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Australian Grape Growers vote for change

At a special general meeting of Wine Grape Growers Australia on the 8th of September, members voted unanimously in favour of accepting a new Constitution, which will mean that WGGA will now trade as “Australian Vignerons”.  The new name, encompassing both growing and making wine, is intended to reflect a holistic approach to the changing wine community.…

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Cancer Council NSW announces Jeff Mitchell as new CEO

Cancer Council NSW has announced the appointment of Jeff Mitchell as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following an extensive recruitment process. Jeff will commence in the role on 24 October, replacing Jim L’Estrange, who has decided to leave Cancer Council NSW after three years as CEO. Mr Mitchell has had an impressive career, bringing to Cancer…

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Dr. Martin Fahy appointed CEO of ASFA

The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA) is pleased to announce that following an extensive search, Dr. Martin Fahy has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 November. He succeeds Ms. Pauline Vamos who stepped down in July after nine years as CEO of ASFA. Dr. Fahy is currently a Partner in management…

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New CEO for the Heart Foundation

National Board President, Dr Jennifer Johns AM said following a national search for a CEO, the Heart Foundation was delighted to announce Professor Kelly would take up the role on 1 August. “Professor Kelly has led sector reform and internal governance for aged care for the past four years as CEO of Aged & Community Services Australia,” Dr Johns said. “Professor…

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Changes to NSW association laws start on 1 September 2016

Amendments to enhance the way incorporated associations are administered and to clarify the way associations operate start on 1 September 2016. After public consultation over a 3 year period, the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 will be amended and the existing Regulation replaced with a new Associations Incorporation Regulation 2016 on 1 September…

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TESTIMONIALS

WOUNDS AUSTRALIA


 “I highly recommend other organisations to connect with Associations Forum who are able to provide expert training and direction to be effective and transparent in all aspects of operating a company. Since stepping down as President I have encouraged the new Board of Wounds Australia to continue this professional relationship into the future. Our Silver membership has already rewarded us with insight and confidence in functioning as a sustainable business to the benefit of our membership.”    


Margo Asimus

Past President

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL PROSTHETISTS ASSOCIATION LTD


“The value of being able to discuss unification options with other Associations Forum members, together with the support and understanding of Associations Forum throughout the fairly long and drawn-out process, was important when developing the model that eventually brought success to ADPA’s unification efforts”.   


Cindy Tilbrook

Chief Executive Officer

AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF PERIOPERATIVE NURSES


“The ACORN Board is very grateful to Kathy Nguyen, Denys Correll and Associations Forum General Manager, John Peacock, for their expertise, guidance and support during the process of reviewing our Constitution. With their help, this seemingly impossible task was found to be surprisingly simple.”


Wendy Rowland

Executive Officer