Brotherton was born and raised in outback Australia; she has spent over five decades in the trucking industry where she has worked in multiple different roles.
She is currently a Transport Manager at Lineage Logistics, the largest cold storage company in the world.
She is the Chair of Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL), a Life member of the Livestock, Bulk and Rural Carriers Association of NSW and on the board of the Australian Gender Equality Council.
She is a member of the Women in Trucking (USA) Content Advisory Council.
In her role as Chair of TWAL, she partnered with Wodonga TAFE and Volvo to launch a programme designed to help women obtain a heavy vehicle driver licences and with Daimler Truck and Bus to bring the Driving the Difference scholarships into being.
She has presented at many local and international conferences on a variety of subjects.
In 2018 Jacquelene was awarded the Women in Industry – Excellence in Road Transport Award and the inaugural Australian Freight Industry Award - Female Leadership in Transport. In 2019, she was awarded the Wyndham Businessperson of the Year.
She writes a fortnightly column for Big Rigs Magazine and is host of the Driving the Difference Show on IETV.