News from May 2018
Dr Tony Bartone has been elected the new President of the Federal AMA, replacing Dr Michael Gannon whose two-year term has come to an end.
Dr Bartone, the immediate past Vice President of the Federal AMA, is a GP from Melbourne and a former President of AMA Victoria.
In a passionate speech to delegates, Dr Bartone spoke about how the dedication and care that his family GP showed to his father during a serious health crisis inspired him to pursue a vocation in medicine.
The ASHM Board has appointed Alexis Apostolellis to be its next CEO.
ASHM President Dr Mark Bloch released the following announcement regarding the appointment:
Alexis’s appointment was based on a unanimous recommendation from an interview panel after a rigorous recruitment process which featured strong applications from several candidates.
Alexis comes to ASHM from a background in both the commercial and not for profit sectors. Most recently Alexis was the CEO of the Australian…
Dr Kean-Seng Lim is the new AMA (NSW) President, following a term as Vice President, and Dr Danielle McMullen is the new AMA (NSW) Vice President.
Both doctors are GPs working in Sydney.
Dr Lim is replacing Prof Brad Frankum as President of the state body, following the expiration of his term and his decision to run as a candidate for Federal AMA President.
“I am looking forward to representing the interests of the wider medical profession in NSW and the challenges that…
Victorian architect Clare Cousins was inaugurated as the 79th National President of the Australian Institute of Architects at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Melbourne.
As the Institute increases its advocacy activity in line with our new strategic plan, Cousins will continue to champion key Institute policies including affordable housing and sustainability.
‘I am passionate about the transformational role architects play in the life of our cities and communities as champions…
President of Optometry Western Australia Rob Howie, announced that Evan MacRae has been appointed executive officer.
A former member of Nifnex’s top 100 most influential business people in WA (2014), Mr MacRae’s latest appointment follows a career spanning the mining, health care, business management and advocacy sectors.
Mr Howie said that as the organisation…
Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CAA) Board of Directors have announced the appointment of Associate Professor Leanne Raven as its new Chief Executive Officer effective 24 April 2018.
Chair of the CCA Board Beata Koropatwa welcomed the appointment stating she was delighted to have Leanne in the role and is excited by the future of CCA in improving the lives of people living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Leanne comes with a wealth of experience and her significant experience…
The AMA has appointed Dr Michael Schaper as its next Secretary General.
Dr Schaper will take up the position in late July. He will replace Anne Trimmer, who will leave the AMA in August at the completion of her five-year term.
Dr Schaper will join the AMA from his current position as Deputy Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), a position he has held since 2008.
AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, said today that the AMA Federal Council and…
AusBiotech Chairman, Julie Phillips, has announced that Mr Glenn Cross has decided to retire from his position as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after 13 years’ service and two years heading the organisation.
In reflecting Mr Cross’s contributions, Ms Phillips said: “I applaud Glenn’s passion for the organisation and its place in the Australian life sciences industry. His achievements are both numerous and significant, including leading roles in establishing the AusMedTech and the annual…
Following an extensive executive search process led by National Council, The Tax Institute has announced the confirmation of the appointment of Giles Hurst in the permanent role as CEO of The Tax Institute. Giles Hurst will be commencing in the role on 23 April 2018.
Giles comes to The Tax Institute with an international career spanning almost 30 years, with leadership experience gained across European and Asian markets. He spent 10 years…
The Board of Universities Australia has announced the appointment of Catriona Jackson as its new Chief Executive.
Ms Jackson succeeds Belinda Robinson, who has built the capacity and profile of the organisation as a respected voice for the university sector.
A highly experienced advocate, Ms Jackson has been Deputy Chief Executive of Universities Australia for the past two years and is former CEO of Science and Technology Australia.
She has also served as Director of Communication…