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CEO Suzanne Campbell to retire from her role at AIIA

The Board of Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) today announced that CEO Suzanne Campbell will retire from her role when her term expires on 29 January 2016. Kee Wong, Chair of the AIIA said: “The board wishes to thank Suzanne for successfully leading the Association through a transition phase over the past four years. She has been able to build a strong team who have raised our profile with state and federal government, positively impacted policy issues relevant to our…

Employee of The Benevolent Society charged with fraud

A reminder to maintain financial vigilence comes from the charging with fraud of a former employee at Australia's oldest charity, The Benevolent Society. The 72 year old client account officer, who had left The Benevolent Society last year after eight years with the charity, allegedly pocketed almost $150,000 in cash payments for Meals on Wheels services over more than six years.  The Benevolent Society noticed discrepancies in its bank accounts in September 2014 and private forensic…

Diabetes NSW - from red to black in 18 months

CEO Sturt Eastwood, credits the entire team of Diabetes NSW with the turnaround in the organisation's fortunes over the last year and a half. Here's what he had to say in his Linkedin article on 13 October 2015: Great execution of basic business fundamentals has been key to a positive financial outcome for Diabetes NSW.  From a forecast $1.7m loss on a revenue base of $6m to a $200k profit in just 18 months is a…

Vale Don Chambers

Don Chambers, the former Chair of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association, sadly passed away on 11 October while on a trip to Rome, Italy. He was 78. Don was an important part of the Keep Australia Beautiful family for more than a decade. He stepped down as national Chair in 2013, although he remained on the board of Keep Australia Beautiful Victoria. CEO of Keep Australia Beautiful National Association Philip Robinson said Mr Chambers was one of a kind. “All those…

Perth Convention Bureau's 2016 Aspire Awards

The Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) 2016 Aspire Awards are now open to individuals involved with not-for-profit associations who can apply for the City of Perth, the City of Mandurah and Giving West Scholarships funded by PCB under its Aspire Program. PCB is also pleased to announce the launch of the Telethon Kids Institute Award, open to staff at the Telethon Kids Institute. The aim of the Aspire Program is to assist the individual’s personal and professional development through attendance at…

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