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News from December 2018

AWA-AGGA Merger

The Australian Window Association (AWA) and Australian Glass & Glazing Association (AGGA) are the national peak bodies representing and serving businesses in the window, glass and glazing industries. Recognising that together the Associations can better serve and promote the interests of their members, the AWA and AGGA have decided to join forces. We are now very close to completing a merger with a new legal entity now registered and the new constitution finalised. Work is underway…

RACDS announces new President

Following the recent Council Election, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) is pleased to announce its Councillors for 2018-2020: Dr Paul Sambrook (President) Professor Ian Meyers OAM (President-Elect) Dr Warren Shnider (Censor in Chief) Dr Albert Lee (Honorary Treasurer and Councillor representing the Asia Region) Dr Erin Mahoney (Executive Officer and Councillor representing the New Zealand region) A/Professor…

Changes to YHA Australia Board

At the YHA Ltd Board meeting on 1 December 2018, Rob McGuirk resigned as Chair in order to devote his attention to his new role as President of Hostelling International (HI). Rob has served as Chair for the past five years, in a period of great growth and change for YHA. During that time, the organisation was unified in Australia, following mergers of the remaining State-based organisations in Tasmania and WA, to form one national entity – YHA Australia. There were also significant property…

Registrations Open for the 2019 Aspire Awards Information Lunch

The Perth Convention Bureau’s (PCB) 2019 Aspire Program is now open to academics at four Western Australian universities, along with individuals involved with not-for-profit associations who are eligible to apply for the City of Perth Convention Scholarship, the Giving West Conference Scholarship and the City of Mandurah Convention Scholarship. In addition, the Telethon Kids Institute Aspire Conference Award is open to staff at the Telethon Kids Institute and the Australian Institute of Management…

IPWEA appoints Acting CEO

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Board has appointed Ben Balov as Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Institute following the resignation of Robert Fuller from the position. The transition took effect from 30 November, 2018. Mr Fuller identified his leadership of a recent Australia and New Zealand all-industry delegation to the Smart Cities Expo World Congress in Barcelona as a career highlight, given the opportunities it provided to…

Governance Institute announces new President

Rachel Rees FGIA has been appointed as President of Governance Institute of Australia — the leading professional membership association for every one with governance or risk management responsibilities. Rachel will take on the role from 1 January 2019. Ms Rees takes the reins at a critical time as Governance Institute continues to push for a greater commitment to good governance and risk management structures from boards and executives. “I am thrilled to take on this role at such a significant…

ADIA announces CEO

The Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA) has announced the appointment of Mr Kym De Britt as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr De Britt will replace Mr Troy Williams who served as CEO of ADIA for almost nine years. Mr De Britt was selected as the new CEO by the ADIA Board of Directors given his prior experience as an Executive with the essential skills required for the role. “Kym is an experienced and versatile Executive with a proven…

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