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RegTech Association announces new appointments

The RegTech Association (RTA) has announced the appointment of a new CEO and two board members: leading advocacy expert, Deborah Young as CEO; Commonwealth Bank’s (CBA) Head of Governance & Assurance, Jasper Poos as Director and serial RegTech entrepreneur, Harold Lucero as Director. The RTA brings regulators and regulated entities together to improve efficiency, productivity and safety of business and financial systems - through the adoption of RegTech. These three new appointments will…

New Social Ventures CEO

Social Ventures Australia (SVA) Chair Paul Robertson today announced Suzie Riddell as the organisation’s incoming CEO. Riddell is currently Chief Strategy Officer at SVA, where she has held various roles since 2011.During her time at SVA Riddell has led diverse projects and initiatives for a wide range of not-for-profit, corporate and government clients; driven internal strategy and business planning; as well as spearheaded the incubation and growth of collaborative start-up social ventures…

ADIA CEO moving on

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, has announced that after more than eight years in the role, Troy Williams will leave as Chief Executive Officer at the end of the year. According to ADIA National President, Mr Phil Jolly, both ADIA and the dental industry are better for Mr Williams' service. “Troy’s contribution has been significant and his legacy will be enduring. Today…

Wine industry bodies eye potential amalgamation

Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) and Australian Vignerons (AV) have entered into formal discussions on a potential amalgamation of the two industry bodies, to create a single united peak body, to represent the Australian grape and wine sector at the federal level. WFA Chief Executive, Tony Battaglene commented on the proposal to form a single organisation, saying, “There have been discussions over the years for reform of the grape and wine representative bodies, to deliver greater…

Three industry associations unite

The Australasian Catalogue Association (ACA) has announced it will be merging with TSA Limited and the Australasian Paper Industry Association (APIA) to form a strong and united industry position. Following over a year of review, the three Associations engaged with 127 stakeholders, hosting workshops in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, to develop the new strategy, purpose and brand: The Real Media Collective. “Real media pays homage to the physical and tactile nature of print and…

Drinks Association partners with GS1 Australia

GS1 Australia and the Drinks Association have announced a new strategic partnership to drive industry standards development and adoption to improve business and supply chain efficiency in the drinks industry.Maria Palazzolo, GS1 Australia’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer said, “We are delighted to be working with the Drinks Association for the benefit of members, many of whom have membership in both organisations. Through this partnership, we have a much…

New CEO at Occupational Therapy Australia

An accomplished company director with significant experience in the not-for-profit sector will help lead Australia’s occupational therapists through a period of rapid change it was announced today.Ms Samantha Hunter will commence work as the Chief Executive Officer of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) on 13 September, OTA President Dr Angela Berndt said.“As a senior leader, Samantha has overseen significant strategic growth across a diverse range of entities including…

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