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CPA Australia announces new Board

CPA Australia yesterday announced nine new Directors have been elected by the member-appointed Representative Council. They are: Ric De Santi, Robyn Erskine, Merran Kelsall, Helen Lorigan, Jon Scriven, Rosemary Sinclair, Caroline Spencer, Peter Wilson and Chin Aik Wong.  Peter Wilson has been elected as the new President and Chairman of the Board of CPA Australia, while Merran Kelsall and Chin Aik Wong…

Minerals Council of Australia CEO to step down

Brendan Pearson will step down as the Chief Executive of the Minerals Council of Australia next month after more than nine years in senior roles with the organisation. Brendan has been Chief Executive since January 2014, having earlier served as Deputy Chief Executive. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the MCA membership more generally, I would express my appreciation for Brendan’s contribution to the work of the…

Allan Gyngell to be AIIA National President

The Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) announced that Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA will become the next national president of the AIIA. Allan Gyngell is already a leader in the Australian international relations community. He is an honorary professor…

CEDA appoints Melinda Cilento as CEO

CEDA National Chairman Paul McClintock AO said Melinda was chosen after an extensive and extremely competitive selection process.“Melinda is an outstanding choice, bringing a wealth of experience from both an economics and business background,” he said.

AASW appoints new Chief Executive Officer

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Cindy Smith as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the national peak body.  After a comprehensive recruitment process, the AASW Board is delighted that Cindy…

VMA Chief Executive Steve Romer to leave Association

Venue Management Association {Asia and Pacific} Limited (VMA) President, Steve Harper CFE, has today announced that VMA Chief Executive Steve Romer has tendered his resignation from the organisation after three and a half years in the position.  Harper says that while it is disappointing to lose Romer, the VMA Board wishes him well in his new endeavours. Harper stated, “Steve leaves on a high, with the VMA now elevated to a new level of professionalism, along with the delivery of significant…

Australian Pipelines and Gas Association appoints new CEO

Australian Pipelines and Gas Association President Shaun Reardon is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Davies to the role of Chief Executive of the association. After spending the previous nine years with the association in various policy roles, most recently as National Policy Manager, Mr Davies has a profound understanding of the many issues affecting pipeline operations and gas markets, Dr Reardon said. “The APGA Board is delighted that Steve will be taking over the…

Alec Gilbert to handover Centre leadership baton

After 12 years of outstanding achievement, Adelaide Convention Centre Chief Executive Alec Gilbert has announced that the time is right to implement a succession plan to transition management of the Centre. “Now that the dust has settled following the opening of our new East Building it is time to take a deep breath and reflect,” Alec said.   “With the redevelopment now complete it…

Karen Bolinger elected AACB President

With the full support of its board, the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is pleased to announce the election of Karen Bolinger, CEO of the Melbourne Convention Bureau as its new president.  The election was held at the AACB Annual General Meeting yesterday and announced at the opening of the AACB Conference this morning. “I am looking forward to a productive year, with one of the first actions being to revisit the strategic plan with a view to the future model…

ASHM announce resignation of CEO A/Prof Levinia Crooks, AM

Adjunct Associate Professor Levinia Crooks, AM has resigned due to health reasons, as Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM). A/Prof Crooks has worked tirelessly for the organisation for eighteen years and her outstanding professional and personal contribution to the HIV and broader BBV and sexual health responses in Australia have been invaluable. ASHM President, Professor Mark Boyd, expressed his sincere thanks.…

Restaurant & Catering Australia announces appointment of new CEO

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has today announced the appointment of Ms Juliana Payne as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Payne has had extensive experience in strategic and corporate operations for industry associations and not-for-profit organisations, having most recently served as Head of Partnerships for CanTeen and Head of Corporate Development for the National Heart Foundation. Ms Payne also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the National…

Adelaide Convention Centre’s $397 million redevelopment

Australia’s oldest convention centre has been reborn as the nation’s newest, with the completion of the Adelaide Convention Centre’s two-phase $397 million redevelopment. The second and final stage of the redevelopment, the new East Building will be officially opened later today (30 August) by the South Australian Premier, the Hon. Jay Weatherill, MP.  The Adelaide Convention Centre expansion has transformed Adelaide’s skyline with two new buildings and boosted the Centre’s footprint to…

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