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New CEO appointed to FIA

Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA) has appointed Katherine Raskob as Chief Executive Officer to drive its next phase of growth. Katherine brings 20 years’ experience from roles in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors including most recently at the Australian Alliance for Data Leadership, incorporating ADMA, the Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising, where she has been Director, Communications and Customer Experience, responsible for key areas of growth including…

Dairy Australia announces new Managing Director

Dairy Australia is set to usher in a new era of leadership, with Dr David Nation today announced as its new Managing Director.Dr Nation was chosen from a global field of candidates for his extensive experience across the dairy sector, including leading roles in a number of key dairy innovation pipeline projects.He is presently serving as Co-Director of DairyBio and DairyFeedbase and previous roles include Chief Executive Officer at Dairy Futures CRC.Dairy Australia…

New name and brand for Australian Canoeing

Paddle Australia, Australia’s National Sporting Organisation responsible for the promotion, support and management of canoeing, kayaking and other paddle sports, has officially launched its new corporate name and brand. Paddle Australia, formerly Australian Canoeing, is embarking on a new strategic journey. Our re-branding signifies a fresh positioning of the organisation as it continues to manage and develop the sport but also places a greater focus on promoting and encouraging…

AAPM appoints new CEO

The Australian Association of  Practice Management Ltd (AAPM) Board of Directors have announced the appointment of Mr Nicholas Voudouris to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Cathy Baynie, National President of AAPM, released the following statement regarding Voudouris' appointment: Nicholas is an experienced CEO who has…

AADL appoints new CEO

The Australian Alliance for Data Leadership (AADL) has appointed credentialed senior executive, Stephen Porges, as Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, effective immediately, to help AADL enable Australian businesses and the economy through data leadership, advocacy and governance. Porges currently sits on a number of Boards and has considerable public and private sector listed company management expertise, and has been instrumental in successful data-driven businesses. He also…

YMCA NSW CEO resigns

After three years as CEO of YMCA NSW, Leisa Hart has resigned her position to focus on the needs of her family and ageing parents. During her tenure, Leisa steered YMCA NSW through the Royal Commission process and led its transformation into a child-safe organisation. Leisa leaves YMCA NSW in an improved position and with the sincere thanks and well wishes of the Board.  Until a new CEO is appointed, YMCA NSW Chief Risk Officer Lisa Giacomelli will act as Interim CEO. Lisa brings…

Queen’s Birthday honours 2018

Associations Forum congratulates the following recipients of Queen’s Birthdays 2018 honours: Jennifer Westacott – Officer of the Order of Australia for service to private and public sector administration, to policy development and reform, and to business. Ms Westacott is currently Chief Executive Officer of Business Council of Australia. Frank Bush – Member of the Order of Australia for service to business. Mr Bush served as President of Governance…

ASGA welcomes new Executive Director

The Australian Sporting Goods Association (ASGA) is excited to announce the appointment of Shaun Bajada as its Executive Director effective immediately. Previous to this appointment, Shaun was a key member of the Australian Retailers Association executive team from 2009-2018. Shaun takes over from Shannon Walker, who had led ASGA for the past six years. ASGA Board President, Andrew Reed said “On behalf of the ASGA Board I’d like to take this opportunity to share the exciting news of the…

ALSA appoints new CEO

Australian Liquor Stores Association (ALSA) President Giuseppe Minissale has announced the appointment of Julie Ryan as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian Liquor Stores Association.Julie is a global executive with over 15 years of experience in legal and advocacy roles and is an experienced company director.Julie was previously the Global General Counsel and Company Secretary for Accolade Wines, and a director of Winemakers Federation of Australia.…

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