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FIA CEO and Board Chair step down

At the Fundraising Institute Australia's (FIA) December Board meeting, Chief Executive Officer Rob Edwards informed Directors of his intention to step down from his role in June 2018. Nigel Harris also announced that he will be concluding his two-year term as Board Chair. FIA's new Chair, James Garland, and his Board will then oversee the transition of executive leadership by mid-2018. In a statement, Mr Harris revealed that several…

NSW state tourism organisation joins AACB

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) is pleased to announce the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, has joined the national peak body for Australia’s convention bureaux. “We commend Destination NSW for developing the NSW Regional Conferencing Strategy and Action Plan and are pleased to welcome another part of regional Australia to the ranks of AACB,” said Andrew Hiebl, CEO of the AACB. “Destination NSW has recognised the value that…

PHAA to farewell long-time CEO Michael Moore

One of Australia’s most respected leaders in public health, Michael Moore AM will be retiring from his position as CEO of the Public Health Association Australia (PHAA). Mr Moore has served in the role of CEO at the PHAA since 2008. His retirement from the Association will take effect from Easter 2018. Mr Moore’s exceptional leadership in public health has been of immeasurable value to the PHAA and the wider community, and followed a long and distinguished career in Australian politics and education. The…

Federal Government announces new ACNC Commissioner

Dr Gary Johns has been named as the new Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), following a formal announcement by Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the Hon Michael Sukkar MP. Dr Johns is a Director of the Australian Institute for Progress and an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology Business School. He has served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership, and has wide-ranging experience…

Pedal Power ACT welcomes new CEO

Ian Ross has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Pedal Power ACT, and will be joining in January 2018. Mr Ross is a keen bike rider and a member of Pedal Power ACT. He has been the Executive Director of Community Connections Incorporated (CCI) for the past six years. Community Connections is a not for profit organisation that provides independent coordination services to people with disabilities. Since May 2016, Ian has also held the role of Executive Director of…

Industry Funds Forum to become part of AIST

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and Industry Funds Forum (IFF) have announced that IFF has become part of AIST following an agreement between the two industry associations. AIST CEO Eva Scheerlinck said AIST already had a long history of collaboration on various projects with IFF and she looked forward to working even more closely with the chief executive officers of Australia’s 18 largest industry super funds who make up IFF’s membership. “IFF is a natural…

Retail associations first partnership

Australia’s two leading retail industry groups have joined forces to help retailers move in response to the rapidly changing business environment. Australia’s largest and most representative retail industry group,the National Retail Association, and the established business network connecting and supporting online retailers, NORA,…

REINSW elects Leanne Pilkington President

REINSW has elected Leanne Pilkington as President, effective immediately for a two year term.  REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin said Ms Pilkington’s major strength was her ability to connect with people right across the industry. “A strong advocate for women in the profession, Leanne is the second female President since the establishment of REINSW in 1910 and was a founder of the Real Women in Real Estate group,” Mr McKibbin said.  Leanne is currently the Managing Director…

CEO resigns from peak national body for pharmacists

Dr Lance Emerson has resigned as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the peak national organisation for pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). After three and a half years as CEO, Dr Emerson – a highly respected healthcare leader in Australia – will leave the organisation in January next year having achieved many positive outcomes, structural reforms, improved member services and helping to boost the public profile of pharmacists and PSA. PSA National President…

AMA Secretary General to move on after contract ends in 2018

Federal AMA Secretary General, Anne Trimmer, has decided to pursue a different career direction when her five-year contract with the AMA expires in August 2018. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that Ms Trimmer had provided strong, stable leadership of the AMA Secretariat, which provided a well-informed and strategic platform for the work of the President, the Vice President, the Board, and the Federal Council.

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