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Andrew Dillon appointed new CEO of Energy Networks Australia

Energy Networks Australia announced has announced Mr Andrew Dillon’s appointment as its new Chief Executive Officer. Energy Networks Australia Chairman Nino Ficca announced the decision after a comprehensive executive search and competitive selection process throughout Australia. “Mr Dillon has held senior roles in…

STA announces new President

Leading marine scientist and broadcaster Professor Emma Johnston has become President of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector’s peak body, Science & Technology Australia (STA). Professor Johnston was confirmed as President at the STA annual general meeting in Sydney today, taking on the role from outgoing President Emeritus Professor Jim Piper AO. A leading marine ecotoxicologist, Professor Johnston is also Dean of Science at the University of NSW, a board member…

New President announced for Parking Australia

Parking Australia, the national body representing the interests of the parking industry in Australia, has elected six directors, (three are new to the Board) at the Annual General Meeting of the Company. A comprehensive Presidents Report was delivered by Cristina Lynn highlighting the success of the Outlook Conference held in Sydney, the advocacy efforts through government submissions and media relations, the uptake of major parking facility operators for the Accredited Operator Scheme…

Leading industry advertising bodies join forces

Australia’s leading advertising industry bodies announced today that they have established a working group to design and publish a common set of best-practice operating standards to improve transparency in the digital advertising supply chain, to reduce fraud and improve brand safety. The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA), the Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia (IAB) and the Media Federation of Australia (MFA) will draw…

Advanced Practice Collaborative launches

The nation’s leading pharmacy organisations have united today to launch the Advanced Practice Collaborative, a new committee that will work collaboratively to examine and progress drivers for Advance Practice pharmacists in Australia. Involving representatives from the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the Advanced Practice Collaborative will meet quarterly to progress Advanced Practice…

Institute of Managers and Leaders partners with Chartered Management Institute

The Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML, formerly the Australian Institute of Management) has announced a long-term strategic partnership with prestigious, London-based, international management body, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The partnership sees IML become the exclusive management and leadership accrediting body in Australia and New Zealand, with the introduction of the Chartered Manager professional designation, and a new university partnerships…

Trisha Mok appointed to ATMS Board

The Australian Traditional Medicine Society announced on 1 November that Trish Mok has been appointed as its first independent non-executive Board Director.   Trisha is a senior legal counsel and chartered secretary. She has expertise in commercial and corporate law, compliance, governance, intellectual property and mergers and acquisitions.…

Michael Lawrence appointed COBA CEO

COBA today announced the appointment of Michael Lawrence as its new CEO. Mr Lawrence brings 30 years’ experience in financial services to the role. He led AMP Bank as Managing Director from 2007 to 2015 and also worked at NAB in a range of roles in Australia and overseas, as well as time at Westpac.  During his tenure as Managing Director of AMP Bank he took profit from $9m to $104m, with return on capital increasing from 6% to 16% and cost to income ratio down from 78%…

IPWEA Australasia welcomes new President

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is proud to welcome Tasmania’s Matthew Greskie as its new President. Mr Greskie has been IPWEA Vice President and Chair of IPWEA’s Audit and Risk Committee for the past two years. Hailing from Devonport on the Apple Isle’s north-west coast, Mr Greskie is CEO of Dulverton Waste Management, which won the Waste Management Association Australia Landfill Excellence Award 2017 against many much larger and internationally-backed…

Melbourne Home to Largest Chemical Congress Ever Hosted in Australia

Melbourne, Australia was the stage for three Nobel Laureates, over 3,300 scientists and nine concurrent conferences when the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Centenary Chemistry Congress took over Melbourne last week. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 23 – 27 July 2017, the RACI Centenary Chemistry Congress is the largest chemical congress ever held in Australia. RACI partnered with nine prestigious chemistry conferences, to present what…

Dr Ursula Stephens to chair FIA Code Authority

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has established an independent Authority to oversee its new code. The Code, launched 1 July, will be enforced from 1 January 2018.  The seven-member Code Authority will be responsible for compliance monitoring, complaints administration and making recommendations for improvements to self-regulation, reporting quarterly to the FIA Board of Directors. The…

Susan Pascoe elected President of ACFID

Susan Pascoe AM has been elected as the new President of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), Australia’s peak-body for aid and international development non-governmental organisations.  Welcoming the announcement, ACFID’s CEO, Marc Purcell, said:  “Susan is one of Australia’s most influential advocates for charities and brings a wealth of experience to this role. Her exceptional leadership at the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission…

Future vision of MCEC unveiled

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the design details of its A$300 million expansion project. Primarily funded by the Victorian Government, the expansion aims to further develop MCEC as a premier events venue, as well as enhancing the current facilities.   At a preview event in October, CEO Peter King revealed the future MCEC will include the 1,000-seat Goldfields Theatre, which can be seamlessly transformed into a banquet…

AIPM CEO to stand down

The Board of Directors of the Australian Institute of Project Management announced in September that CEO, Ms Yvonne Butler FAIPM, has advised that she will be stepping down from the position of Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. AIPM Chair of the Board, Mr Leh Simonelli, expressed the Board’s sentiment when he said “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Yvonne for the significant contribution she made in her time as CEO to the Institute and to the profession of project management…

Survey on technology relevance

Technology company Clade has undertaken a survey of 55 Australian associations, with memberships ranging from less than 100 to thousands of members, to establish what view associations have of their technology. The resulting report suggests that associations are lagging behind the business sector when it comes to technology, with a staggering 70% lacking a 360° view of their members and a large percentage still feeling the heavy administrative burden of mostly manual processes.  “This…

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