News from November 2018
In a historic event for the Australian wine industry, members of Australian Vignerons (AV) and Winemakers' Federation of Australia have agreed to amalgamate and form Australian Grape and Wine Incorporated (AGWI). This decision marks a positive turning point for our industry that we can all be proud of.Bringing wine grape growers and winemakers into one national advocacy body is a win for everyone. Grape growing in Australia has a long history and a prosperous grape growing industry…
The announcement of record attendance for an annual Australian scientific pharmacy conference has provided a fitting finale as Professor Michael Dooley announced he was stepping down as President of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA).
With a total of 1,303 individuals attending across the four days of Medicines Management 2018 in Brisbane, the event is the largest National Conference in SHPA’s history, an event marked by personal and professional…
The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales (REINSW) has elected Brett Hunter as President-Elect of the industry body, effective November 2018- for a one-year term.
REINSW CEO Tim McKibbin said the appointment of Brett Hunter as President-Elect will ensure a smooth transition when REINSW President Leanne Pilkington steps down in 12 months-time.
“Brett has contributed to the direction and strategy of the REINSW for 10 years, and is recognised within…
The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) has announced that the Board has elected Robyn Waters as President for 2018-19.A formidable force in the Victorian real estate industry, Ms Waters was the first Australian woman to be appointed World President of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI) in May 2014. She served on the REIV Board as Senior Vice President in 2017-18 and Director from 2001 to 2006 as well as being a ministerial appointment to the Estate Agents Council…
Adelaide-based building surveyor Troy Olds will lead the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) for the next two years.
Mr Olds, who is South Australian Director on the Board of AIBS, was appointed by the Board today, Friday 9 November 2018, as President. He will take the reins from Timothy Tuxford who decided to step down as President to focus on his career as Manager, Compliance at Woollahra Municipal Council. Mr Tuxford will stay on the AIBS Board as…
Family Day Care Australia (FDCA) is delighted to announce the appointment of two members to the Board of Directors.
Following the FDCA Annual General Meeting in November, Priscilla Schwanz and Rebecca Rushby were both appointed to the FDCA Board of Directors on the back of being successfully nominated and elected as member-elected Directors.
South Australian family day care educator Priscilla Schwanz continues her tenure as an FDCA Director after originally joining the Board in 2011.
Dr Melanie Hayes, CEO of Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) has announced the appointment of Cheryl Dey as DHAA National President.
Dr Hayes released the following statement regarding Dey's appointment:
Cheryl has been involved with the DHAA for 11 years, and has served on our Board of Directors for five years as Treasurer.…
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has appointed Mr Con Castrisos OAM as its new National President.
Mr Castrisos first joined the National Board of R&CA in 2000. He returns to the role of National President having previously served in the position from 2002 to 2009. Under the previous Restaurant & Catering Queensland Association, he served as State President from 1999 to 2004. He also chaired the Industry Action Agenda…
The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA), the peak business organisation representing manufacturers and suppliers of innovative dental products, announced at its Annual General Meeting on Friday, 26 October 2018, that members elected Ms Tanya McRae of Dental Installations as the new ADIA National President.
At the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) AGM Dr Sue Matthews, CEO of The Royal Women’s Hospital, was announced as the new Board Chair succeeding Gary Thomas. The VHA also released their 2017-18 Annual Report and VHA Strategy 2019-22 at the meeting.
Dr Matthews joined The Women's from the Niagara Health System in Ontario, where she held the position of interim President and CEO from 2011-2013. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Executive.
The Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) has announced that Lee Tonitto will be stepping down as CEO effective 1 December 2018. In Lee Tonitto's CEO update for AMI she wrote the following statement:
After four rewarding years at the helm of AMI, I announce I will be stepping down as CEO on December 1 2018 to commence the next chapter of my career.
It has been a privilege to lead the AMI to serve our purpose to provide cutting edge marketing theory and practice to fuel…
Nigel McBride Has Decided To Step Down From His Role As Chief Executive Of Business SA When His Current Contract Ends On 30 June 2019, After He Will Have Served Seven Years As Leader Of The State’s Largest Business And Employer Organisation.Mr McBride Leaves Business SA In A Strong Position, Having Overseen The Most Effective And High-Profile Campaigns In The Organisation’s 179-Year History Including Opposing…
President of Master Builders Association of Victoria, Melanie Fasham, announced today that Rebecca Casson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Master Builders.
Ms Casson is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Geelong, with more than 20 years experience across government, industry and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, the UK and USA.