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AICD CEO John Brogden Steps Down

John Brogden has resigned as CEO of the Australian Institute of Company Directors after the return of his illness in recent months. Mr Brogden has been Managing Director and CEO of AICD since January 2015 and is also Chairman of Lifeline Australia and UrbanGrowth NSW. He is currently in hospital, his wife Lucy said at the annual Lifeline fundraising Chairman’s Lunch in Sydney…

Chartered Accountants ANZ Appoints New CEO

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has announced that Rick Ellis will join the organisation as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr Ellis is currently the CEO of the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, where he was responsible for transforming New Zealand’s iconic cultural institution and leading tourism destination. His career spans…

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Sydney remains Australia's #1 Business Event Destination

Sydney is again Australia’s number one business event destination according to the latest International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Country and City Rankings report. Released today, the results place Sydney at #1 in Australia and #10 in the Asia Pacific. Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of Business Events Sydney (BESydney), said, “We’re thrilled to remain #1 in Australia.…

CPA Australia under scrutiny

CPA Australia, Australia’s biggest association of professionals with around 155,000 members, has been under unwanted scrutiny from sections of the media and membership in the first part of 2017. Brett Stevenson, an Armidale NSW-based member of CPA Australia, has led objections to the disproportionate focus on CEO Alex Malley in the marketing of the accounting body, its opaqueness around the salaries of key executives and the holding of its AGM in Singapore, among other matters such as…

ADAVB appoints new CEO

The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB), has appointed its new CEO, Clinical Associate Professor Matthew Hopcraft. Clinical A/Prof Matthew Hopcraft is currently an Oral Health Advisor with Dental Health Services Victoria, Professional and Scientific Relations Consultant with Oral–B, Spokesperson and Co-Founder of SugarFree Smiles and Clinical Associate Professor…

MCEC named Australia’s best at National MEA Awards

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was named Australia’s best at the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) National Awards on 2 May 2017, receiving the top venue award ‘Meeting Venue 500 Delegates or More’ for industry excellence. It was also a crowning moment for MCEC’s Operations Manager, Darren Southurst (pictured) who was named Australia’s…

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